A sudden flare and cooling of gas around a black hole has enabled astronomers to measure the magnetic field of a black hole for the first time – finding it much weaker than expected.
Can philanthropy of the super-rich ever be better than taxation?
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
The average owner spends between £21,000 and £33,000 on their dog in its lifetime.
Clay on early Mars could have formed under hot and steamy conditions, challenging the idea that it was created just like that on Earth.
Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
DeepMind's machine learning collaboration with another NHS trust (this time, it's applying the tech to breast cancer) kicks up more questions of trust.
A new study suggests skilled storytellers may have greater reproductive success than others.
A new trajectory means the mission to uncover core facts about the asteroid belt will happen sooner than planned.
We’ve only travelled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent.
There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Researchers use CT scanners to take first look inside pterosaur eggs.
Controversial new study challenges contemporary thinking about what the universe is made of.
Stand by for drones, robots and sensors to the rescue.
The sea remains the least explored habitat on our blue planet.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it's time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.
Citizens of Oman can now find every government department on Twitter, reporting issues and ensuring public servants are kept on their toes.
Computer models have produced some very worrying results.
When dealing with young teenagers, information is better than bribes or threats.
Easy experiments that show the Earth is round.
The government may be backing tech innovation, but it doesn't mean Govcoin gets a free pass into the heart of civic life.
New experimental results on methane may help us to uncover whether Uranus really is the coldest planet.
There's plenty of evidence that even fish have feelings.
Deep beneath the Alpine ski slopes, patient scientists are waiting to observe a rare radioactive decay that would make us rewrite the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online.
New research suggests Dolly's cloning process didn't create health problems.
Scientists have finally been able to prove that thunder and lightning drive nuclear reactions.
See if you can get your head around this.
This is what it's like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
It's going to be difficult for UK government-backed autonomous vehicle projects to compete with Silicon Valley – unless they have something neat under the bonnet.
Having discovered an asteroid from outside the solar system for the first time, scientists are hoping there are more out there – illuminating the path to extrasolar worlds.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
Robots could free human carers to focus on the more personal parts of the job.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
A guide to meteor showers – what to look out for and when.
An archaeological dig at Cat's Brain has unearthed a remarkable insight into life in Britain before Stonehenge.
Time to chuck out the phrase books?
New research shows your ability to play certain computer games is linked to your intelligence.
New research claims to have found a link between types of chords and the lyrics they are typically paired with.
Welcome to your future.
Five tricks that might help you get what you want from others.
Scientists are hoping to one day be able to turn the natural dietary compound resveratrol into medicines to slow down ageing.
Facebook's record raises serious questions about whether it can be trusted with our most intimate images.
Remembering J. M. Creeth, 70 years after he discovered hydrogen bonds in DNA.