A Stanford study has found that those who hallucinate voices are influenced by the culture they live in, with differences in mood and tone depending upon where in the world they live.
A venture capitalist's dream of a Silicon Valley freed from the pesky regulations of intrusive government is going to a statewide ballot in 2016.
New satellite data has indicated that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, ahead of a rare - but regular - event.
While Megumi Igarashi's work usually involves humorous repurposing of female genitalia, her most recent project has fallen foul of the authorities in Japan.
This colourised picture of Europa is just beautiful.
Brazil's disintegration against Germany was shocking because it so utterly exceeded our expectations of what was likely to happen - and we enjoy football more because it resists predictability.
Sometimes, when it feels like putting your money where you mouth is feels like it can't fail, it's worth stepping back and reconsidering. Just in case.
A Finnish games tournament has raised the strange issue of a gender divide in professional esports - apparently, because the international body wants to be taken seriously.
The social media giant has allowed scientists to conduct a mass experiment in psychological manipulation on hundreds of thousands of users - without consent.
The Uruguay and Liverpool forward keeps biting other players – how much should they worry when they play him?
A short guide to the way the kids are talking theses days.
An architecture firm has proposed two new towers - which would both be taller than the current tallest building in the world if built - as giant air- and water-filtering structures for a polluted Chinese city.
The body that regulates the standards for language on the web has announced a host of new emojis.
The manufacturer of the world's best electric cars is opening up its patent portfolio for anyone who wants to use it "in good faith" - why?
An old error has re-emerged, and it could cause trouble for those using Twitter's dashboard application.
The developer has dropped female playable characters from the game because apparently it was too difficult.
A lovely fad to leave padlocks on bridges is causing structural damage to one in Paris. How dangerous a gesture is it?
We can mock the men in silly hats who claim to be experts in picking up women, but their weird anthropological worldview – of “alpha males” competing for “targets” – is a nonsense that has bled out into other sexist discourse.
A study has found that hurricanes with female names are three times as deadly as those with male names - and suggests that this is because societal sexism makes people take women less seriously.
Comedian demands that internet trolls direct their bile in a useful direction for once.
London has more airports than any other major city - which is a bit odd, really. This video helpfully explains why.
Japanese authorities are to begin the operation at the stricken nuclear power plant, damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Many people use them interchangeably, but they mean subtly different things - yet when it comes to influencing public opinion, scientists should perhaps use the less-accurate one.
The space explorers of the future are going to need a decent web connection - how else are they going to watch Netflix?
A surprisingly feasible (but still not entirely likely) idea to live, like our ancient forefathers, in the ocean - on a giant floating city ship.
Both a neat toy and a delightful illustration of how magnetism works.
Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance argues that the genetic differences between racial groups explain why the West is rich and Africa is poor - but beneath the new science lies an old, dangerous lie.
To celebrate 300 years since the original Longitude Prize to solve the problem of inaccurate naval navigation, the BBC and Nesta have announced a new prize aimed at solving on of six crucial problems facing humanity.
The International Space Station, and the US, rely on Russian space technology - a reliance that Russia is now using as geopolitical leverage.
Machines that can choose who to kill independently of a human operator are coming, to the concern of ethicists and roboticists alike.