Five years ago, we would actually be having a conversation.
This Valentine's day, try something different. It's your best bet for reigniting the passion in your relationship.
Ground control says it is time to give up hope of regaining communication with comet lander Philae. But never say never.
Going faster than the speed of sound can create some exciting effects – and it's not just aircraft that do it.
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
Is your relationship thriving or merely surviving? Scientists who study these matters of the heart have some insights into figuring out whether you're with your best possible partner.
Internet connections could one day come from solar-powered planes that fly for months or even longer at a time.
How we see the purpose of communication limits our approach to designing technology that makes it possible.
Sometimes big research news bypasses the usual scientific publishing process. Here's why that's not good for scientists or the public.
Investigators will be probing what caused a train collision in Germany and while 'human error' will be a key line of enquiry, having humans in the system is a good thing.
Drones can be plucked out of the sky but it's easier to disable them with a signal from the ground.
Men aren't from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We're all from Earth.
Pancakes' simple recipe disguises a series of chemical reactions that can be mastered for the ideal colour, smell and taste.
Physicists have for decades tried and failed to make superconductors that work at room temperature. But we're finally getting closer.
The need for a solution to e-waste disposal is more urgent than ever.
A meteoriticist takes a look at the evidence surrounding a tragic death – and gives her verdict on whether it was caused by a meteorite.
Why thinking about death makes us more religious, conservative and prejudiced.
Particle accelerators are helping to push forward the frontiers of theoretical physics but they've also had more impact on your everyday life than you realise.
Why is it so hard to imagine that North Korea might have perfectly sane reasons for going into space?
New technology could allow you to "feel" a TV show by transmitting touch feedback through the air.
In areas as diverse as transport, health or commerce, the answer to many problems starts with open data.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.
Milestone charts can be an effective tool in spotting developmental problems. But do they say anything about the future potential of children who are developing normally?
Climate change makes extreme weather more likely – but we also have the power to make our flood responses smarter.
Could it one day be possible to stay young without calorie restriction and tough exercise?
They may be stunning, but nacreous clouds are also contributing to the breakdown of the Earth’s ozone layer.
Flashing in public is illegal, shouldn't its online equivalent be treated the same way?
The 50th anniversary of Luna 9's first soft moon landing reminds us how difficult landing a spacecraft is.
They spread disease and misery and account for millions of deaths every year. There's not a lot to be said for mosquitoes.
Think atomic theory was invented in the 19th century? Try 5th century BC.
Getting tellurium and phosphorus to form a molecule is stupidly hard and not very glamorous. Here's why it's worth the effort.
Scientists have found a way to narrow down the best signs that a specific volcano is about to blow.
Poo-analysis tests conducted by the Soviet leader may not have been as crazy as they sound.
The original jumbo jet revolutionised global travel but more efficient, reliable engines have spelt the end for the 747.
Dark energy is a completely unknown source making up 70% of the universe. Will any of the new projects designed to find out what it is succeed?
A bold theory suggests the Vikings may have used a mysterious method of studying sunlight to navigate the oceans.
A new alternative for those questioning Darwinian evolution? Research suggests evolution itself is intelligent.
An endless stream of self-obsessed selfies could signal your narcissistic streak.
We should honour the dead by striving to go further.
Even the smartest AIs weren't supposed to beat top humans at Go for another decade or more.
Plans for aircraft that separate and parachute to the ground in an emergency are pie in the sky.
No warp drives or worm holes required.
Missions including ExoMars, Juno and Rosetta could make some major discoveries in 2016.
The battle between personal privacy and national security online continues.
A new study finds that folic acid can block the effect of drugs used to treat bipolar disorder.
Public services delivered by blockchain? Taxes paid in bitcoin? Not so far fetched, a UK government report says.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Modern life creates long-term stress our bodies aren't designed to cope with – but all is not lost.
The military is interested – but the rest of us could also get from Paris to Tokyo in three hours.
Antimatter is at the heart of one of the biggest conundrums in physics. Here's why.
Research on how our lifestyles affect our genes raises the possibility of giving your future kids a better start in life before they're even born.