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.

article 14 July 2015 Science
A heart-shaped feature on Pluto capture by New Horizons (Picture: Nasa)
Pluto: from Planet X to ex-planet

Pluto suffered one of the biggest demotions in history when it was downgraded from the solar system's ninth planet to a lowly Kuiper Belt Object. If it's not a planet, what is it? And who decides?

post 14 July 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Apple Pay: who profits?

Hand over your fingerprint and credit card details to your iPhone 6, and you can swipe your handset to make purchases up to 20.

article 07 July 2015 UK
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Liam Dutton by Hot summers 'to become the norm in UK'

A study by the Met Office suggests that hot summers are likely to become more common in the UK by the end of the century.

article 29 June 2015 UK
Anti-fracking demonstrators protest outside Lancashire County Hall
Fracking: Lancashire council rejects drilling application

Mining giant Cuadrilla is denied permission to start exploratory drilling and fracking at a site between Preston and Blackpool.

post 16 June 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Edward Snowden: publishing the position of the government?

To claim Russian and Chinese intelligence had cracked the encryption of Ed Snowden's files, without a scintilla of evidence and series of "we don't knows", is going some.