Words are more powerful than guns.
Catching criminals on the airport is hard, and current methods aren’t helping us do any better.
If computers were driving our cars instead of us, they’d go faster, use less fuel, and cause less damage.
Our understanding of how cancer spreads may be wrong. And that means we need to build new therapies.
Composite or edited photos are not new, but these days they’re often harder to spot.
It wasn’t humans on a celestial body, but the achievement nevertheless struck the same chord with the public.
If successful, this could be the first mission that is completely funded by public donations.
First CDs, then downloads, now streaming. The music industry changes fast, but is it changing for the better?
Racing downhill even without an engine can top 80mph – with the right design.
Scientists working with data sent back by the now-slumbering Philae lander have announced the discovery of organic molecules on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Cuckoos have evolved a way of ensuring that their eggs are brought up safely with other species as parents.
After 50 years of dealing with almost continuous eruptions, Hawaiians have adapted to living with the risk of Mt Kilauea.
Day-to-day, engineering is steel girders and concrete. But at the microscopic level it reveals its beauty.
Microsoft has ported its .net platform to Mac and Linux - a move that would have been previously unthinkable.
How do authoritarian states prevent citizens from accessing banned content? Leaked logs from Syria shows their tricks.
The foundations on which academic reputability are built have been shaken. But alternative metrics aren’t good enough yet.
The simple reason why Philae was sent all the way to a comet was to do chemistry that can explain the origin of life.
The European Commission no longer has independent scientific advice, risking muddled and self-interested policies.
Fixed access to the internet only arrived in East Africa in 2009.
With wearable tech we humans are late to the party – animals have had it for years.
Philae landed and bounced – and has ended up in a spot partly shaded from the sun. That’s unfortunate, but not a big problem.
Russia and China are poised to sign a cyber-non-aggression pact.