Rats and fleas off the hook: humans passed Black Death to each other

One-Minute Read Sun 30 Mar, AT 10:52

The Bubonic Plague of 1348 was actually a pneumonic plague, say scientists studying skeletons dug up in London

New 'Planet Biden' could shed light on origins of solar system

Briefing Thu 27 Mar, AT 13:15

Possible dwarf planet suggests that many worlds lurk undetected beyond the orbit of Pluto

alarm clock

Is hitting the snooze button damaging your health?

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Mar, AT 14:15

Snoozing may bring short-term pleasure, but it could be doing you long-term harm

Smart tags to consign use-by dates to the scrap heap

One-Minute Read Tue 18 Mar, AT 16:17

A new electronic smart tag changes colour to show when food is no longer safe to eat

Big Bang: does 'extraordinary' discovery prove theory right?

Briefing Tue 18 Mar, AT 11:21

A signal from the dawn of time could be the 'smoking gun' that confirms the Big Bang theory

Leeds children's heart unit 'safe' after death rate fears

One-Minute Read Thu 13 Mar, AT 09:49

But report details 'heart rending' stories of 16 families who suffered serious problems with care

3d printing

3D printing technology used to rebuild crash victim's face

One-Minute Read Wed 12 Mar, AT 10:36

Experts praise 'life changing' 3D technology that removes guesswork from reconstructive surgery

Children's mental health: do we care nearly enough?

Wed 12 Mar, AT 08:25 Annalisa Barbieri

As 25,000 children are hospitalised every year for self-harming, MPs are finally asking the big question

Great white shark

Why we should love Lydia the 'UK-bound' great white shark

Briefing Sun 9 Mar, AT 10:22

A great white shark is hanging around the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Scientists are hoping she will cross to the European side...

New dinosaur unearthed: meet Europe's largest predator

One-Minute Read Thu 6 Mar, AT 13:00

Palaeontologists have uncovered the remains of a giant carnivorous predator that hunted other dinosaurs