Artist’s concept of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars.
Musk dismisses one of the main technical challenges of being on the Martian surface: the temperature.
Mercury found in prehistoric rock bolsters the idea that volcanoes caused a mass extinction 200m years ago.
You're lucky – dogs can only sweat through their paws.
There is a direct correlation between the age of the builder, spade size and the speed at which boredom sets in.
Scientists have shown the origins of today's popular "tabby" cat.
Bulls aren't the worst offenders – and 94% of walkers killed had dogs.
Our huge brains help maintain complex social relationships, suggests research.
Researchers are investigating pricing strategies so you can get the best deal.
One day doctors could instantly diagnose your illness with a handheld device.
Would you be able to recognise the voice of your first primary school teacher, if you heard them again today?
Biologists only really started to use maths in the last few decades.
The 'entangled' light particles spookily interact with each other at huge distances.
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
A podcast on what music does to our brains, and why it moves us.
People who have an extreme preference for using their right hand may be worse at maths, according to new research.
The humble carrier pigeon played a huge role in World War I and saved many lives. But despite huge technological advances, animals are still suffering and dying in modern wars.
How to eat yourself brighter.
Whether pride is good for you may depend on your personality.
Researchers recently discovered the hottest planet known. But which one is the coldest? And the biggest?
London's Gatwick Airport has installed thousands of virtual beacons to help passengers navigate when GPS won't work inside.
There are many obstacles to bringing the power of 21st-century technology to the NHS. But that shouldn't stop us trying.
A researcher tells the story of how he and his team discovered the oldest Homo Sapiens fossil bones to date in Morocco.
All it takes is data ... lots of data.
The theory that New Caledonia was a piece of land that separated from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana was a seductive one. But then a cockroach rose up to challenge it.
From 'power poses' to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
Astronomers report the first ever measurement of light bending around a star other than our own.
A study in the 1960s brought together three people who believed they were Christ – the results still tell us much today about how well we recognise our own delusions.
BA's systems meltdown shows how much we rely on always-there IT.
You need to start thinking about what will happen to your online data when you die.
The Parker probe will go closer to the sun than any other spacecraft has dared go before – literally touching it.
UK politicians are planning very different approaches to data privacy, security and surveillance.
Scientists have made a third detection of gravitational waves, again caused by the merger of two black holes. But they think there's something different about the black holes in this case.
The idea that we live in a 'multiverse' made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a possibility.
But don't worry, it's failing. For now.
There are loads of applications for 3D printers in space.
Study shows that the availability of springs may have controlled human evolution.
The planet is more similar to Earth than any other – except when it comes to supporting life.
Vinyl is one thing but digital plug-ins which claim to emulate the analogue sound are a rose-tinted step too far.