Since we reported on it last year, the popularity of the Friendship Bench project has soared. Anna Lewis caught up with Dixon Chibanda – the pioneer behind the work – to see how it’s spreading across the world.
Burying radioactive waste is widely seen as the safest way to dispose of it. Researchers are exploring how we tell future generations about the decisions we make today.
Meet the scientists using 3D printers to deliver safer, more effective tablets for children.
Around the world, thousands of people die every year from snakebite – and there’s not enough antivenom to go round. But even if we had the antivenom we needed, would people use it?
What drives partners of men who have died to try and have their babies? Jenny Morber, on the legally and ethically fraught world of post-mortem sperm donation.
Neil Steinberg flies to Japan and finds a country and culture conflicted over cuteness.
How discovering an equation for altruism cost George Price everything. By Michael Regnier.
For decades, unidentified bodies were consigned to the back rooms of morgues and all but forgotten. A handful of campaigners are on a quest to find out who they are and where they come from.
Rhodri Marsden tries to untangle the genetic causes of male pattern baldness.
Like many balding men, Rhodri Marsden has learned to accept losing his hair. But male stoicism and other coping strategies – from hats and wigs to dark humour – often mask deep distress.
Martha Henriques finds out what it’s like growing up intersex and meets the people fighting to improve intersex rights.
Millions of people across the world want to make their skin lighter – but the treatments they use can be dangerous. Mary-Rose Abraham meets beauticians, dermatologists and their clients to walk the line between aesthetic choice and racial prejudice.
Chrissie Giles on her generation’s climb to Peak Booze.
Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating violence as a public health problem has produced great results.
Laws are being passed in the USA that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.
Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards.