Depressed lonely man by window

Mental health report: the crisis at home and abroad

Briefing Tue 9 Sep, AT 09:48

1 in 4 will suffer a mental illness and a quarter of them go untreated. That costs the UK £100bn, a new report says

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking: 'God particle' could destroy entire universe

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Sep, AT 15:43

The Higgs boson particle could cause time and space to collapse at high energies, warns the physicist

A supermoon rises behind a Greek temple

Supermoon 2014: what it is and how to see it

Briefing Mon 8 Sep, AT 14:34

Everything you need to know ahead about the last supermoon of 2014, which falls tomorrow

A farm in Lebanon

Global food security 'threatened by Middle East conflict'

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Sep, AT 14:15

Wild ancestors of food crops growing in the region's 'fertile crescent' could hold key to feeding the world

New deep-sea 'mushrooms' puzzle for scientists

One-Minute Read Thu 4 Sep, AT 12:23

Discovery of unusual new species could mean scientists have to completely 'reshape the tree of life'

A social worker and an elderly person

Radical review proposes free social care and NHS merger

One-Minute Read Thu 4 Sep, AT 10:35

Commission proposes rise in National Insurance to fund social care for people with 'critical' needs

Kids take their school meals

Free school meals for infants: are schools ready?

Briefing Tue 2 Sep, AT 12:28

Scheme will create a 'level playing field' among pupils, but others argue the money could have been better spent

skin cancer

Skin cancer: 'worrying' rise in hospital cases

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Sep, AT 09:18

Doctors blame affordable foreign holidays and sun beds as the public refuses to take the risks seriously

Ash billows from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano in May 2010

Iceland volcano red alert: Will flights be grounded again?

Briefing Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:05

Fears rise that recent fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could prompt further airspace closures

Depressed lonely man by window

How therapy for depression can improve cancer care

Briefing Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

Outcomes for cancer patients improve 'dramatically' when treatment addresses patients' mental health

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