Best of the month

We look back at some of this month's most exciting stories.


Special edition: Space and beyond

In this episode, we talk astronauts, observatories and nationalism in the Arab Middle East.


Special Edition: Mangrove warriors

In this episode, we look at coastal mangroves – trees and shrubs that trap carbon and are highly adapted to salt water – and the people protecting them.


Loss of night

In this episode, we talk about how artificial city lights and rapidly increasing sky glow are robbing us of night time and disturbing the Earth's natural cycles, in light of new research.


Ancient African DNA

This new study gives us a glimpse into how sub-Saharan Africans lived and moved across the continent some 8,000 years ago.