Tributes flood in for teenage cancer hero
Described as a ‘credit to humanity’, Stephen Sutton, the 19-year-old who raised over £3 million for charity, has died. What message should we take from his death?
Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to leave the area surrounding Chernobyl after a massive nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
Liquid water found on Mars
NASA confirms liquid water exists on Mars’s surface. This would mean alien life and human settlement is possible on the planet. Would it be a good idea for humans to make their home there?
Mystery worm sheds light on ancient evolution
It has taken scientists 100 years to understand the basic anatomy of a small extinct sea worm, after several scientific mistakes. Can we ever be sure of our...
Mammoths one step closer to re-birth
Advances in science have allowed researchers to create living mammoth genes for the first time. Is bringing species back a possible goal for scientists?
Sudden ice melt in Greenland shocks scientists
In the past two weeks, a sudden and dramatic melt has turned almost the entire surface of Greenland from ice to liquid water. Nothing like this has happened before. How worried should we be?
Eating healthily can make you live longer
New research reveals that people who eat ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day are more likely to live longer. Some want the five-a-day guideline doubled. But is this asking too much?