A doomsday list of "existential risks" that could threaten our planet has been drawn up by leading scientists.
Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a technique that could eliminate genetic disease. Opponents say it's unethical
A new wind turbine planned for Callaly in Northumberland would open the floodgates for more, say opponents of the scheme.
A computer generated projection of a dog has been installed in the window of an empty shop that forms part of Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema.
Sniff the dog uses video game technology to follow and respond to people walking past the window on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle city centre.
Sniff barks, jumps and wags his tail depending on how passers-by interact with him.
A computer generated projection of a dog has been installed in the window at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema.
Sniff the dog uses video game technology to follow and respond to people walking past and will bark, jump and wag his tail depending on how passers-by interact with him.
Today sees the start of a new drive to stop children being bullied, with a warning that cyber-bullying can be even more painful than physical abuse.
Today's teenagers are the internet generation. But one in five children say they have been the victims of cyber bullies.
Julia Barthram reports.
Using a hands-free kit in the car can be almost as distracting as talking on a mobile phone, according to research by Newcastle University.
It's been illegal to drive whilst talking on your phone for almost a decade, but a road safety charity has found thousands of drivers in the region have been caught. Now they're calling for an outright ban, as Katie Oakes reports.
Val McFarlane from the Bullying Intervention Group on the dangers of cyber-bullying.
A man from Durham has just finished recreating the Bible on Twitter.
Chris Juby, director of worship at King's Church in Durham, took three-and-a-half years to complete the project.
He has now re-published the entire Bible in tweets of no more than 140 characters.
This year's British Science Festival is drawing to a close on Tyneside, but the all important research goes on.
An ambitious project is taking place at the Baltic 39 art gallery in Newcastle.
One of the things that makes human beings unique is our ability to appreciate art and scientists are trying to work out why this is by examining the human brain.
Watch the full report from Richard Wilson below.
The British Science festival aims is to encourage people to take an interest in everything scientific.
But with the latest round of GCSE results showing a drop in science grades, there is a big drive to encourage children and young people to get excited about science.
The science festival is attracting some big names from scientific world.