Prickly hedges capture large amounts of carbon dioxide, and are great homes for insects.
It could be the first steps towards a Star Trek-style holodeck.
Despite its cutting-edge image, Japan has a soft spot for the decidedly 20th-century machines.
‘Teleoperated’ HGVs combine the efficiency of automation with the safety of human oversight.
These nocturnal insects have amassed an impressive defensive arsenal against bats’ echolocation.
Depending on who you ask, the northern lights may, very occasionally, sound like ‘rustling silk’ or ‘two planks meeting flat ways’.
Some thought Dan Ariely’s faked data study might be a blow to behavioural science, but actually its exposure shows how behavioural scientists are rooting out false research.
The rocket engines that lauched Apollo 11 towards the moon had 5,600 parts each. 3D-printed equivalents have just 40.
To understand the CO₂ shortage, we need to look at fertiliser production – and why it has stalled in the UK.
Prehistoric hand and footprints analysed by a team of researchers are an early example of art.
The mind is a powerful thing – it can generate both symptoms of illness and symptoms of healing. Here’s what this could tell us about consciousness.
When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure?
Helicoptering heavy herbivores across Africa is no laughing matter.
The mass-market computer pioneer leaves behind a legacy of accessible, far-sighted if not always successful products.
Bees were struggling in the UK’s very wet summer as rain stopped them finding food.
Artificial intelligence could help police catch criminals – but we need human experts for the big cases.
Some narcissists want to feel included in by the group whereas others don’t really care.
A recent study provides evidence for the existence of a specific type of black hole generated during the Big Bang.
From the tallest cliff in the solar system to its largest impact basin, geological processes on other worlds are very similar to those on our own planet.
How do organisms survive extreme conditions – and how can their adaptations help us develop better technology?