Exhibition previews: Visions of a better tomorrow brighten 2019

Plug-and-play human organs, non-human intelligences and missions to Mars add speculative spice to a year of…

Books of 2019: Our pick of the best forthcoming reads

From what to do about Einstein to tricks for survival to doing away with sexist neurotrash,…

Burden of Genius review: The story of the first liver transplants

On the last of our 12 Days of Culture, a film about pioneering liver transplant surgeon…

Hackers have leaked personal details of hundreds of German politicians

A significant data breach has exposed the personal information of chancellor Angela Merkel along with hundreds…

Self-cleaning spacesuits could help astronauts cope with Martian dust

Mars and the Moon are covered in abrasive dust that will stick to and shred spacesuits…

An AI conference warns us why we need to mind our language

We’re using the wrong words to talk about artificial intelligence. The 11th of our 12 Days…

Japan’s plan to resume commercial whaling could actually help whales

Japan’s move is bad news for whales within its waters, but spells the end of high…

Why the UK using less electricity is weirdly bad news for the climate

In some ways it is great news that electricity demand in the UK is falling, but…

Our addiction to flying is ruining the climate, but it doesn’t have to

From simply flying planes in straighter lines to sucking fuel from thin air, a raft of…

Rabbits that don’t eat their own faeces are small and weak

We know that rabbits eat some of their own faeces - they may do so in order…