● Children's climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what's at stake? Six Portuguese youngsters say 33 countries have violated their human rights by causing climate change.
● Basking sharks travel in extended families with their own 'gourmet maps' of feeding spots, genetic tagging reveals The latest research reveals basking sharks are not lone predators but rather family-minded creatures with a...
● Christmas markets: their long history and changing future Christmas markets are big business in UK cities – but not this year.
● Brexit is an opportunity to stop Britons smoking Leaving the EU presents a chance to adopt better regulation and more tax on tobacco.
● Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years? An international agreement has set an ambitious deadline for action on some of the biggest problems facing the world's oceans.
● Hayabusa 2: returning asteroid sample could help uncover the origins of life and the solar system If the building blocks of life were present at the time that Earth was born, this could mean life is common in the universe.
● In a pandemic winter, Christmas is simply not that important Other faiths have managed to give up their celebrations and pilgrimages. Surely we can put up with a low-key Christmas?
● Could we use statins to treat COVID-19? Initial studies suggest these drugs, widely taken to lower cholesterol, may also reduce the severity of COVID-19.
● Do COVID-19 antibodies fade more quickly in men than women? A new study has shown that there are sex-based differences in how we respond to the coronavirus.
● Ukraine: Biden presidency will bring consistency, but risk more tension with Moscow Despite a fresh approach from the White House, internal issues make it unlikely that conflict in eastern provinces of Ukraine will end in 2021.
● Don't say goodbye to Zoom yet: most people want to get back to the office, but not for the full week Zoom shares tumbled with the announcement of a vaccine - but reactive markets don't reflect people's desire to keep...
● Is a scotch egg a meal? I investigated more than 300 council rulings to find out It turns out, if your crisps are sufficiently 'niche' and sophisticated, even they can be classed as a meal.
● How a tiny worm is helping to find a cure for an extremely rare form of cancer A new discovery fuses science, serendipity and a millimetre-sized worm that is hundreds of millions of years old to help develop a treatment for...
● 'The asylum process broke my dream ... now I have a new one.' The refugee entrepreneurs Refugee businesses provide opportunities for those who find that the doors to employment are often closed to them – even if they are well...
● Finally there might be some good news about UK journalism Some recent positive developments are beginning to suggest that public interest journalism me once again be viable.
● How "cradle-to-career" schools provide all-round support and tackle inequality Schools cannot deal with inequality alone, but can help to provide joined-up support.
● Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people? Logistics is the unsung hero in vaccination. But here's why it's critical.
● UK Agriculture Bill: how farming and forestry could co-exist happily Alternative farming models, like wood pasture grazing, would allow the UK government to maintain food production while regenerating ecosystems.
● Video: unique footage of secret WW2 'Scallywag Bunkers' that were Britain's lethal last line of defence Exclusive footage of the clandestine bunkers from which Britain hoped to halt a Nazi invasion.
● Can an Apple search engine ever compete with Google? Will Apple's search engine have the same ill fate as Microsoft's Bing?
● Public housing needs radical reform: here's how In both London and Liverpool – two extremes of Britain’s polarised housing market – activists have been busy re-imagining the future of public housing.
● Why is COVID-19 more severe in the north of England? The story in four graphs The answer could be found in death rates among the elderly.
● A philosophical idea that can help us understand why time is moving slowly during the pandemic Just because two events last a month does not mean they both last the same amount of time.
● Pfizer vaccine rollout: what you need to know and why you shouldn't ditch your mask just yet It may be many months before COVID control measures can be eased.