Why we need to start listening to insects
You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.
Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly epidemic
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
Swipe right to save a life
Andrew Hankinson on a new approach to funding healthcare online.
This week’s podcast: How maggots made it back into mainstream medicine
A writhing mass of maggots in a wound might seem like a good reason to seek medical help. But sometimes it’s the doctors who have put them there, adopting an ancient treatment to help heal painful infected injuries.
Why being bilingual keeps your brain fit
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those who speak only one language missing out?
You can train your body into thinking it's had medicine
Jo Marchant asks if we can harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs.
Why the calorie is broken
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work.
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
Teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. How?
Why do we have blood types?
More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t really know what blood types are for.
How has the world's health changed in your lifetime?
Put yourself at the centre of the story in our Global Health Check interactive infographic.
This is what happens after you die
Exploring how the breakdown of our bodies after death gives birth to new life.