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Henry Red Cloud’s solar-powered battery trailer: “It’d run one-third of your house easily.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

Down a dirt track on South Dakota’s bucolic Pine Ridge Reservation, Henry Red Cloud is working out a plan to help Native and indigenous communities ar(...)

Public health officials for years have urged people to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are link(...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

Delegates discussed the challenges of remaining compassionate and caring under extreme pressure and sleep deprivation. Photograph: iStock

Have you ever spent four painful days on a hospital trolley awaiting medical attention? Sat six hours waiting for an appointment, and not see the cons(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau speaks to environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal on Friday. Photograph: AP

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics including US president Donald Trump on Friday, saying their mockery of children shows her message (...)

 Ambassador Nail Al-Jubeir said Irish diplomats ‘work quietly’ and ‘don’t lecture you’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Saudi Arabia will support Ireland’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat because Irish diplomats do not “lecture” the Arab kingdom, the Saud(...)

Demonstrators take part in a global youth climate action strike in Barcelona, on Friday. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of mostly young people have marched to New Zealand’s parliament, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift act(...)

Over 90 per cent of those authorised for medical cannabis in the United States are recreational users, according to author Alex Berenson. Photograph: iStock

The legalisation and sale of medical cannabis in some US states and in Canada has led to much higher recreational use of cannabis without scientific p(...)

Most tea bags are made from natural fibres, though many brands that use natural fibres still contain plastic to seal the bags

Tea drinkers could be getting more than they bargained for in their brew, as a new study has found that a single plastic tea bag can shed billions of (...)

In recent years, scientists have uncovered clues that the microbiota, the community of trillions of microbes that live in the gut, plays a role in weight gain and metabolic disease. Photograph: iStock

Dr Elaine Yu, an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was inundated with volunteers when she put out a call a few years ago fo(...)

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