Science & Technology

Watching the climate change

Mark C. Serreze gives his personal account of what it was like in the early days of studying the Arctic climate and how scientific opinions, including his own, have changed.

The science of pay transparency

In the UK, women are paid around 10 per cent less than men, on average. One solution might be total pay transparency. Can it fix the problem and are we ready to talk about how much we earn?

When the chips are down

For the last few decades, we’ve been enjoying faster and faster computer speeds, but we’ve now squeezed as much as we can from silicon chips. We take a look at the tech that could take their place…

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The Ultimate Guide To Your Genes

Each life form on this planet has a unique genetic code – DNA – whose structure was first identified 65 years ago. Now geneticists are using DNA to improve our health, eliminate hunger and even bring back animals from the dead...

How emotions trick your brain

What if happiness doesn’t really exist? New research is uncovering that the way we think about emotions doesn’t match up to what neuroscientists are seeing in our brains and behaviour…

How to stop an earthquake

When tectonic plates collide or rub against each other, earthquakes send shockwaves through the ground, damaging anything standing in their way – so what can be done to halt them in their tracks?

How to stop a hurricane

Hurricane season comes every year, and with it damage, devastation and lives destroyed - is there some way we could stop it and harness the energy at the same time?