Sir Roger Scruton believes heresy is central to understanding the erosion of free speech

A principal function of the university is to conduct rational enquiry in order to discover/create new knowledge. Rational enquiry is dependent on acad(...)

A Cardiff University image illustrating a mysterious stream of microwaves emanating from star systems far out in the Milky Way. Photograph: Cardiff University/PA Wire

A faint and mysterious stream of microwaves emanating from star systems far out in the Milky Way could be caused by tiny diamonds, new research has su(...)

For many parents in the digital age, battles over screen time and devices have become a depressing part of family life, and knowing how much is too mu(...)

In the study, patients were put into groups of mild, moderate or severe atopic eczema and were monitored for an average of five years. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Adults with severe eczema have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a new study. The study, published by the “British Medical J(...)

Mike Flewitt, the chief executive of McLaren Automotive, with a McLaren Senna in Woking, England. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

“These are not like rational purchases,” Mike Flewitt said. “You don’t need to buy a McLaren.” Sharing the room was a sculptural, blue McLaren 570S S(...)

The Holyhead ferry terminal on the Island of Anglesey in Wales: “Even a native of Anglesey in Wales such as myself must admit that by bypassing Holyhead, they are not missing much.” File photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The Holyhead boat is not what is it used to be. In decades past, the often-challenging conditions on the 70 or so miles of sea separating Ireland from(...)

Blood vessel abnormalities in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia, a study led by Irish researchers has concluded. Th(...)

Trust me, I’m a celebrity: actress and model Jenny McCarthy. Photograph: AP/Chris Pizzello

The recent attempt by a Catholic bishop to give medical advice on the HPV cervical cancer vaccine prompted uproar – and a subsequent apology from the (...)

Illustration: Inna Bodrova/Getty Images

We are in the midst of the Christmas holiday season, a time when the magic of the unknown brings festivities to life for many children. It is a simila(...)

Final checks are made on an  Auris at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England: Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the EU

On Toyota’s brightly lit assembly line in Burnaston, England, workers guide wheel and engine assemblies into unfinished saloons. Driverless carts car(...)

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