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The Immortalists - can science defeat death?

In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality – find out about the extraordinary people he met trying to cheat death.

What's next for the human race?

Even science can’t predict the future. Or can it? Jim Al-Khalili explores the science of the future, delving into transport, medicine, geoengineering, space travel, robots and even teleportation.

Do animals fart?

We are all prone to passing a little gas, but there is more than a delicate whiff of flatulence facts floating around some of our stinky friends in the animal kingdom.

Getting lost in infinite loops

Eugenia Cheng wanders through the wonderful world of infinite mathematics in this extract from her book Beyond Infinity, shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.