‘The older your vehicle is, the more important it is to keep on top of your maintenance.’ Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty

“It’s the stuff of nightmares: seeing smoke or flames appear as you’re secured inside a moving vehicle,” says Lauren Beehan of A Ireland. “Thankfully,(...)

Chancellor Rishi Sunak making a statement in the Commons. He said that from August onwards  furloughed workers would be allowed to work part-time. Photograph: PA Wire

A panel of scientific experts has warned that allowing visitors from Ireland to enter Britain without undergoing quarantine could put British efforts (...)

Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

 Dr Kianoush Nazarpour from the university’s Biomedical Engineering department in the University of Newcastle with a new bionic hand. Photograph:  Mike Urwin/Newcastle University/PA

A revolutionary bionic hand that “sees” objects and instantly decides what kind of grip to adopt has been developed by scientists. The device could l(...)

Hugh Grosvenor at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, ahead of the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s Friday night and you’ve just inherited more than €10.5 billion. Questions of “what next” take on a whole new, rather absurd light. Such is toda(...)

Health-conscious “new men” may be largely responsible for a dramatic reduction in rates of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia over the past 20 y(...)

The gastric-brooding frog, which swallowed its eggs, grew its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth, became extinct about 30 years ago

In a process that sounds like Jurassic Park (...)