By Ian Steadman - 06 March 17:12
Maybe the mysterious creator of Bitcoin was using his real name all along. Or maybe not.
By Ian Steadman - 28 February 16:24
A website claims to want to grow the meat of celebrities and sell it as a novelty food item - but ignore the joke, because it's technically feasible.
By Ian Steadman - 27 February 17:02
You wait a thousand years for a new planet, and hundreds come along at once.
By Ian Steadman - 25 February 15:35
The flash would have been visible from Earth, and as bright as the brightest stars.
By Ian Steadman - 12 February 17:06
A site in the Kootenay National Park has proved a fantastic source of fossils from the Cambrian explosion, 542 million years ago.
By Ian Steadman - 11 February 13:03
Banners on websites like reddit, Upworthy and tumblr are a response to the US government's appropriation of the internet as a tool for spying on citizens.
By Ian Steadman - 11 February 12:33
A man taking part in the drinking dare game Neknomination drank a pint with two fish floating in it. This is very much not a good idea, for you OR the goldfish.
By Ian Steadman - 10 February 17:59
A fraud issue with one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges has built into a crisis that has knocked hundreds of dollars off its value. Again.
By Ian Steadman - 06 February 17:47
Even the communists know that the old way of doing things isn't cutting it any more.
By Ian Steadman - 06 February 15:27
Not a response to NYC's overheated property market, but one possible sustainable construction method for the future.
By Ian Steadman - 05 February 13:31
Suggested tagline: “Be the goat you want to see in the world.”
By Ian Steadman - 05 February 13:30
Sinkholes can appear any time, anywhere, without warning - a particularly dangerous natural disaster that can't be avoided easily.
By Ian Steadman - 30 January 18:10
An accidental breakthrough into a chamber beneath the Earth's crust has led to a possible breakthrough in geothermal energy production.
By Ian Steadman - 30 January 11:28
If the ESA succeeds, Rosetta’s findings could be some of the most valuable on the early history of our solar system.
By Ian Steadman - 28 January 18:19
Even if it's an honest mistake, blocking useful sexual health and LGBT resources constitutes an inevitable encroach upon online civil liberties.
By Ian Steadman - 27 January 18:22
The physicist, whose pioneering work on black holes in the 1970s made him a household name, has proposed a radical fudge to try and resolve a baffling paradox.
By Ian Steadman - 23 January 19:00
Canine transmissible venereal tumours (CTVT) is one of only two natural transmissible cancers, and could hold the key to better organ transplants in humans.
By Ian Steadman - 22 January 18:24
Nintendo's losing money, and won't puts its games on iOS or Android because it doesn't trust anyone else's hardware - so why not start making tablets for gamers?
By Ian Steadman - 17 January 17:10
It's a neat idea, sure, but don't expect 3D printers to replace builders, bricks and mortar any time soon.
By Ian Steadman - 15 January 17:39
We created them because we need them, but they may well come to realise that they do not need us.
By Ian Steadman - 14 January 17:23
The traditional three-drug cocktail that US prisons have used for more than 20 years to kill the condemned relies on a key drug made in the EU - and the EU won't sell it to executioners. Executions are now experiments.
By Ian Steadman - 13 January 13:29
An international group of researchers has found that the largest glacier in West Antarctica is "retreating inland" faster than ever.
By Ian Steadman - 13 January 11:56
Repeat: the weather and climate change are not the same thing. The troubles of the <i>MV Akademik Shokalskiy</i> do not tell us anything about long-term trends in the Antartic.
By Ian Steadman - 10 January 16:31
One of Twitter's co-founders has launched a kind of Q&A micro-social network app called Jelly. Here's how it works.
By Ian Steadman - 10 January 13:16
Google's obsession with making people use its confusing, overwhelming social network continues - and it might have violated one man's restraining order.
By Ian Steadman - 09 January 13:52
No matter how unusual the event, commemoration in one of Google's daily Doodles will create a news story.
By Ian Steadman - 08 January 18:05
Japanese scientists have made hundreds of tiny plastic balls float around like miniature spaceships.
By Ian Steadman - 08 January 12:42
Sometimes those "Free Public Wi-Fi" networks that smartphones can connect to when out and about are actually fakes, created by scammers.
By Ian Steadman - 07 January 17:25
Another day, another study misrepresented as causing our brains to change in some mysterious, irreversible way.
By Ian Steadman - 06 January 13:51
It's completely useless, though. Don't bother downloading it. There's no point.