The 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” raises questions about how superhumans coexist with society. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Americans have long celebrated fictional superheroes with extraordinary powers such as flight, superhuman strength and incredible speed. In real life, a survey shows Americans seem wary of technologies leading to enhanced […]


Melania Trump allegedly plagiarised a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. STF/EPA Melania Trump’s apparent plagiarism of the speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic Convention reminds us of the importance we continue to ascribe to originality and to authenticity in public life. At the Republican Convention, […]


A pioneering team of international researchers have devised a ‘manifesto for fire science’ to explore the pivotal relationship that exists between mankind and fire, on a global stage. The team, brought together by Dr Claire Belcher from the University of Exeter’s wildFIRE Lab and colleagues, delves into the complex relationship […]


Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT There’s no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet’s physical environment, particularly over the last few centuries, with the rise of modern industry, transportation, and infrastructure. But as new research shows, humans have been transforming the landscape, with lasting impacts, since long […]