In spite of Solar Impulse 2's problems, solar-powered flight is down but not out.
hitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot created to investigate robot-human relations, has been decapitated in Philadelphia.
Google has been tracking our locations, and now it's using the information to tell us when destinations are least busy.
We can’t stop craving eternity.
Quarks are a puzzle: they carry, variously, a third or two-thirds of the electrical charge of the electron.
Science teacher and writer Andrew Morris explores how adults who struggled with the strictures of the school curriculum can reconnect with science.
I’ve been a grown-up public crier pretty much since reaching adulthood. But it hasn’t got any easier.
Followers stealing your jokes? Turns out Twitter might be willing to acknowledge that you're the copyright holder, and delete copycat tweets.
Where you take your phone, and how much you use it, can give doctors an insight into your mental health.
According to an ex-employee, around 5 per cent of the company's staff have shared their salaries on an internal database, and the bosses aren't happy about it.
In homage to the 60th anniversary of the world’s first atomic clock, it's time to ask what time actually is and whether it even exists.
Eventually, we will have to recognise that it is not “nature” that we need to protect, but ourselves.
Welcome to the world of synthetic biology.
News on Facebook travels through “Likes” and shares, and people won’t Like a crackdown on benefits, even if they secretly support it.
Resarchers working in China have found a new dinosaur with one of the most complex, well-preserved pair of wings ever seen – too bad it probably couldn't fly.
When planning, it often seems one person gets their way. But there is an alternative.
Artificial intelligence researchers are trying to make machines tell jokes. It's not going very well.
Truly independent expertise can never be swayed. Numbers, on the other hand, can be manipulated reasonably easily.
Google's software searches images for recognisable features, then emphasises them to hellish effect.
Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft will be returning to humanity the first ever close-up images and scientific observations of Pluto and its moons.
The social networking site has introduced new artificial intelligence systems that can spot and delete sexual and violent images – and spare human moderators in the process.
Space is hard but deep space is perhaps harder – yet, as we hope to find out, still worth the effort.
The linksharing site's latest upheaval highlights a deep-seated distrust of women among some users.
Are gamekeepers killing off Britain's raptors? It's a question that gets to the heart of our right to privacy – and to roam.
What are the scientifically proven ways to be happier?
A new paper on phantom phone vibration syndrome suggests that we rethink our negative approach to technology and its effects on us.
When women are increasingly scrutinised and shamed for the way they tend to actual or potential foetuses within them, it is not paranoid at all to feel this legislation as the cold hand of a threat laid on women’s backs.
Google's new AI robot is the first to hold a semi-intelligible, spontaneous conversation. Its responses so far are oddly poetic.
Victoria Taylor, administrator of the popular "Ask me Anything" section, has left the site under mysterious circumstances.
The universe is a very sticky place, but how sticky is it? Could it favour the “Big Rip” demise of the universe?