The Sarahah app urges users to send ‘constructive’ messages, but cyberbullying is rife.
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
Facebook's new video platform, Watch, suggests the social platform may have given up on copying Snapchat.
Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire US tech sector.
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
The eclipse will be one of the most digitally recorded events ever. Here's how to be part of it.
Gravity waves recorded in the sun for the first time reveal some interesting facts.
The so-called 'Mamils' are looking for good mental health – not a chance to relive their youth.
If we could mimic spider silk, it could revolutionise the fibres we use on a daily basis.
Scientists have uncovered a hidden tunnel left in remarkable condition at a now derelict prison in Bridgend, South Wales.
New materials just one atom thick could help make graphene even more useful.
A new detector could work out what's causing a heat flow from the Earth's interior. It may even solve the mystery of what powers the Earth's magnetic field.
It helped them conquer the world, three billion years ago.
Massive online DNA databases can be used as a resource to discover viruses -- even if the data had not been explicitly collected for that purpose.
They are learning from the moment they enter the world.
Playing to the intelligent design mob, Mike Pence is simply spinning words in his war on evolutionary biology
There are other more pressing problems when it comes to internet regulation.
Two researchers are impressed with a pioneering study showing that it may be both safe and effective to edit out diseases in human embryos.
Humans behave like atoms when viewed from a distance.
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
A product design expert breaks down why the iPod range lasted so long in the age of smartphones.
A group of lizards in Brazil have evolved bigger heads in just 15 years thanks to their new environment.
The quest for technology to be the salvation of humankind neglects to consider some darker truths that lead to dystopia.
Social media and the internet has helped create a new type of sexual predator, forcing us to reassess our understanding of the terms "friend" and "stranger".
Going through the experience of regret can have a positive outcome.
That flicker in the corner of your eye isn't your imagination.
Scientists discover rare molecules on Titan which suggests it's creating the building blocks of life.
Even if alien life is never discovered, all is not lost.
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.
A glimpse of tomorrow's world.
How much protection will the Halo system give drivers?
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.
A review of the research suggests
that pressure to put on a happy face could make us more aggressive.
The volcanoes would be a great place t to search for fossilised microbes.
It's like one great big distillery up there.
Blocking porn for under-18s will only make things worse for young people left without adequate sex education.
Sophisticated systems keep planes in bubbles of safety.
From shapeshifting octopi to acid-firing beetles.
If you're finding it difficult to go veggie, don't worry. Here are some tricks to help you, informed by science.
Put a lamb on an island of lions and they'll eat it – or will they?
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
With the pressure on parents rising, we could all learn something from the concept of 'good enough parenting' proposed half a century ago.
Astronomers in Puerto Rico have picked up signal from a faint star that's not like anything they've seen before.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Atoms blown up in the right way could signal when a gravitational wave is passing through.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
Hardy lifeforms such as tardigrades can survive almost anything.
Confidential data and even human lives are at risk thanks to the huge spread of connected technology in healthcare.
Juno has flown closer to the solar system's most famous storm than any other spacecraft to take the most detailed images to date. They may help scientists reveal some of the spot's best-kept secrets.
If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's.
Research is not just about producing papers.
Homo naledi seems to have enjoyed small, hard foods like nuts.
New research provides early evidence of general intelligence in animals.