Is sustainable development still achievable? I personally think not; damage to the planet is too great and we would need 1.6 planets to sustain current consumption patterns. We need regenerative development: development that builds a viable, if different, future.
Because of overuse, resistance to existing antibiotics is rising at alarming levels, and there is a dearth of new drugs being brought to market. Without antibiotics that work, infections, small cuts and minor surgeries could once again become killers.
Doubling food production in developing countries by 2050 might seem impossible, but we have the technologies to achieve it. From simple farming techniques like microdosing, to GPS and mobile technology, applying new innovations and methods at the small scale can have a significant impact on food production in developing nations
Everyone should be aware (though few are) of the mysterious GCF, an institution set up to change how we have been operating for over 200 years, by financing and accelerating the world's shift away from oil, gas and coal towards clean energy economies and lifestyles.
I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.
Last month, universities in England announced a tuition fee increase above the £9,000 limit for UK nationals registering for an undergraduate degree ...
But how can we trust that what scientists are reporting is reliable, their methodology was sound, and their interpretations were accurate and unbiased? Anyone can do an experiment and document what they found, so there needs to be a vetting process to sieve through the dodgy and pick out those that are genuine contributions to the field.
In the wake of the recent resurgence by a certain Mr Andrew Wakefield and, what can only be described as his dangerously tenuous (read; non-existent) ...
It would be great if you could just launch your campaign page, sit back, relax, and watch the donations pour in. Realistically, though, you need to put some thought and effort into your campaign to make it the success that it has the potential to be
I would like to congratulate you on your election, especially against such an experienced and talented group of candidates. I wish you well in maintaining the United Nations' impact as one of the leading global institutions, and its role in promoting international cooperation on the most important issues facing humanity...
It was Carl Sagan who said "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows about science and technology". Well that doesn't have to be the case for much longer. Make the change today.
Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.
Free access to permanent collections at national museums is Government policy. When Wonderlab opens in October, visitors will still be able to roam more than 90% of our vast building without paying, enjoying priceless objects from the Apollo 10 command module to Stephenson's Rocket.
If you instead believe that climate change is an existential threat to human civilization; if you believe renewable energy's time has come; and if you believe in science and facts, get out to vote Remain on 23 June.
My dad, Norm Ingold, is a rocket scientist. He has nearly 50 years' practical experience. He even worked on Apollo 13 for NASA -- increasing the accuracy of the guidance systems of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) from 200 miles to 3 miles -- helping save the astronaut's lives.
By the beginning of the 21st century computers did, indeed, typically have a gigabyte of memory, and they were a million times faster than the 'Baby', but still they could not pass his test. Even today, with still far more computing power and memory, no machine has convincingly passed the test. This would have surprised Turing had he lived to see it.