99% of people below the floors where the planes struck the twin towers evacuated successfully, although their journey was fraught with danger. Their stories have influenced today’s skyscraper designs.
Refugee women reported less internet use than men across all online activities, including banking, education, health services and social services.
Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.
The World Trade Center buildings were built to withstand wind loads more than 30 times the aircrafts’ weight.
Differences between male and female skulls in some species of gibbon may shed light on how our extinct ancestors lived.
State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.
Most sporting equipment is designed with typical able-bodied athletes in mind, whereas custom equipment to meet a particular Paralympian’s needs can be expensive. 3D printing offers a third way.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
Sweeping police powers for online surveillance and hacking raise concerns over privacy and security.
Plants use their flower colours for ‘brand recognition’ among insects - but also work together to attract more pollinators.
The new work presents the oldest dated evidence for hominins in Arabia, in the form of an ancient handaxe tool uncovered from the Nefud Desert.
The temperature of the Sun’s surface is about 6,000℃. But higher above the surface, in the atmosphere, it suddenly shoots up to more than a million degrees!
More advertising and “smarter” search algorithms are changing how Googling works.
By studying the chemical makeup of binary stars, astronomers found many planetary systems are far less peaceful than ours.
Twitter’s design promotes avoidance as the solution to hostility, but it also needs space for restorative activity that could genuinely resolve conflict.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
New research shows gene name autocorrection remains a problem for genomics articles. Here’s why it’s a wake up call for research reproducibility.
The first ancient human DNA from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi — and the wider Wallacea islands group — sheds light on the early human history of the region.
Since the WHO’s investigation earlier this year, several papers have come to the same conclusion regarding the likely origins of SARS-CoV-2. Yet progress is too slow.
Same-sex sexual behaviour presents a paradox: it’s influenced by genes, but how and why do these genes continue to be passed down the generations? One theory is they have reproductive benefits too.