Block on GM rice ‘has cost millions of lives and led to child blindness’

Eco groups and global treaty blamed for delay in supply of vitamin-A enriched Golden RiceStifling international regulations have been blamed for delaying the approval of a food that could have helped save millions of lives this century. The claim is Read More

How being bullied at school shaped my career choice

Gestures, facial expressions, posture – they are all crucial to what we’re communicating, though many of us don’t realise it My interest in human behaviour and psychology started in primary school. In my attempts to socialise with other children, I Read More

Need a flying taxi? These two firms can get a cab to you 'by 2022'

Air travel is set to be transformed sooner than you think as firms unveil vertical takeoff electric prototypes While conventional airlines struggle for more environmentally friendly alternatives to jet fuel, a host of startups are betting on zero-emission flight using Read More

Tiny beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg

Scientists at Natural History Museum honour teenager’s ‘outstanding contribution’ A tiny species of beetle discovered more than 50 years ago has been named after environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg. Scientists at the Natural History Museum in London have officially called the Read More

The real reason scientists downplay the risks of climate change | Dale Jamieson, Michael Oppenheimer and Naomi Oreskes

Climate deniers often accuse scientists of exaggerating the threats associated with the climate crisis, but if anything they’re often too conservative Although the results of climate research have been consistent for decades, climate scientists have struggled to convey the gravity Read More