Dispatches from the cutting edge of science and technology

Scientists believe the billion-year-old green algae could be related to the ancestor of the earliest land plants and trees that first developed 450 million years ago.

The British car manufacturer will run a fleet of up to 20 “pods” that will ferry students around Warwick University’s campus and beyond.

The InSight lander touched down on the Red Planet 15 months ago.

Katherine Johnson calculated rocket trajectories and Earth orbits by hand during NASA's early years and was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures.

A recent study found that happiness reaches a low at 47.2 years old. Does the claim stand up to scrutiny?

Nearly two million people in England have non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, a condition that puts people at risk of type 2 diabetes.

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