Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’

The US researcher – and sci-fi author – on how brain implants will drive the next turning point in human evolution Dr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder Read More

'It's about expanding Earth': could we build cities in space?

Meet the startup hoping to colonise the final frontier, one zero-gravity 3D printer at a time During the early weeks of his 167-day stint aboard the International Space Station in 2014, astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore noticed that a torque wrench Read More

The science behind why we fight – Science Weekly podcast

This week, Ian Sample asks: why do humans fight? Can science tell us anything about what drives us to violence? Subscribe and review on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom and Mixcloud. Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Experts have Read More

What Lord of the Flies is really about | Letter from Judy Golding Carver

My father distrusted simple judgments, but he did say his novel was about the importance of the rule of law, and the complexity of human beings, says William Golding’s daughter Judy Golding Carver David Shariatmadari’s account of my father’s novel Read More

Murder most fowl: Oxford dodo 'shot in the back of the head'

Revelation astonishes experts, who thought the renowned bird lived out its life in London as a money-spinning curiosity With its plump head and bulbous beak, the renowned remains of a dodo at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have Read More