EU ruling on gene-edited foods is holding us back

Gene-edited food has the potential to feed the world’s hungry, but may be blocked in the European Union

What space satellites can teach us about Earth’s water

Observing Earth from space can help governments manage water resources, mitigate man-made contributions to climate change and prepare for natural disasters

How close are we to doomsday?

This year saw the symbolic Doomsday Clock hand move to 2-and-a-half minutes to midnight – the hypothetical armageddon. Ollie Pickup investigates why the world is creeping closer and closer to ‘doomsday’

Management of business risk must be a science

Management of risk must be a science

The potential domino effect of a crisis is an ever-present risk to UK businesses with supply chains and markets abroad and at home

How to really protect yourself from the sun

Skincare and dermatology illustration

Ignorance, misunderstanding and confusion abound when it comes to protecting skin from hazardous exposure to the sun

Women better at detecting emotions than men

Close up photograph of a women's eyes

New research reveals women tend to be better at detecting emotions than men, but men are better at detecting emotions linked to lust and anger

Could the Moon solve the Earth’s energy crisis?

Sunset and numerous moons in the sky

Science fiction has a habit of becoming science fact and mining on the Moon, establishing a lunar colony even, could yet become reality

Inside the NASA of coffee

Colombia’s national coffee research centre houses a team of scientists, devoted to preserving the country’s status as world-leading coffee cultivator