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The week’s must-reads from around the web. Feed your mind with the pick of the most recent science and technology stories, selected by The Browser.
Where science, security and secrets collide. Defence writer Sharon Weinberger goes behind the closed doors of the labs and projects working on the future of national security.
Ideas that can change lives. Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
What will be the greatest challenges facing the planet over the next decade, who will solve them, and how? In this video series, Adam Shaw travels the world in search of answers.
The future of transport. BBC presenter and trained engineer Jon Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
Redesigning the everyday. BBC Future works with top designers to rethink common objects and offer 21st Century solutions.
Take a deep dive into the big stories in science, technology and health written by some of the best writers around.
How the wired world is shaping our lives. Commentator and writer Tom Chatfield unpicks how digital culture and technologies pervade everything we do and offers his thoughts on how it is changing them.
Ideas and technology that could change the world. Hi-tech or low tech, developing or developed world, we profile the innovators and inventors who are finding solutions to the world’s problems.
Urban myths and old wives tales under the microscope. Medical broadcaster Claudia Hammond busts misconceptions and untruths in the world of health.
Design and innovation inspired by the natural world. Emily Anthes investigates the scientists, architects and engineers taking cues from nature’s ingenuity to create a better blueprint for our world.
Neuroscience and the psychology of the everyday. Psychologist Tom Stafford explores the surprisingly complex theories behind experiences we all take for granted.
Uncovering the value of the planet’s hidden treasures. Why there is more to the Earth’s great wild places than just their natural beauty.
Where science meets pop culture. Science broadcaster and film critic Quentin Cooper takes a sideways look at trends and debates in science and how they are often foreshadowed in films, TV and books.
Choices for the future of the human planet. Science and environment writer Gaia Vince takes you on a journey through the Anthropocene – the age of man – identifying the planets limits and what we can do about them.
Tales from the new space race. Broadcaster and self-confessed space nerd Richard Hollingham gives a personal view from mission control, exploring man’s continued obsession with the final frontier.
Unearthing the future that never was. Retrofuturist Matt Novak explores dusty archives to uncover the technologies, lifestyles and ideas imagined by the thinkers of the past and explores why they never came to pass.
Uncovering today’s unsung scientific discoveries. Science writer Phil Ball trawls through the mass of scientific literature, uncovering developments and breakthroughs that could impact all our futures.
Our animal behaviour uncovered. Jason G. Goldman explores how the quirks, traits and characteristics we think set us apart from other species may not be so special after all.
Burning questions in science and beyond. Leading writers and bloggers look beyond the hype to find out if there is any truth behind some of today’s most intriguing questions.
Radical views for transforming our future. The world’s greatest minds push the limits of their imagination by tackling the biggest challenge or opportunity faced in their field.