One of the greatest remaining conspiracy theories of World War II - solved by DNA!
Japan's commercial whaling may have two silver linings: freeing up the IWC and sparing the Southern Ocean
Nuance to the usual feeling of righteous indignation over Japan's whaling, and even a little bit of solace
Adolf Hitler's deputy flew to Scotland in 1941 and was imprisoned for the rest of his life. But was the man in Spandau really Rudolf Hess? Now a DNA test has revealed the truth
Dreaming represents a state in between consciousness and unconsciousness, and this year I’ve been trying to get on top of what we know about this universal and mysterious experience
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill cavort in multiple roles in a show exploring the use of hallucinogenic drugs to treat mental trauma and psychological disorders
New book by science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson: China's long past makes its domination of the moon inevitable
In recent years, researchers have examined what happens in our brains when we are challenged by fear or danger. They have learned a great deal not only about the complex biology of bravery but about the possibility of helping all of us to deal more effectively with life’s most extreme situations.
My review of the year's science and environment stories
Wonder about the natural world and an extraordinary depth of ecological insight combine to create a profound, urgent and hugely affecting novel
Washington Post extract from the memory chapter of my book, Superhuman
An evolutionary biologist who is the author of Superhuman responds to Hannu Rajaniemi’s “Lions and Gazelles.”
My interview with the exhilarating, radical, luxuriously quiffed and hugely ambitious chemist Lee Cronin, who is leading a quest to use chemistry to explain consciousness and create artificial life
Scientists have recently started coaxing cells to grow in three dimensions, and have now grown organs and transplanted them into living animals
“Our vision is to unlock, actualize, and empower human abilities with the help of these technologies"