Upgrading your home PC is one thing, but upgrading systems that run banking, air traffic control or even nuclear weapons is not something done lightly. Or often.
It's too easy to make assumptions based on an accent or the pitch of a voice.
A century from now you're likely to be considered a risk taker if you opt for natural conception and birth rather than IVF and artificial wombs.
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
First tip: learn to wobble.
Calculus helped determined the outcome of World War I's biggest naval battle, 100 years ago.
Your mobile number is all a hacker needs to read your texts, listen to your calls and even track your whereabouts.
Science and technology has always helped us feed the world. GM has more to offer, if we let it.
Explosive developments driving the tiniest engines in the world.
The genes controlling nose shape can reveal a lot about our evolutionary history.
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
Our interest in feral children has a long history in truth and legend.
Life on Earth may have started with a bit of sunshine and showers, followed with a light breeze of laughing gas and a sprinkle of hydrogen cyanide.
People who speak two or more variations on a language get the same cognitive benefits as multilingualists.
Scientists uncover hidden mathematical structures controlling how living cells operate. If this could be used by computers of the future, we may one day be able to understand the brain.
Why it is so difficult to find planes in water, even ones of vastly different sizes.
Nearly everyone can't tickle themselves and it's all to do with how our brains see and perceive movement.
If the banks can't trust each other's messages, can you trust the banks?
'Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen' is bad advice, tailored for men who'd rather hate women than face their own shortcomings.
It was a rare and brief event, but powerful telescopes helped scientists get a glimpse of a black hole letting out a wind at 3,000km per second.
We think we know when we feel it – but here's what is really going on in our brains and bodies.
From sundials to atomic clocks, a journey through the way humans have measured time.
There is more than pure instinct helping lost dogs find their homes.
You may have got what it takes to be a mathematical genius without even being aware of it.
Just a few awkward questions.
After half a century of trying, scientists have finally caught a glimpse of the magnetic process that fuels space weather and the northern lights.
Robots should be designed so that even vulnerable users know that they are machines. But how do we create something engaging that is so obviously artificial?
Crafty new detection methods could help make 'like farming' a thing of the past.
It's all to do with the 'Swiss cheese model'.
The increasingly rapid pace of exoplanet discoveries must mean it is only a matter of time until astronomers find another Earth.
Computers could help Blackjack players get much better at card counting in the future.
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
Software is eating everything in this online, digital world. We need to design code that uses as little energy as possible.
Does it have a formula?
Being intimate with artificially animated humanoids is not that new.