Simon Conway Morris argues that human-like species could easily evolve on any other Earth-like planet
Men could soon have more contraceptive choices, but many question why it's taken this long
During yesterday's extra second, Apple earned about twice the average UK weekly salary
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will 'lift our attention away from our own little world into the enormous things beyond'
New research shows the British coastline has much to lose in the event of an asteroid impact
Extra second needed this summer to allow atomic time to synchronise with the Earth's rotation
Rocket fault leads to explosion in third failed space station resupply mission in the past year – video
The aurora borealis could be visible tonight across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales
Australian woman hospitalised after her skinny jeans contributed to a nerve blockage in her legs
New guidelines will allow GPs to fast-track patients for cancer tests in a bid to tackle low survival rates
A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?
Ditching the iconic headgear would stop players using their heads as weapons says NFL safety chief
Health secretary to pledge increased investment to GPs if they agree to his plans for seven-day opening
Manufacturers in the US will have to phase out compound by 2018, but it is still allowed in UK
The common digestive problem affects some ethnic groups more than others, but it's a manageable condition
Conservatives have promised to make mental health a priority, but doctors and campaigners are unconvinced
Campaigners say the landmark ruling 'sends a strong message' to perpetrators of the crime
Thousands are quarantined in South Korea as the death toll from the Mers outbreak continues to rise
Nobel scientist said women in laboratories 'fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry'
Sea-dwelling creature becomes internet sensation after fisherman asks for help in identifying his catch