Climate change and the links between the Earth’s health and our own
Why is asbestos still killing people? Nic Fleming finds out in a twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades.
As Jane Goodall turns 80, Henry Nicholls talks to her about her remarkable career studying chimpanzee behaviour, her animal welfare activism, and accusations of plagiarism in her latest book.
How have the farm animals of today been shaped by centuries of domestication and selective breeding? Sujata Gupta investigates.
Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock.
Ill-health is the price rural Indians have to pay for seeking a better life in the city. Twenty-nine villages near Hyderabad are helping to explain why, Michael Regnier discovers.
How can we design better, ‘living’ classrooms that will not only improve the lives of teachers and students, but also have less of an impact on the environment?
Can the way hospitals are designed improve the experiences of staff and visitors, and even the recovery of patients? Lucy Maddox finds out.
A haze has periodically wafted over Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the pollution remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates.
To save our planet’s biodiversity – something that’s essential for our survival as a species – could biologists worldwide be united behind a single common purpose?
Radioactivity stirs primal fears in many people, but Geoff Watts argues that an undue sense of its risks can cause real harm.
Oklahoma has lost a million pounds of fat. Ian Birrell asks how – and whether declaring ‘war on obesity’ can really change a city’s infrastructure and encourage healthy living.
When doctors in rural Italy began to see a surge in cancer cases, they were baffled. Then they made the link with industrial waste being dumped by local crime syndicates. Ian Birrell learns about the tragic consequences.
How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? And what might this teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight? By Linda Geddes.
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
If you’re hit by lightning, there’s a nine in ten chance you’ll survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts? Charlotte Huff finds out.
Falls kill over 420,000 people every year. So why don't we know more about how to fall better? Neil Steinberg investigates.
How one company’s vision for the humble loo is transforming lives, from Madagascar to UK music festivals.
As the first global treaty on mercury finally comes into force, what have we really learned from the Minamata mercury disaster?
Researchers are wading into the murky waters of animal psychology.
Pig sex is becoming a thing of the past.
Buying a pig born to a humanely raised mama is harder than you’d think.
Is eating insects more humane than eating meat?
How can we encourage more insects in the wild?
A city slum can be many things – a community, a poverty trap, a potential escape route for the next generation.
Shah Ebrahim was born in England, his father in South Africa, and his grandfather in India.
Photographs of some of the beautiful insects that pollinate our plants.
The controversy over using formaldehyde in buildings.
Researching the microbial communities of indoor spaces.
A visual history of school design.
Exploring how design can improve the lives of people with dementia.
How do the buildings in which we work affect us emotionally and physically?
Burning peatlands may be the cause of South-east Asia’s haze, but who’s to blame?
What's it really like inside an Alpine radon clinic?
Lengthening daylight isn’t necessarily good news where mental health is concerned.
Exploring the real-life and literary figures who fell.
Moving from a small village to a bustling town had pros and cons for housewife Nagamani.
Fancy cooking up your own bug dishes?
Images from a day with an asbestos removal company.
How can we move away from mental health clinics that are dark, sad and scary?
The history of the town Asbestos, told through the eyes of the Jeffrey Mine.
A photographic history of asbestos in the 20th century.