The aurora borealis is a breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomenon, but one that is seldom seen from the British Isles.
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
A plan to beam powerful radio messages to possible alien civilisations on distant planets has caused consternation among some scientists who believe it could spell doom for humanity on Earth.
The gnostic paradox of young, tech-savvy traditionalists, who see through everything except their own conspiracy theories
In this extract from his new book Dirty Old London, Lee Jackson investigates a much-overlooked aspect of the city’s 19th-century filth problem: the human corpse
Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots
‘There is no hidden codpiece memo.’ So says the executive producer of upcoming BBC Two drama Wolf Hall, denying claims that the size of his stars’ codpieces were reduced beyond the point of historical accuracy.
Where was the head of an empire buried?
Hoarding looks weird and is often cruelly parodied on television, where shows suggest that the solution to a compulsive desire to keep stuff is simply a matter of heroically chucking it out.