From a certain perspective, we're already on the road to practicing a 'progressive eugenics' not a million miles away from what was imagined historically.
New research may help us to look for messages from alien civilisations.
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
The human brain is 'programmed' to believe in Blue Monday. But here's how to turn it into Happy Monday.
Interest among financial institutions in bitcoin derivatives contracts highlights worrying reminders of the not-too-distant past.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
Capuchin monkeys understand fairness, sheep recognise their friends, rats make sacrifices for buddies. Yes, animals are sentient. Here's the science.
Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations, making its first inhabitants more genetically diverse and adapted to harsh climates than those in the rest of Europe.
People prefer human experts even when they're wrong.
There's a reason the next generation of cars look eerily familiar – and we may have a long wait for something completely different.
Most anthropologists believe that witch labelling has evolved to get people to conform. But new research suggests an alternative explanation.
A robust and enforceable code is needed for online services to design sites and apps in a way that is appropriate for different age groups.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
The end of net neutrality in the US does not mean the rest of the world will follow – and there's plenty of evidence that demonstrates continued commitment to open access.
A consultant on Chris Packham's latest dinosaur show about Tyrannosaurus Rex explains how they kept it entertaining but accurate.
As a new David Attenborough documentary examines a remarkable fossil, a leading expert gives his verdict.
Chips from the biggest chipmakers – Intel, AMD and ARM – all contain serious security flaws.
Technologies for accessing information need to be somehow future-proofed.
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research
If we find microbes on Mars, it will be difficult to exclude the possibility that we have accidentally brought them there from Earth.
'Oumuamua is likely a relatively young interstellar visitor from a binary star system.
National cryptocurrencies could make payments faster and prevent crime, but they come with their own risks.
Modern science backs Picasso, who once said 'Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.'