Torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks, with landslides bringing devastation to the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes.
Environment minister Owen Paterson says genetically modified crops will “improve human health and the environment.” GM science may be in danger of lagging behind in the UK, but is the public bothered?
Prince William will be the first British monarch to have proven Indian roots following DNA analysis, writes Science Reporter Asha Tanna.
Trees in an Essex cemetery have been covered by a giant silvery blanket, described as “spooky” and “ghost-like” by locals. But the strange phenomenon is in fact the work of a legion of caterpillars.
As the debate over government data snooping rages, Channel 4 News speaks to one man who lives a life with no trace. No emails, no phone, no bank account: in other words – you don’t officially exist.
They are best known for their destructive properties, but a tiny marine worm’s eating habits could help fuel the cars of the future.
Scientists have begun to uncover the mysteries behind a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy discovered by chance after more than seven decades in storage.
Hollywood actor Michael Douglas believes his throat cancer was the result of oral sex and not of smoking and drinking. So how widespread is the human papillomavirus that he says caused his illness?
Thousands of infertile couples could see their chances of having a baby improved following a new technique which assesses the quality of IVF embryos before they are implanted.
Brown hare numbers have been falling for many years as a result of shooting parties and habitat loss, claim conservationists. Now they are calling on the government to do more to protect the species.
Scientists research a vaccine which could reduce or eradicate the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes for thousands of people.
Autistic victims of crime are being let down by the criminal justice system, campaigners tell Channel 4 News Science Reporter Asha Tanna.
The latest outbreak of bird flu in China is “one of the most lethal viruses we’ve yet had to face” say experts, who warn it could pose a real global threat to human populations.
Beekeepers take to parliament to demand the government back an EU proposed suspension of pesticides – neonicotinoids – which they claim are behind the dramatic decline of the UK’s bees.
Around 1 million children and teenagers will be targeted in a national MMR catch-up vaccination campaign aimed to stop the increase in measles cases in England.