A critical sideswipe into the world of scientific controversy with a focus on the murky waters of the science of the mind.
If you are caught with "soft" drugs in the UK, you are now more likely to be prosecuted than if you are caught with "hard" drugs.
Where is the next catastrophe likely to take place and what might the fallout be?
A look at the techniques the show’s producers use to whip the contestants into a superstitious frenzy, and the host’s own bizarre beliefs.
100,000 people now die every year due to fake drugs. It is time for the resources wasted on a failed "war on drugs" to be put to good use.
A senior engineer at Google shines a light on the dystopian possibilities of the online world that we all inhabit.
The latest in a string of lurid allegations about initiation ceremonies in elite British universities has shocked the British public. What causes otherwise intelligent individuals to engage in unspeakable acts?
97% of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming, yet belief in climate change continues to depend on political beliefs above all else.
Jeremy Corbyn, the man who will take the Labour Party to the next British election, believes in homeopathy. Here's why that matters.
It took a 160-strong response team of paramedics, firefighters, and rescue workers to get the chaotic scene under control.
A sociologist has launched a blistering attack on his own field, but the problem he addresses is something that affects us all.
A massive, groundbreaking study has found that the majority of new psychology findings in the top three flagship journals can't be replicated. Where do we go from here?
Why Banksy's dystopian vision of the future might be the kind of shock we need to realize the problems humanity faces.
Research has shown that drugs dogs routinely act based on the behavioral cues of their handlers, rather than acting on their sense of smell, raising important questions about the Fourth Amendment rights of anyone...
Running to music that is in sync with your pace can make you run faster, for longer, and now, there's an app for that.
Why is it that in the face of a total lack of evidence for their effectiveness, so many people feel so much affection for quacks?
Over 3,000 studies have now been conducted into acupuncture; it's time to accept that the ancient Chinese practice is a complete waste of time.
Researchers have discovered that the measles virus erases the body’s natural immunity to other diseases.
Does the claim made by the leader of the €1 Billion Human Brain Project stand a chance of coming to fruition?
We are far more influenced by appearances in our electoral decision-making than we like to admit
Us humans are bad at comparing risk. Don't be hoodwinked by scare stories.