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Our understanding of empathy is pretty limited, but many figures are calling for change. Corporate culture is beginning to recognise the need to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
Between 10 and 30 per cent of British university students have taken pills such as Modafinil and Ritalin to improve their memory and heighten their concentration.
China's rapid industrialisation has not been accompanied by a respect for the natural environment - but, as pollution problems become so severe that they can no longer be ignored, engineers are beginning to dream up ambitious solutions to problems created by ambitious modernity.
An Oxfordshire-based company has developed hi-tech scanners which can rapidly analyse the chemical make-up of liquids inside containers.
"A few bored students gave themselves an unpleasant tingle, but most preferred to sit around instead." Snappy or what?
An Israeli start-up backed by predictive-keyboard-pioneer SwiftKey is offering hope for severely disabled individuals.
Women are vastly under-represented in engineering and little has been done about it. National Women in Engineering Day is one of many initiatives to counter this imbalance.
The extinction of any species makes for headline news, but none more so than the Neanderthals. The death of our hominid relatives tens of thousands of years ago instils a particularly morbid fear that we're about to share their fate.
A mysterious island has materialised in a methane lake on Saturn’s largest moon – only to vanish just weeks later.
Google just launched their prototype smartglasses in the UK, two years after they hit the US.