Some argue that it would be impossible to understand an alien language, as it wouldn't have the same grammar as humans use. But others are more optimistic.
Scientists have discovered two new types of ants in the rainforests of New Guinea thanks to an advanced X-ray imaging technique.
Scientists are excited about sending a microphone to Mars for the very first time.
New research solves enigma of strange hotspots in Jupiter's atmosphere.
Environment plays an important role in how you remember things.
Scientists are using detailed computer models of the ocean to trace debris back through the currents to the potential crash site.
Here's the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
Dolly the sheep died young with osteoarthritis, but new evidence shows early-onset diseases aren't inevitable for clones.
500m posts are made daily on Twitter alone. Policing them is no easy task.
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A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
Caesarean section may actually be safer for the baby, yet it is routinely described as the riskier option.
Scientists have uncovered genes they believe have been passed down from an ancestor organism that all life evolved from.
Our planet's huge range of environments has led some animals to evolve some bizarre but very useful features.
Online fraud is now the most common type of crime, so what should the police and tech firms do to put a stop to these often invisible attacks.
Preparing BLOODHOUND to break the world land speed record ... and how you can take part.
The likes of Tesla's autopilot technology isn't meant for you to take your eyes off the road – there could be fatal consequences if you do.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
How a research team identified parasites in 'hygiene sticks' that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.
New research shows how adding memory to bacterial circuits could help us harness their computing power.
Many images of planets have been manipulated. So have we seen their true colours? Not always, it turns out. But Jupiter's red spot really is red.
Some cognitive enhancers can reduce the brain power of high performers by weakening their memory.
Fresh hope for sufferers of mental illness.
A bronze artefact rescued from a Greek shipwreck could hold the secrets of the universe.