Science

Is it ever safe to scrape the mould off your food?

You’re doing food storage wrong and we want to help

Are you feeling hangry?

Some people become monsters when they haven’t eaten. Here’s the science of ‘hangry’

Special Brew to lose its Specialness

New alcohol legislation means Carlsberg might have to re-think the ‘Special’ in their Brew

Snow report: climate change shrouds the future of skiing

Climate change is real, and it’s beginning to melt out ski seasons around the world

Palm oil: a slippery issue

Palm oil is in 50% of supermarket food in the UK, including Ben & Jerry’s, Pot Noodle, Crunchy Nut Clusters and Hovis. Its production is largely unsustainable, and food companies in the EU are under no obligation to list it in their products

Professor Danielle George to make sparks fly in the 2014 Christmas Lectures

This week marks the start of the annual Christmas Lectures hosted by the Royal Institute, but will you be tuning in this Christmas time?

Sorry, do I know you?

Sometimes it’s difficult to put a name to a face. But what if you couldn’t even identify faces in the first place?

The search for a New Earth

In the event of a nuclear war or catastrophic climate change, humanity may be forced to up sticks and find another planet to settle down on. Are there any candidates? Part of our series on York Science Week

Coffee beans and dozy dreams: the Nappuccino

How do you deal with the mid-afternoon lull: caffeinate or power-nap? Scientists have found that it’s actually best to do both

US and China pledge to cut emissions

USA and China have made joint climate pledges, but are they drastic enough to keep global average temperatures below 2°C over the 1900 baseline?

Human minds control mouse genes

LED lights which could be switched on by human brainwaves were implanted in mice with light-sensitive genes

Tutankhamun: who was the mummy of the mummy?

Genetic tests and 3D imaging suggest that the death of the boy-pharaoh may not have been the grand as they taught you in primary school