Climate scientist Dame Julia Slingo: ‘Our knowledge and understanding of how the climate system works and how it’s going to change continues to depend on answering fundamental scientific questions.’

After decades of denial, the “global community” has accepted the reality of human-induced climate change and the imperative of tackling it, climate sc(...)

Vyvian White of  Lotus Landscape Design

Vyvian White moved his garden and landscape design business, Lotus Landscape Design, from France five years ago where he had run a business for some 1(...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

Studies have shown meat is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, whereas dairy is not.
Is dairy deadly?

Is dairy bad for our health? Or are milk and butter the new superfoods? The link between milk and mortality is complicated. A recent conference held(...)

The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer at Reading University, Christy Davies, who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.

Even at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was suggested that the entire popula(...)

There are no Oompa-Loompas in evidence on this Reading University campus, but one laboratory tucked away on the site is doing work that would b(...)

The sun sets on an area of desert on the outskirts of Minqin town, in Gansu province, China. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The slowdown in global warming is temporary and a return to “substantial warming” is expected in coming decades, scientists have said.The Intergovernm(...)