The health of astronauts will be one of the main challenges for Musk.
Musk's know-how cannot be dismissed but there are significant challenges standing between him and his dream of colonising Mars.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
When Charles Foster wanted to open his senses to the world he took to the woods.
One of paleontology's most notorious hoaxes has long been blamed on a serial forger named Charles Dawson. But might a Jesuit priest have been in on a joke that went wrong ?
A true plan for the colonisation of Mars should include both the social and technical feasibility of living there. Unfortunately, Musk left that bit out.
Videogaming's rich cultural history is already being lost. We need to do more to save it.
It has long been claimed that subliminal messages work. Now two studies have set the record straight.
Were legs a quirk of genetic mutation rather than an evolutionary inevitability?
Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
We have been building mechanical devices that can fly, play music and even speak for centuries.
There's now strong evidence that Europa might be a worthwhile place to search for life.
We don't know where Tiangong-1 will land but the risk of someone being hit is about 1 in 3,200.
The price of greater accuracy might be to damage fans' enjoyment.
Learning how to overcome boredom can boost a child's creativity and independence. So why are parents scared of it?
Our citizen science project was designed to record bird sounds but produced some surprisingly funny impressions.
New research into how early humans spread across the world settles several long-running debates.
New research shows macaques can show autism-like behaviour.
Hoverflies have evolved to trick predators into thinking they have a sting in the tail – but the predators have fought back.
The Gaia catalogue’s incredible precision is only possible due to accurate tracking of Gaia itself from the ground.
Is someone looking at you or are you just imagining things? A neuroscientist explains.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
Having a nationwide firewall means trusting the same people who spy on communications.
It ain't all biff, bang pow.
People who are compassionate may be 'rewarded' by experiencing pleasure from sad music.
Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.
Trapped gas could be tainting the north pole of Pluto's moon Charon dark red.
We've all called up IT for help and been asked to turn our machines off and on again. Here's why.
Making decisions about what people do and don't read is the traditional role of an editor, no matter what Facebook claims.
Welcome to the world of cloths and materials that change depending on your mood.
New plastic banknotes pose a challenge to forensic scientists that clever chemistry can solve.
The proliferation of mass media has helped to create a standardisation of beauty ideals, making them harder to cope with. But there are encouraging signs that things could change.
The social media site must be free to make its own editorial decisions – right or wrong.
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
It is unclear how regulated space activities by private companies really are.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
Making the mechanical more human.
It could even help crack long-forgotten cold cases.
For his fight with Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, Kell Brook had to gain weight in just the right places.
Pokemon Go brought augmented reality to people's attention, but dual camera smartphones will make it much more useful for the future.
iPhones, Boeing 787s, Teslas and a whole host of other technologies all rely on rare metals – so much so that a new era beckons.
Bio-banding is all the rage as youth football seeks to make the most of young talent. Here's why we shouldn't get carried away.
New research has found that Neil Armstrong's strong midwestern accent is making it impossible for us to work out what he actually said when he first set foot on the moon.
Here's the science behind the amazing colours we should see on British trees this year.
Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.