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.
Durham University's Professor Carlos Frenk is president of astronomy and physics at the British Science Festival.
He spoke to out reporter Richard Wilson about the great science currently taking place in the North East.
– Guy Dehn, Director, Witness Confident
The Self Evident app is a state-of-the-art expression of Sir Robert Peel's principle that 'the police are the public, the public are the police'. Self Evident makes it easy for the public to report crime, make statements and file evidence with the police simply and securely. Mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool and this app will put that power in the public's hands so they can help cut crime in their area.
A new smartphone app which allows people to report crime directly to police is being trialled in the North East.
_Self Evident _has been created the charity Witness Confident. Guy Dehn, Director of Witness Confident, said:
– Guy Dehn, Director of Witness Confident
"Self Evident makes it easy for the public to report crime, make statements and file evidence with the police simply and securely. Mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool and this app will put that power in the public's hands so they can help cut crime in their area."
A new smartphone app for reporting crime is being trialled in the North East.
Self Evident, which has been created by the independent charity Witness Confident, will allow users to report the contact details, location and details of a crime directly to Northumbria Police Headquarters.
The charity says the app will improve levels of unreported crime and ensure the police get all the details they need.
Richard Wilson talks to the renowned physicist and TV scientist Professor Brian Cox about science in the North East, big science in the Large Hadron Collider at the Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), the universe and everything.
A team of scientists have taken to the streets of the Newcastle to promote "Street Science".
It's part of the British Science Festival which is taking place on Tyneside this week.
Professor Robert Winston has offered his support to the British Science Festival which is taking place on Tyneside this week.
Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, said: "The North East of England is a powerhouse of good science and good universities.
"You've got the Centre for Life and so on and you engage the public. So it's important to support that even though it's a long trip from London."
Tyneside is playing host to the British Science Festival this week. It's the seventh time Newcastle has been chosen to hold the lectures, events and workshops.
It's been organised by the British Science Association who say it's not just for academics - anybody can get involved.
Newcastle University is preparing to host this year's British Science Festival
Events will take place all over the city starting from tomorrow.
The organisers say they chose Tyneside to host the event because of its huge growth in scientific research and business.