Noise around extreme practices drowns out how data analytics is being used in everyday ways. To really consider control of our data we must look beyond Cambridge Analytica.
In this vision of the future, everything that we currently do in the real world – going to school, going to work, socialising, leisure – is done in a vast virtual environment.
The skies can tell us when there might be trouble ahead.
New archaeological research on Glastonbury Abbey pushes back the date for the earliest settlement of the site by 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths.
Bridges should have continuous health monitoring systems in place to detect damage that can lead to collapse.
It's been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has the same DNA as his twin brother after spending a year in space.
New research uses pathology in dinosaur bones to look at predator-prey interactions in the fossil record.
It isn’t that we should worry about AI becoming more human. We should fear ourselves becoming more artificial.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
An audio version of an in depth article on the story of how the nerve agent used in an attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was developed.
A long read on how nerve agents were developed – and used in an attack on a former Russian spy on the streets of Salisbury.
Children are able to pick up negative racial stereotypes by the age of six. Luckily, parents can help reverse them.
Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
Spot removes traditional barriers to reporting abusive behavior, because participants can log incidents without talking to a human.
Diving without oxygen tanks requires you to enact some very weird and very strange and not all that well understood physiological feats just to stay alive.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
Hawking wasn't able to give his students a gentle introduction, but he did provide a lot of inspiration and support.
Scientists have discovered sophisticated tools in Kenya that are much older than expected.
Stephen Hawking thought a form of string theory could be our best bet for a 'theory of everything'.
Sound alerts on digital devices are often annoying, so we've tended to opt for silence. In future, that could hold us back.
Theresa May says Britain could unleash 'extensive measures' against Russia following the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.
Hundreds of people have been warned after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent.
UK's Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the physicist Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76.
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?