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Stray debris on a distant beach could well be the first remnant found of missing Flight MH370.
Reported "evidence" that the proposed fuel-free "EmDrive" works (and breaks the known laws of physics) is nothing of the sort.
Satellites are vital and vulnerable - we need to plan for a worst case scenario.
Who says scientists aren't artistic? A team of researchers have done some amazing kirigami work, an ancient Japanese paper art, using graphene.
Windows 10 has hit the shelves - will it reverse users unhappiness at previous versions?
If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Car manufacturers need to get a handle on their software problem, before cars start crashing.
Varying animal standards across the globe is leading to unnecessary suffering as well as conflicting research results.
It's a problem when much of what winds up in scientific journals isn't replicable, for various reasons. The research community is taking baby steps toward addressing the "reproducibility crisis."
When political activists are treated like terrorists who plot and kill, state power is misdirected.
Adding a camera that can work out where sound is coming from could make hearing aids smarter.
Robotic surgeon assistants are growing in popularity, but aren't always team players.
We need to ban offensive autonomous weapons - or 'killer robots' - before a new arms race to produce them begins.
Using fluorescent dye, researchers figured out how to turn cells into lasers -- with applications for cell tagging and tracking as well as medical diagnoses and therapies.
Each year, 45,000 people die from snakebite in India. A big international project has now set out to reduce this by hunting down and documenting dangerously venomous snakes.
A new study of the first ever snake fossil with legs suggests that snakes evolved on land rather than in the ocean, as previously thought.
It's the windiest place in the entire solar system – and these storms can be felt here on Earth.
Why the new exoplanet said to resemble out Earth might just as well resemble Venus or Neptune.
Epigenetics is increasingly used as a buzzword to sell pseudoscientific products, but the truth of epigenetics is even more interesting – and complex – than the quacks claim.
New evidence shows going back to a problem after sleeping gives your brain a chance to process the information it needs to solve it.
You might think gamers are a closed, antagonistic and predominantly male-centred group. Fortunately, the reverse is often true.
Nimble and cheap commercial science could be the way to get more eyes in the sky.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is the radiation left over from the birth of the universe.
A new exoplanet has been discovered that is a lot like Earth.
The competitors of the robot world cup are creeping closer to the goal of a robotic team that can beat the best human players.
Simple mathematics suggests that if there are aliens out there, they should have reached us by now. So is it really worthwhile trying to communicate with them?
The $100m project to search for aliens will help save observatories from closure and could lead to new astrophysical discoveries.
Why the Breakthrough Listen project is a step in the right direction in our hunt for life beyond Earth.
Drive-by car hack suggests auto manufacturers seem unprepared for the security risks unleashed from internet-connected cars.
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.
The death of the Brazilian electrician at the hands of the Metropolitan Police was a notorious case of mistaken identity. The same thing would probably happen today.
Human cooperation is the cornerstone of any society. We looked at teamwork in an indigenous minority group in Scandinavia, whose lifestyle is under threat.
When hackers take down companies in response to their actions, security chiefs need to know what the CEO is saying in public.
Will the thaw in Cuba's diplomatic relations improve its creaking internet? Cubans hope so.
Music is good for the brain – and we're now discovering how it helps our cognition.