For all our state-of-the-art imaging technology, we are better at searching the surface of the Moon than the depths of the ocean. Philip Dooley looks at how science has measured up to the task of finding the Malaysian aircraft.
Genetic tweaks make it easier to pulp trees for paper and fuel. Daniel Cossins reports.
There is no evidence that the controversial treatment is any better than a placebo, a review of the medical research has found. Tim Dean reports.
A bold mission to put a spacecraft on the surface of a comet for the first time may provide answers to questions about the origins of our solar system. By Robin McKie.
The misconduct verdict against a stem cell researcher is unlikely to be the end of the story, writes Elizabeth Finkel.
Global warming is already impacting food security, human health, and the natural world – and it only gets worse from here. James Mitchell Crow reports.
The 18th century was the age of European conquest, but it was scientific discovery, not territorial claims, which captured the public imagination. By Bill Condie.
Discovery of gravitational waves sheds light on the birth of the universe and provides a final validation of Einstein. Philip Dooley reports.
Scientists have found out why crows are happy to raise cuckoos along with their own young. It’s a protection racket, Yi-Di Ng discovers.
Mathematics leads the way in the shadowy world of secret codes and ciphers but playing cards are the way to go when the secret police come snooping. By Jason England.