Asteroids are unlikely to wipe us out - but they could help us to learn the secrets of the universe.
What are science festivals for? To inspire, educate, communicate complex ideas in an accessible way?
The Royal Society, the UK's premier scientific body, thinks GM food is safe. So why did its report spin such scary headlines?
For stem cell research to fulfil its potential, US scientists need to develop more backbone.
The way the web was viewed after the terrorist attacks on America revealed the extent of our love/hate relationship with the internet.
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Standards of free speech on the internet should surely be set by adults.
To give the internet more than virtual possibilities, the UK government and telecoms industry need to get real about the infrastructure.
The UK government has finally changed the law restricting research on embryo stem cells. But why did it dither for so long?