How the Government is helping to provide graduates with the opportunity to study and work in STEM areas
'The state of the climate so far this year gives us much cause for alarm'
The astronaut documented his time on the International Space Station through photographs
One of the fundamental ways that technology has changed society is by facilitating our surveillance of one another. But there must be a line, beyond which we pay a price for such a high degree of surveillance, such as human rights infringements and excessive invasion of privacy
Holly Baxter was at university when she realised that the way she processed information – namely, by seeing words as colours – was unusual. Here she speaks to fellow synaesthetes and learns more about how the complex condition affects the brain in different ways for different people
Buzz off: One simple tactic to prevent swarms of stinging insects invading your picnic
Every new wave of technology appears strange and a little threatening to those of us who have not quite got used to self-service checkouts
'We found that this disruption of the reward system correlates with the number of problems, such as family issues, individuals have because of their marijuana use. Continued marijuana use despite these problems is an indicator of marijuana dependence'
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Many different kinds of primate appear to self-medicate – and for a variety of conditions and reasons. Sophia Daoudi asks if humans should also consider chimplants
'It will be the largest study that’s ever tested the impact of weight loss on cancer– any form of cancer. We are very hopeful'
Unusual structures caused by gas leaking through the sea bed over millions of years
The creature, found 7,000 feet underwater in Hawaii, is the world’s largest known sponge
The condition is prompting serious concerns from health officials
But some parts of the country, particularly in the North East, have held on to their accents
Teaching robots to feel pain could help keep them and their human colleagues safer in the future