One-fifth of meat contains unspecified DNA
Do we care too much about what’s in our food? Last year, more than one in five product tests found meat from an animal not on the label.
Exposed: how toxic air reduces intelligence
How can we solve the air pollution crisis? A study has linked pollution to “huge” reductions in test scores. Worldwide, dirty air also leads to millions of early deaths every year.
Scientists find world’s oldest colour — pink!
Should pink be a girl’s colour? While investigating 1.1 billion-year-old rocks, scientists discovered the oldest naturally occurring colour ever found. It was a bright, vivid pink.
How fake meat burgers could save the world
Could fake meat ever replace the real thing? White Castle, one of America’s most famous burger chains, has branched out into selling the “Impossible Slider” — an advanced vegan burger.
The family that gave up plastic
Should you cut out plastic for a week? People are becoming more aware of the issue of plastic pollution. One journalist decided to avoid the material for seven days. He found it very hard…
London buses to be powered by... coffee?
Should all transport use biofuels? A British technology company has managed to turn coffee waste into fuel. Now Transport for London says this will help to keep its iconic red buses running.
Deadly venom could cure cancer
Does nature give us the best medicine? Scientists are studying the deadly venom of a cone snail. It is venomous enough to kill a human in minutes, but it could also be used to cure diseases.
Scientists cure diseases before birth
Scientists have used an amazing new technology to edit the genes of a human embryo and cure it of a rare disease. But what if they learned to tweak our genes to make us faster or smarter?
You’re cooking sprouts all wrong, says expert
They are the nation’s most hated vegetable, and yet Asda will sell 140 million Brussels sprouts in the two weeks before Christmas. Love them or hate them, why do we care so much about them?