Should tomatoes be kept in the fridge? Only if you want to destroy their flavour. Photograph: iStock/Getty

In the first of what might turn out to be an occasional Pricewatch feature (or not, depending on what you think) we opened the floor to random questio(...)

The  report is based on analysis of 27,600 mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and cites double-digit decreases in the populations of species such as African lion (above), which has seen a 43 per cent drop since 1993. File photograph: Reuters

Humans and wildlife species face a future of rapid decline — including the heightened possibility of mass extinction — if measures are not taken withi(...)

Charles Darwin was 40 by the time he was ready to publish ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’. Photograph: Richard Milner Archive

From which generation do the best ideas come from: the young or the old? Are older people more innovative or do younger generations lay claim to this (...)

Dr Dale Boger, of Scripps Research Institute  in La Jolla, California, said: “Doctors could use this modified form of vancomycin without fear of resistance emerging,”

Scientists in the United States have succeeded in modifying a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin to make it more powerful; an advance they predic(...)

Drop by drop: water molecules are made up of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. Isolated hydrogen is known for its highly flammable properties, which make it a perfect fuel.

Through the development of a novel process which dramatically speeds up the time it takes to discover new, commercially viable solar fuel materials, r(...)

Scientists estimate that just 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying just 9 per cent of the territory they once lived in. Photograph: Sarah Durant/ZSL/PA Wire

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah — the world’s fastest land animal — sprinting to extinction, experts have warned. Scientists estimate tha(...)

William Rowan Hamilton: on a walk to a meeting of the Royal Irish Academy in 1843, the Dublin mathematician realised a mathematical idea that had been bothering him for some time

Over the past 11 years, our national Maths Week has promoted awareness and appreciation of mathematics in the world around us, with hundreds of events(...)

Due to end on December 31st, vehicle registration tax (VRT) reliefs will be extended for five more years for electric cars and two more years for hybrids

Tax relief for hybrid and electric cars has been extended in Budget 2017. Due to end on December 31st this year, the vehicle registration tax (VRT) re(...)

Hungarian Greenpeace activists demonstrate against genetically modified organism food. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Nongovernmental environmental organisations, principally Greenpeace, have long been vocal in their opposition to genetically modified food. Their opp(...)

Building trust involves all the partners keeping the promises they make, being supportive of each other, and behaving in ways that benefit the partnership as a whole. Illustration: Thinkstock

Partnership working has been in the news lately with politicians talking about partnership government which we are, unfortunately, not going to get. D(...)

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