Water from thin air: a look at how rain and precipitation forms

There are a lot of elements that come together to ‘make it rain’. Both in nature and in the club.

People don’t really care about rigged games — as long as they win

The rich get richer — but they think the game is fair.

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

A worthy recognition for one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Over 1 million people join Facebook event to ‘storm area 51’ and ‘see them aliens’

No one:
The internet: Let’s storm Area 51!

Plant-based meat is about to get cheaper than animal meat

Veggie burgers — yay or nay?

A brief history of Martian spacecraft and landers

For the last 60 years, humans have been sending all sorts of spacecraft to the Red Planet — here’s a rundown.

The Wonderful World of Bacteriophages

These may be our hidden weapon against antibiotic resistance in the near future.

How the world’s most famous codebreaker unlocked the secrets of nature’s beauty

The beauty that surrounds us has order – and one of the world’s best codebreakers was the key to unlocking it.

What is soil? Here’s the inside scoop

The Earth’s great recycle bin.

What is RNA?

RNA is often thought to potentially be responsible for forming all life.

The rulers of every important European state from 400 BC to present day, in one amazing video map

The rise and fall of empires in one epic animated map.

The naked mole-rat is impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should — what can we learn from it?

The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet.

The delicious history of ice cream throughout the ages

From ancient wars in Persia to the breakups of today, ice cream has carried us through the tough and the rough.

What you need to know about nicotine withdrawal and the pains of quitting smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and vitality — but it’s sure not easy.

Fossil Friday: a fossilized school of fish

A common fish behavior evolved at least 50 million years ago.

Tortoises divorce after 115 years together

A love story comes to an end.

The man who is ageing too fast

Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed.

Do stress balls really work?

You seem them in every corporate office but do these squishy foam balls actually relieve stress?

Supermarkets in Thailand start using leaves as packaging instead of plastic

It’s sustainable both environmentally and economically.

It’s official: soda tax offers “net good” to society

It really works.