A beautiful day on Pluto with clear blue skies.
This week, NASA has discovered great similarities between the Earth and Mars and Pluto. But when it comes to the potential for life, Mars is an increasingly hot favourite.
The face-off between Russia and the West in Syria is giving both sides a chance to try out their new high-tech weaponry.
Online advertising is so out of control, sometimes there's more ads than content.
The Earth's inner core is more than half a billion years older than previously thought, shows a study. The results could help us better understand the processes that shape the planet's surface.
Those who want the world to get online and those that can make it happen may be coming from very different places.
With the end of the Safe Harbour agreement, data protection for their users will be more than a tick-box exercise for US firms.
Despite predictions, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique didn't win the Nobel Prize. But with the technology nevertheless taking off, it is time we start having an informed public debate about it.
Breaking up is never easy, and while 20 years ago there may well have been little or no post break-up contact between exes, 21st century technology – from social media to Whatsapp – means there are many…
Pluto's moon Charon seems to have had a violent past, with icy volcanoes leaving huge fractures.
Elk, deer and wolves are becoming increasingly common in Chernobyl.
When the asteroid struck the dinosaurs departed, leaving the planter
Sleep paralysis is an enigmatic, terrifying condition in which the mind is awake but the body is asleep. But how much do we actually know about it?
As Wikileaks reveals yet more details of the astonishing extent of GCHQ mass surveillance, where is the proof that bulk data collection even works?
A "Yelp for people" app that offers crowdsourced opinions on people is a terrible idea, and probably illegal.
Scientists have shown how tiny organic tissue remnants in fossils correspond to the pigments in the animals' original skin and hair.
It happened before, it could happen again: Ofcom's 200% price hike could stifle UK telecoms investment and pass costs on to customers.
Water on Mars could mean life on Mars. But how do we explore it without destroying it?
When Facebook goes down it's an irritation. But as the world moves its data and processing to the cloud, the potential for major loss grows ever greater.
Pain and empathy have been linked in a new study, raising the question of whether painkillers and brain damage could actually reduce empathy.
Bodies thought to belong to members of Russia's murdered royal family are to be re-examined for new evidence but forensics has its potential and limitations.
New research suggests that salty water exists on Mars in the summer months. But that wouldn't be the first time we hear of water on the red planet. So what's new and what isn't?