Cyclists in London

Brain surgeon claims bike helmets are useless

One-Minute Read Sat 31 May, AT 07:33

Neurosurgeon says protective headgear is 'too flimsy' to offer much protection to wearers

New NHS chief calls for small hospitals and better local care

One-Minute Read Fri 30 May, AT 09:09

In 'marked reversal of current policy', Simon Stevens hopes to abandon NHS fixation with 'mass centralisation'

Longitude Prize 2014: a vote for the future of British science

Thu 22 May, AT 13:16 Holden Frith

Tonight's Horizon launches a new Longitude Prize to tackle the world's great problems


Mosquitoes: malaria species gathering in Britain's gardens

One-Minute Read Wed 21 May, AT 13:04

Increase in temperatures and water containers is attracting more mosquitoes to UK urban areas

John Harrison's chronometer which won the original Longitude Prize in 1714

£10m Longitude Prize: will it solve world's greatest challenges?

Analysis Wed 21 May, AT 12:02

New Longitude Prize aims to beat dementia, paralysis, climate change or global food shortages

A young boy talks on his mobile phone

Do mobile phones pose risk to children's brains?

One-Minute Read Tue 20 May, AT 13:13

Researchers aim to establish whether mobile phones affect children's mental development

Junk food

Food should be regulated like tobacco, campaigners say

One-Minute Read Mon 19 May, AT 11:00

Unhealthy foods are as big a global health risk as cigarettes, obesity groups warn

British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca rejects 'final' £69bn offer from Pfizer

One-Minute Read Mon 19 May, AT 09:39

AstraZeneca claims £55-per-share bid undervalues the company and carries a 'big execution risk'