Christmas can be a lonely time for older people, particularly the growing number who live in rural areas. Technology could help the crisis of social isolation in old age.
Discovering that orangutans can communicate about things that happened in the past provides new clues to how human language evolved.
How to become a lover of Christmas ... or embrace being a Grinch.
It's been 50 years since the first prototype for the mouse was demonstrated in San Francisco. This the story of how it changed Silicon Valley – and the world.
'Heavy' media multitaskers performed worse on attention and memory tests – and some even had structural brain differences.
From offshore oil and gas to the homes of people with disabilities, this is emerging as one of the most exciting areas of tech.
Hateful images are making their way from niche sites onto popular social networks at an alarming speed. Here's how it works.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
What colours we see depends not just on how things are in the world around us, but also on what happens in our eyes and our brains.
Why are humans the only animals with chins?
Expect a spectacular display of 120 or more meteors per hour – some of them brightly coloured.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
Imagining the things we fear can be as effective as exposure therapy.
Some believe that including AI in childbirth could save lives and taxpayers' money.
Understanding geckos' movements could lead to better robots.
Market volatility and value fluctuations are scaring some investors away from Bitcoin – but stablecoins could be one solution.
Screen time wasn't a issue in the 19th century but that didn't stop concerns over how new developments might damage eyesight
Forget about dark matter and dark energy, new research suggests that the existence of 'dark fluid' may solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
The scientific explanations might not be definitive, but your brain is largely responsible.
Osiris-REx will spend the next year looking for a good place to land on asteroid Bennu before it collects grains and brings them home.
Uncovering forgotten history can help explain why science still has a masculine bias today.
New experiment on the International Space Station could help us tackle muscle loss in astronauts.
The Earth's core is cooling down, and one day it will be completely solid – when that happens, Earth might look a lot like Mars.