Popping pills for pain relief is a pretty modern thing, but pain is a chronic part of human existence - so what did generations before do to calm their nerves? Here are some of the weird pain relief methods throughout history.
What would you do with super powers? We talk to super hero scientist Barry W. Fitzgerald about his love for super heroes, the future of human genetics and creating a scientific journal dedicated to harnessing super powers.
Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Jo Marchant travels to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a clinic with a difference.