Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Jo Marchant travels to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a pioneering clinic
While psychological therapies are effective for many people with eating disorders, they don’t work for all. Researchers believe that a form of electrical treatment might just be the answer
‘I don’t think the paper is convincing at all,’ one expert said
'Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging'
The new water vehicle may become another reason to visit Paris
Earth may be in danger in many ways, but it may provide an incentive to enjoy it while it lasts
Technology is looking to find a way to travel faster - and greener - than the most efficient rail services
Robots may match humans in recognising different types of emotions in the next few decades
Our chances of lasting a year are not great, although humans could fight back if they manage to develop effective survival skills
On hundreds of projects across the country, thousands of volunteers are coming together to unearth the past. Michael Dafydd Nevell digs the dirt on the joys of archaeology
Wisconsin state website downplays climate change as a subject under debate while the planet is merely experiencing change ‘as it has done throughout the centuries’
Ian Johnston is still reeling from Donald Trump's pronouncements on the environment. What will his presidency mean for the world?
A study of finds that water fleas produced by sexual reproduction were more than twice as resistant to infection as those produced clonally
It's a similar mystery to the 'alien megastructure' star which baffled research scientists last year
Understanding how bullying evolved may help us deal with it in modern society
It's about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?