There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Almost half of people with depression don't appear as sad as you'd expect, but are at a particularly high risk of suicide.
Rovers including 'Rosalind Franklin' will pick up where Opportunity left off – trying to answer the question of whether there is, or ever has been, life on Mars.
Local tetrapod biodiversity exploded after the dinosaurs, but has barely changed in 60m years.
Shooting stars are not stars at all. They are tiny space adventurers who accidentally wander into our sky and get sucked toward us by Earth's gravity. Here's the story of a shooting star's journey.
Newly found fossils point to a link between a rise in atmospheric oxygen and the first emergence of complex life on Earth.
New research shows teaming fungi with 'friendly' viruses could create an environmentally sustaiable and efficient way to protect crops.
Many homes are already smart – but they're about to get much smarter.
What we thought we knew about male development since the 1950s has now been turned on its head.
Changing the way we farm is necessary – for us and the planet.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Our brain processes the fear of regret in the same way as actual regret, making us reluctant to make changes in life.
Soft robots printed in the home? Not as far off as you might think.
The northern lights might look like magic, but they can actually be explained by science – here's how.
The Earth's magnetic field has a beat, scientists discover.
We developed the world's first self-curving artificial cornea.
New research on facial recognition technology trials by the police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.
More democratic forms of politics, journalism and fact-checking will be needed when we can no longer trust any video footage.
Unconscious biases can trigger aggressive behaviour and lead to miscarriages of justice.
Specific brain networks are at work when we are conscious. New results can help distinguish truly unconscious patients from those who have some degree of consciousness.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
New study sheds light on the mystery of how people can experience and control phantom limbs decades after losing a body part.
When you share your genetic data – even with the NHS – you don't know where it will end up, or how it will be used.
Over a quarter of people believe that humans have psychic abilities.
New research suggests we may be able to forget about dark matter if we tweak the laws of gravity according to imaginary bubbles in space.
A new study suggests Neanderthals may have lived in woodlands rather than tundras, meaning they were most likely sprinters.
Fuel cells are being touted as an alternative to costly electrification – but no one knows if they'll really be cheaper.
Humans are social animals who like to communicate and copy each other. But key to this collective intelligence is flexibility and a little non-conformity.
Recreating freak waves can tell us a lot about the nature of the sea.
Data from hydrophones in the Indian ocean has raised new questions about what happened to MH370.
Tiny chemical clues in the ocean reveal how its role as a carbon store is changing.
Quantum computers are set to revolutionise technology, but very few people know how to use them.
The first systematic study of the ballistics and accuracy of prehistoric spears suggests Neanderthals could kill at a distance.
Exactly 150 years after Mendeleev's classic formulation, it's time for one for the resource-hungry 21st century.
You'll be able to download HD video in a jiffy, but investors will have to think big if they're going to profit from the next generation of mobile technology.
A pragmatic approach rather than active concealment is to blame for China's lack of research transparency.
Can we really expect vehicles to make the moral decisions we can't?
DNA testing is helping reveal people's unknown royal ancestry.
Buyers think you can tell the purity of a substance by looking at on an app – evidence shows they're mistaken.
A body at least twice as massive as the Earth smashing into Uranus could have made it lopsided, shows research.
Research suggests tidying really can make you happier, but it comes with a warning.
An ethicist on why fixing algorithms may not be the best response to algorithmic bias.
The blood moon myths are many and varied, but, at the end of the day, it's just an eclipse.
A new collider at CERN could push particle physics deep into an unexplored microscopic realm.
Decades of psychological research suggests humans are rather irrational. But a new approach, borrowing an idea from artificial intelligence, challenges this notion.
There's a lack of scientific evidence supporting claims that digital detoxes actually have any benefit to us.
New research on craters on the moon sheds light about when and how often the moon and Earth have been bombarded by meteorites.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
Scientists are working on technology to analyse and advise your attempts to learn sign language.
We rely on depth to perceive objects, but not all of us see depth in the same way.
Scientists still rely on a set of 19th century postulates to identify disease-causing organisms but more than 100 years of research shows why we need to move on.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
Too often athletes are forced into a narrative in which their sport overtakes everything, to the detriment of their health and future happiness.
WhatsApp has become a haven of misinformation in developing countries.
Odd event could be explained by a star being ripped apart by a black hole.
Some of our favourite music formats might not be as environmentally friendly as we think.
Nanotechnology and materials are the source of countless innovations, but we don't accurately know how they are affecting humans and the environment.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Combining quantum computing with neural networks could produce AI that can make very complex decisions quickly.
The moon's far side looks redder than its near side. An expert explains what the actual colour is.
New research suggests ultrasound could make henna-based hair dyes more effective.
Originally found in a bucket of urine by an alchemist searching for the elixir of life, the race is on to find a way to rescue Element 15 from permanent exile in our rivers and streams.
Everything you can touch is made of molecules – but feelings, sound and light are something different.
Philip Pullman can help us understand what smartphones are doing to people – here's how.
Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.
Depression, an altered sleep cycle, and hallucinations are some of the effects of living alone in total darkness.
Using physical and psychological traits, researchers are building a system which can rate a person's attractiveness.
China has become the first to land on the far side of the moon. And unlike previous uncrewed moon landings, it relied on sophisticated technology rather than luck.
There have been some rather wacky looking suggestions for arranging the chemical elements.
One study found that people with brown eyes were more susceptible to the disorder.