Complex life may be rare in the universe because most planets become either too hot or too cold before life has a chance to get a foothold. This might explain why we have yet to bump into E.T.
The trolley dilemma is a staple of philosophy because it probes our intuitions about whether it's permissible to kill one person to save many more.
Some believe neuroscience should change the way we punish criminals, but courts have been slow to embrace new approaches.
It might not surprise you that virtual reality is already being used for sex. But the diversity of virtual sex options might.
A new study confirms that 97% of publishing climate scientists believe humans are causing global warming.
Aboriginal people have been using the stars to help remember routes between distant locations, and these routes are still alive in our highway networks today.
An experiment providing interactive games for orang-utans is showing the potential for digital technology to enrich the lives of zoo animals.
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
ABC's Catalyst episode "Wi-Fried" claimed that mobile phones and Wi-Fi might be a cancer risk, but the leading experts are not so convinced.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.