Does ChatGPT's emergence signal the AI apocalypse?
The novel chatbot has captured the public's interest with its human-like responses. But how does it work, and how dangerous is it?
Research Reveals Dolphin Mums Use 'Baby Talk'
A study spanning three decades of observation has revealed Bottlenose dolphin mothers use higher-pitched vocalisations when talking to their calves.
Our Planet II: Uncovering the devastation of plastic pollution
David Attenborough's sobering documentary reveals the extent of the plastic problem.
Deadliest US wildfire in a century as blaze devastates Hawaiian island
Firefighters struggle to contain the inferno raging across Maui.
Discovery of new brain cells may provide neurological breakthrough
Recently discovered 'astrocytes' could hold the key to several pathologies such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy.
State of Nature report 2023 finds 1 in 6 UK species at risk of extinction
Biodiversity change over fifty years indicates UK wildlife may be in dire straits.
Report indicates almost half of all UK birds are in decline
A report on the new data released by the UK government about wildlife in the UK
Are electric vehicles as green as claimed?
An investigation into how green electric cars are
Climate to exceed key threshold by 2027
A breakdown of the information from the World Meteorological Association reports
University of York seeks to revolutionise sustainable farming -- from inside a shipping container
Experiments at SPARK:York seek to find the key to feeding the future
The Science of Sleep
Why we spend so much time at rest, and the potentially deadly consequences of missing it
Interstellar: Uniting time, gravity, and love
The 2014 epic brought astrophysics to the big screen in a way that physicists can respect.
Cholera returns to Haiti after three years, affecting children
International efforts are coordinating a response to the waterborne pathogen
Shadow of 1998 Wakefield report still looms over vaccines
Voice of discredited doctor continues to receive support -- and money -- from conspiracy theorist community
Advanced hydrogels for wound dressings?
Novel bio-materials could form a new class of medical dressing, aiding in recovery
Concern and hope for the future of coral reefs
Despite extensive threats to coral reefs around the world, research suggests there is still opportunity to save them
Inconclusive link between depression and serotonin
Researchers at UCL conclude 'no convincing evidence' that depression is linked to serotonin abnormalities
Nuclear power could be key to energy security
Nuclear fission has its disadvantages, but can we afford to turn our back on the polarising but promising power source?
Quantum physics pioneers recognised with Nobel Prize
Early work on untangling the quantum mystery has led to enchanting new areas of research.
Artemis I launch attempts signal emotional return to space
Through the Artemis launches and the success of the James Webb telescope, humanity sets its sights back on the stars.
Could the Tasmanian tiger re-emerge?
University of Melbourne researchers plan to bring the thylacine back from the grave.
CHIPS and Science Act to boost US research and development
New funding for science and technology seeks to reduce American dependence on Chinese microchips.
Northwestern builds smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot
Nanobot takes one small step for robot-kind.
Roe V Wade overturn is a catastrophe for American women's health
Abortion controversy goes beyond ethics, and is fundamentally a medical issue
Are carbon offsets worth the holiday premium?
Environmental awareness varies by carrier.
War, progress and the indomitable human spirit
The scientific contributions of Ukraine to a turbulent, progressive 20th century.
Electroconvulsive Therapy: Barbaric or brilliant?
ECT sounds like a medieval practise... but can it's potential be completely ruled out?
How Neanderthal DNA affects our immunity
Science Correspondent Lydia Beckett investigates how Neanderthal genetics influence modern immunity to diseases such as Covid-19.
Let's Look Up: An asteroid impact hypothetical
Netflix sensation Don't Look Up reminds us of the danger above our heads, and the cost of ignoring experts.
Periods and the Pandemic
Multiple studies have found statistically significant aberrations in menstrual cycles during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article takes a look into the mass event that half of our population are currently experiencing.
Covid-19: A deep dive on community transmission
How do researchers determine where infections originate?
Nuclear fusion and how it could make COP26 redundant
University of York leads next generation into the second nuclear age
Biofuels: On the road to carbon-neutrality
With the recent changes from E5 to E10 petrol, biofuels are once again back in the limelight. But what is the benefit of biofuels, and what are the challenges associated with their implementation?
Human trials to begin on possible HIV cure
COP26: A Scientific Overview of What Could be Achieved
Does the government's plan align with the evidence?
The Science of a Hangover
Lucy Cooper explores how we can stave off the consequences of a night out