The idea behind a lightsaber is simple genius – surely physicists must be smart enough to produce one
Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies warns that obesity is a national risk – particularly among women
The breakthrough could help the understanding of inherited diseases in dogs and humans
Finding beds in the community for frail and elderly would free up hospital space, says Nuffield Trust
The NHS says that there is 'some scientific evidence' that acupuncture works, but many researchers remain sceptical
Study sheds light on people who like to share intelligent-sounding but meaningless soundbites
Most people's brains fall somewhere in between, supporting the idea that gender is not binary
Committee says tax would need to form part of wider package of measures that includes a clampdown on promotion
Targets are not being met in many parts of the country – and experts warn 'the worst is yet to come'
Announcement comes months after Europe bans cloning of livestock for farming amid high death rate
Research shows people's musical preferences are linked to three groups that can predict human behaviour
West Africa paid a heavy price due to the organisation's delay in sounding the alarm, say health experts
Fitbit Charge HR is a favourite with the fitness tracker critics, but the Microsoft Band 2 is mounting a challenge
Bacteria that mutate easily and shrug off antibiotics found in China, shows study
Researchers find that 2.2% of Finns carry a mutated gene that means they can't 'hold their drink'
Mental health charities say study is worrying – but the government has dismissed it as 'wholly misleading'
Left disfigured for 14 years, a volunteer firefighter now has a new face after a 26-hour procedure
Newly discovered planet could be most important world outside the solar system
Hallucinogenic drug back in spotlight as inquest hears Nick Cave's son fell to his death after taking acid