Who’d be a comet in this era of rolling news coverage and internet commentary?
"Few people enjoy a perfect sexual relationship - we need to encourage those people to access the services and support they need."
We need to collect billions of data points for analysis by computers, and the only company in major contention to do this soon is 23andMe.
When they are forced collaborate – as they increasingly have to these days – it’s like a horse and a cow attempting to procreate.
Bill Gates is paying big for better contraception. Here's what scientists came up with.
An emerging field of research is making it easier to track perpetrators by looking at the way they use language when they chat.
Janet Jackson's accidental breast exposure has led indirectly to earth avoiding deadly asteroids.
The director of sciences and engineering at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council answers the NS Centenary Questionnaire.
If we are serious about our children deserving better, it also makes sense to give our baked goods a little extra goodness.
Because of a growing body of research, there is a dawning appreciation that allergy to the proteins in cow’s milk is behind a range of childhood illnesses.
Once the US - which supplies 80 per cent of the world's helium - stops selling off its store at an artificially low price, we have a problem.
The Imperial College Professor of Science and Society takes the NS Centenary Questionnaire.
Relying on our natural intuitions about what is right and what is wrong isn't enough for building an coherent system of ethics.
Cyber-crime knows know borders, so nor should our defences.
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. This is why you shouldn't.
What both the interwar topographers and the situationists recognised was the transformative potential of large numbers of people regularly stepping outside the matrix, taking to the streets and walking, becoming active participants rather than passive spe
If a bunch of freaky-looking extraterrestrials actually made contact with us, I think that might blow a few minds. Can you imagine the reality show? ‘What happens when this Kansas family befriends a sassy Uranian? Here Comes Beezeltron XV14.’
The biggest known star in the universe is about to blow. This kind of thing doesn't happen every day - and when it does, something extremely interesting usually happens.
The RoboRoach will be marketed to US kids from November. It has always seemed mystifying that researchers struggle to see the thorny side of their technologies.
After selling the company he co-founded in 2008 for $850million, Michael Birch bought it back this year for just $1m - but is it too late to save Bebo?
It's a lot easier to stop advertisers tracking your browsing habits online than it is to stop people sniffing out your smartphone's location.
2013 TV135 is meant to be a 410m space rock of death, but it's OK - there's a 99.998% chance it'll miss us.
The robots may be taking our jobs - even making our coffee - but that doesn't mean we'll be fond of them.
Ovshinsky created a hatful of world-changing innovations, many of which threatened the dominance of America’s great new invention: the transistor. US corporate interests rubbished his work and he ended up licensing his technologies to a few small Japanese
While there are benefits to higher global temperatures, they are vastly outweighed by the costs to human life.
Releasing delicate information with big black bars all over it has kept secrets safe for years - but not for much longer, maybe.
A group calling themselves The Avengers were a bit like the Yelp of buying acid online.
A hitherto unforeseen side effect of headsets like Google Glass could be Uri Geller-like powers.
Scientists have discovered a preserved mosquito like the one from that dinosaur film for the first time, but alas, dino-cloning will still be impossible.
Now that Silk Road has closed without any discernible damage to Bitcoin's value, maybe we can accept it's here to stay.