Astronaut Jeanette Epps made history in January when Nasa announced she will be the first black American to board the International Space Station. We ask: how do you prepare for six months in space?
Slovenia's parliament adopts amendment that declares the country’s water supplies are ‘a public good managed by the state’ and ‘not a market commodity’
Author Mark Stevenson has travelled the world, from Brazilian favelas to a shed in the English home counties, meeting remarkable innovators
What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalised? Programmes such as AguaClara, which offer sustainable, low-cost solutions to Honduran communities in need of safe water
The 2017 World Happiness Report, released yesterday to coincide with International Day of Happiness, names Norway the happiest country in the world. What lessons can we learn from the nations at [...]
Premature babies are at an increased risk of brain damage, but many are too fragile to make the journey to an MRI machine for a clearer diagnosis. Soon, thanks to the world’s first mini scanner, [...]
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in pilgrimage; journeying on foot. Now that it is open to all – religious or not – how can it help connect us with deep meaning, the land and each other?
New research challenges the government’s assertion that there is little capacity to house Syrian refugees. Local authorities have now committed to accommodate nearly 22,000 people fleeing from [...]
A month after opening, London’s first community fridge has redistributed 50kg of food to those in need and attracted enquiries from around the world. What lessons can we learn from the project so far?
Iceland’s prime minister has announced proposals for legislation to close the country’s 14 to 18 per cent gender pay gap
The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution
Meet Alexandra Rizio, the lawyer who represents child refugees facing deportation, and two other people advocating for immigrants and refugees
“There is a whole world waiting for us, ready to welcome us home,” says environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen. He explains our near-universal belief in the superiority of humans – and the [...]
From ‘tuned in’ spiders to signal-sending plants, nature has its very own advanced intelligence networks
Real life stories of forgiveness from the victims and perpetrators of crime and violence feature in a new interactive exhibition
In 2011, Jacob Dunne fatally knocked a man to his death in an unprovoked attack. After prison, he found himself homeless, unemployed and struggling. But with the encouragement of his victim’s [...]
A photographic exhibition, #IAmYezidi, conveys the resilience of Yezidi women in Iraq and coincides with International Women’s Day
A small village pub that was saved from closure by its community has been named National Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale
From picking apart pop songs to acting out the experience of a girl walking the streets, a creative education programme in India is challenging ingrained gender stereotypes. Could starting young [...]
From a fluorescent jumping spider to a hungry kingfisher, we cast an eye over the shortlisted images in a competition designed to spark passion for wildlife conservation in young people