The Big Bang is widely accepted as being the beginning of everything we see around us, but other theories that are gathering support among scientists are suggesting otherwise.
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts
We look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
The maths problem that could bring the world to a halt
Our hectic, on-demand lifestyles rely upon allocating finite resources to ever-changing numbers of people. To keep up, however, we must solve a little-known mathematical riddle.
The Effects of Climate Change
Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Long-term effects of global climate change in the United States.
The things that do – and don’t – motivate kids to succeed
Two drivers of learning behaviour are natural curiosity and the desire for a reward. But which is better for helping children learn?
The surprising psychology behind being rich - BBC Reel
According to Chris Ryan, the author of ‘Civilized to Death: the price of progress’, rich people have the tendency to distance themselves from people because of their wealth differential. Video by Sophia Ahmadi, animated by Anne Calandre
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
Patagonia’s hidden world of ice
Straddling the border of Chile and Argentina, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field is one of the largest non-polar glaciers on Earth – but now it’s thinning out at an alarming rate.
How did our ancestors avoid distractions?
Constant distractions were bothering people well before the information age. Can we fight this age-old problem with some early productivity hacks?
Why some people are impossibly talented
Polymaths excel in multiple fields. But what makes a polymath – and can their cross-discipline expertise help tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges?
The toxic killers in our air too small to see
Current pollution meters don’t count the very smallest pollutants – nanoparticles. Recent research suggests these tiny toxic substances could be a major cause of illness and death.
The switch that saved a Moon mission from disaster
Just a few months after the triumph of Apollo 11, Nasa sent another mission to the lunar surface. But it came chillingly close to disaster.
After 41 years’ travel, a dying probe passes into interstellar space
More than four decades ago, at the dawn of the space age, a probe was launched into the clear blue skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Why modern marketing owes a debt to cigarettes
Technology massively boosted cigarette production, but it took new techniques to sell them.
Simple steps that could help you live to 100 - BBC Reel
Naples in Florida is trying to help more of its residents live to 100 by adopting ways of life from parts of the world where people live the longest.
Longest non-stop passenger flight tested
The New York to Sydney flight is part of research on how ultra-long haul journeys affect our bodies.