The mirror test of self-awareness
Closing the gap between prime numbers
Hyping the microbiome may have unpleasant side effects
How Joseph Fourier discovered the greenhouse effect
Hokusai’s great wave and roguish behaviour
Earth’s population may start to fall from 2040. Does it matter?
A mathematical formula for sharing fair and square
Ramble on: exercising your mind in the great outdoors
Patient care and enzyme release appear crucial to placebo effect
Lessons from potentially habitable planets could have deep resonance
Did life begin on Earth in volcanic pools?
New eugenics proposals must be interrogated very carefully
Self-esteem is great – so long as it is rooted in reality
Harmony was at the core of Johannes Kepler’s cosmic model
Is religion good for children?
Who needs maths? Oh, only animators, builders, nurses, plumbers...
Are humans naturally monogamous or polygamous?
The dodgy science of wiping your backside
Tom Lehrer: a comical, musical, mathematical genius