Aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. Photograph: AFP/Nasa/Swansea University.

One of the largest icebergs on record has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have announced. Researchers who have been monitorin(...)

Rather than seeing breast as best, Dr Amy Brown, author of ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered’, argues that breast is normal. Illustration: iStock

Believing that breast is best is not enough to change Ireland’s position as the country with one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Neit(...)

Breastfeeding is the perfect food for newborns, says Dr Amy Brown. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

All the experts say breast is best, but why do so many mothers with newborns shun this most natural of food sources? A researcher at Swansea Univers(...)

“Drugs are being prescribed more, there’s no doubt about that,” said Prof Ann John, leading author of the study. Photograph: Getty Images

Antidepressant prescription to children has increased by nearly 30 per cent over a 10-year period, a new study from Swansea University has found. Wo(...)

Big study: the gait of an elephant has been studied to see whether its mood can be predicted by the way it walks

The secrets of animal behaviour are gradually being revealed, with the story being written by the animals themselves. A new kind of electronic tag is (...)

In less than an hour, starting with no more than a person’s email address, a researcher in cyber crime was able to retrieve important personal informa(...)

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and researchers hope it might be able to spot a range of different cancers. Image: iStock/Getty.

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and resear(...)

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams meets the media in Swansea. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Search any old rugby man’s bookshelves and Wallace Reyburn’s The Unsmiling Giants will be found. It’s an account of the unbeaten All Blacks tour of(...)

President Michael D Higgins: embarks on his longest official visit this Saturday when he travels to Africa for 22 days. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

President Michael D Higgins has said that he and he and his wife Sabina have been moved by the support he has received since assuming office. Presiden(...)

President Michael D Higgins will meet the first minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and the leader of Cardiff Council Cllr Phil Bale on his two day visit.

Ronan McGreevy President Michael D Higgins begins his first official visit to Wales today. The President will meet with the first minister of Wales Ca(...)

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