Treating video like a mutating gene could improve surveillance software.
Some philosophers believe space is a giant container, while others think it's all in our heads.
Thanks to innovative technology, the third Forth bridge continues a proud legacy of state-of-the-art bridge engineering across three centuries.
New research shows bees see a blue halo around flowers thanks to nanostructures on its petals.
Complex behaviour such as regional accents and cultural food preferences in whales and dolphins seems to be linked to brain size.
The discovery of tiny ripples in space from the violent collision of dense stars could help solve many mysteries – including where the gold in our jewellery comes from.
How culture can inform technological innovations.
With this technology, citizen scientists could even help to predict the damage caused by future disasters.
The animals can see you as a threat, so make them feel at home.
Galaxies evolve in mysterious way. But a new study offers a fresh approach to understand them.
Future Mars colonists may want to form their own legal system. What would stop them?
Choreographers could offer engineers tools to stimulate new ideas in city-making.
The automation wave is coming for computer programmers – up to a point.
Beagle 2 shows the fine line between success and failure in Mars exploration. There's a lot we can learn from it going forward.
We're told VR will let distant audiences experience live shows from the comfort of their living room – but what if no one goes anymore?
Time's up for the internal combustion engine.
It's been a good year for conspiracy theorists, so they say.
Beware unicycling clowns ...
Stockbrokers, police officers and radiologists are among those that may benefit from new research findings on how to make decisions under uncertainty.
Cultural, social and environmental factors all matter if India wants to succeed in its goal to boost sanitation.
People lie because it is more likely to get them what they want.
The technique is helping scientists to look for drugs against the Zika virus.
Soft robotics could help move us closer to more human-like robots.
A mathematician has joined the dots between Alan Turing and chasing cells to find out how skin patterns are formed.
They erupted for billions of years and make Earth's volcanoes look like molehills. Here's what we know and what we don't know about them.
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.