article 30 August 2015 World
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

The eminent writer and neurologist has died of cancer at his home in New York. He was 82.

article 28 August 2015 UK
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset

The government says "strong action" is required but opponents call the plans "chaotic". The heated debate over the effectiveness of badger culls wears on as the cull is extended into Dorset.

article 28 August 2015 UK
Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning parents.

article 19 August 2015 Science
Flibanserin packaging
Should women welcome a new pill to tackle low libido?

Flibanserin, widely dubbed "female viagra", is approved for public use by the US drug authority, despite having rejected it twice before. Should women steer clear of a drug critics say is unnecessary?

article 17 August 2015 UK
Diabetes insulin injection
Diabetes could 'bankrupt' the NHS

Soaring cases of diabetes threaten to "bankrupt the NHS", charity Diabetes UK warns.

article 20 July 2015 World
Professor Stephen Hawking (Getty Images)
Stephen Hawking's search for life beyond earth

The celebrated cosmologist teams up with billionaire Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner as they launch a quest to discover life elsewhere in the universe.

article 17 July 2015 UK
Halve your sugar intake, say government advisers

Government advisers warn that the British diet should be made up of no more than 5 per cent sugar - just seven teaspoons and half of the current advice.

article 16 July 2015 UK
Andy Davies by UK's first low-cost 'positive energy' house built in Wales

The three-bedroom family home near Bridgend - which took just 16 weeks to construct - can export more power to the grid than it consumes, experts say.

article 15 July 2015 World, Ukraine
Tom Clarke by Chernobyl: inside the nuclear disaster exclusion zone

Almost 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which turned the area around the plant into a no-go zone, scientists are involved in a unique experiment in how nature copes with radiation.