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Four innovations changing the lives of farm animals for the better

Maintaining the health and well-being of farm animals is hugely important. Technology is increasingly playing a central role in supporting that.

9 herbal medicines and the science behind them

Herbal remedies can be found everywhere, what is the science behind the ones that actually work?

From magic spells to precision medicine: The history of cancer care

Cancer remains one of our biggest burdens, how we have battled it reflects how far our medical understanding has come.

Feeling sick? What causes a cold and how you can prevent it

We’ve all caught a cold but most of us know very little about what it actually is, why we suffer the symptoms we do and what are the most effective ways to prevent one.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard: The scientist who helped decode the embryo

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard has shaped our understanding of the earliest stages of development. And now she is supporting the next generation of great female scientists.

The women who paved the way for the contraceptive pill

Female contraception has changed the world – Margaret Sanger & Katharine Dexter McCormick fought to make it a reality.

Rosalind Franklin: The unsung hero of the DNA double helix

How one woman’s dedication to science played a critical role in decoding the fundamental mysteries of who we are.

Treating genetic disorders: Could gene editing help cure incurable diseases?

Gene editing could change how we treat diseases. But is everybody ready for it?

How Can Big Data Beat Big Disease?

Predicting outbreaks of a disease, from the passage of the Zika virus to a person’s predisposition to cancer, is crucial to our ability to fight back—and big data is at the front of that battle.

Why Pregnancy Means Less Licorice and More Supplements

The foods eaten in pregnancy matter more than ever—they’re the building blocks of the baby.


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