Civic workers carry out fumigation in Bangalore, India. Photograph:  Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Climate change is poised to increase the spread of dengue fever, which is common in parts of the world with warmer climates like Brazil and India, a n(...)

Katie Bouman was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the breakthrough to create the photograph of a black hole. Photograph: MIT CSAIL

As the first-ever picture of a black hole was unveiled this week, another image began making its way around the internet: a photo of a young scientist(...)

Regular cleaning of your laptop is   a no brainer and is even more paramount if you’re not the only user.  Photograph: Getty

Just how dirty can a laptop be? Well according to researchers at the University of Arizona, they’re filthy and can harbour 400 times more bacteria tha(...)

‘The draw or pull of a smartphone is connected to very old modules in the brain that were critical to our survival, and central to the ways we connect with others are self-disclosure and responsiveness’

Here is a new word for you: technoference. This is what academics are calling the growing body of research on how modern technology is impacting upon (...)

Artist’s impression showing how J043947.08+163415.7 may look close up. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/Nasa/M Kornmesser/PA Wire

The Hubble telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe. The quasar has the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. A(...)

The unprecedented frequency and intensity of recent fires, as we have seen recently in California, is causing “abrupt, dramatic change”, Falk says. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

“Climate change is a game-changer for ecological restoration. We are having to restore into a world that does not yet exist,” according to leading res(...)

An exercise class  off the coast of Marseille on Tuesday as a heatwave continues across northern Europe, with wildfires breaking out in northern Scandinavia and Greece. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

Rising global temperatures caused by human activity are making the heatwaves gripping the northern hemisphere more likely, scientists warn. Extreme h(...)

We are now learning precisely why running can return focus, vanquish stress and improve mood

It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect (...)

Secondary-school girls report higher levels of both being cyberbullied (22 per cent versus 11 per cent of their male peers) and of experiencing cyberbullying happening to people around them

Almost half of teenagers in their final year at school say they have participated in sexting – an activity that increases progressively through each y(...)

“However, it is very important to state that if anyone is on prescribed medication they must adhere to their medication and use exercise as an adjunct,” says Dr Julie Broderick of Trinity College Dublin

Rock climbing is not for the faint hearted. The adrenalin-pumping activity requires participants to be in peak condition both mentally and physically (...)

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