Sam Hallam had his conviction quashed after seven years in jail.
Your memory of an event can be manipulated – and miscarriages of justice can follow.
It can be a scary time for pets – but science has some valuable solutions.
Science has shown that women are better at nurturing and men are better at logic. Or has it?
The recent cyber attack on the Dyn infrastructure shows why the internet of things poses a risk to us all.
Mice increase their pain sensitivity when they see others suffer. Could the same be true for humans?
A single session of football heading can temporarily impair memory. So what does that mean for children with developing brains?
Once you've been dishonest, it's harder to stop – here's why.
The internet's architecture is under attack again as a huge denial of service attack takes out major sites in US and Europe.
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
Apple has pulled back from challenging the car industry with a new vehicle.
ESA's second mission to Mars has become prey to the curse of the Red Planet – although the orbiter is heading for success, the Schiaparelli lander seems to have disappeared.
Without research on primates, we wouldn't be able to understand the human brain – or repair it.
The vision that AI will either end or save humankind is buoyed in the tech world because it feeds egos. What we really should worry about is humans.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
Einstein's famous theory of general relativity theory lives on thanks to new research.
Hundreds of thousands of battery fires in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets is a red hot opportunity to better understand what went wrong.
We hear a lot about the marvellous science going on at CERN. But what goes on behind the scenes?
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
Microsoft Kinect's cheap sensors could create low-cost 3D computer models of crime scenes.
Could you trade your baby robot in for an upgrade?
Asgardia is calling for unrestricted research but history has given us many examples where this has resulted in unacceptable consequences.
Rocks on Mars are surprisingly similar to those on Earth.
After the Paralympics comes the Cybathlon, where disabled athletes use bionics to compete.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Most of us keep tabs on other people's wrongdoings but suffer from 'ethical amnesia' when it comes to our own missteps.
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
Could reservoir computing be a future alternative to silicon chips?
Lovelace showed great insight into her subject and for that she's still a hero to others.
Food poisoning or allergies – which to go for.
Flexible plastic electronics are already altering the world around us.
Programmable materials that can change shape could have all manner of potential uses.
New data suggests humans may not get older than 125 years. But should we take it seriously? Every time a limit to lifespan has been proposed in the past it has been surpassed.
New HBO series reimagines a group of life-like robots programmed with hope but marred in violence. They might be more human than we think.
Here's what one man from around 3,300BC actually sounded like.
We might think our technological innovations are driving us towards a cyborg future, but is it the brain doing all the work?
A moment of sadness with tears shed ... then it was on with the work.
It has been an epic journey, much more than 12 years in the making, but Rosetta is just about to go out in a blaze of glory. The final commands were uploaded to the spacecraft mid-morning on September…
Musk's know-how cannot be dismissed but there are significant challenges standing between him and his dream of colonising Mars.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
When Charles Foster wanted to open his senses to the world he took to the woods.
One of paleontology's most notorious hoaxes has long been blamed on a serial forger named Charles Dawson. But might a Jesuit priest have been in on a joke that went wrong ?
A true plan for the colonisation of Mars should include both the social and technical feasibility of living there. Unfortunately, Musk left that bit out.
Videogaming's rich cultural history is already being lost. We need to do more to save it.
It has long been claimed that subliminal messages work. Now two studies have set the record straight.
Were legs a quirk of genetic mutation rather than an evolutionary inevitability?
Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
We have been building mechanical devices that can fly, play music and even speak for centuries.