A new study shows that some dogs may learn words in ways similar to human children.
Twitter is involving users in the fight against misinformation.
As offshore oil and gas platforms come to the end of their working lives, the remarkable ecosystems beneath the waves come into their own.
This tech could be more practical than tokamaks.
There are 510 million km² of area on the Earth, but less than 30% of this is land. Here's the share countries make up of the Earth's surface.
Through a bee's eyes, blue flowers are more common than you'd think — and they could be used to monitor environmental health.
As it turns out, you are not just paying for the name but also the materials and the "time" of a master craftsman in every watch. (Except the reality is that much of it is made by a robot...so...
A decline in prey availability and warming of the Arctic are threatening the gentle giants.
People turned to unusual remedies to avoid catching the plague.
A rocket powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen and carrying a scientific observatory blasted off into space at 10:49 p.m., March 6,…
Opinion | Financial incentives to recycle spent electric vehicle batteries are eroding. That could spell environmental disaster.
The quirky, illustrative style favoured by startups has caused controversy within the design community
The discovery of a novel mosquito on Guantanamo Bay reveals how globalisation is threatening to unleash the next pandemic.
These weather events could even influence greenhouse gas emissions. Read on for more details.
Jennifer Freyd accused her father of sexual abuse. Her parents’ attempt to discredit her created a defense for countless sex offenders.
The most populous city in Africa is also one of its most vulnerable to inundation. To stay above water, everything from its architecture to its transport may have to change.
The promise of hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics have made cultivation of crops in controlled environments a growth industry.
A lot of the rich and famous achieve a huge amount on a few hours of sleep. Can the rest of us get in on that?
Why wear a mask that fits in your pocket when you can buy something 50 times more...
Children rarely get very ill from COVID-19. But there’s another reason to vaccinate them.
The widespread reported use of face masks combined with physical distancing increases the odds of SARS-CoV-2 transmission control. Self-reported mask-wearing increased separately from government...
Paleontologist discovered a specimen with its private parts unusually well-preserved.
Here’s a quick test. Which of these groups dream: adults, babies, dogs, people in comas, rats, books? Now rate your confidence in each of your answers. We suspect that you’ll be absolutely convince…
Scientists are scrambling to patch the cracks forming in the global marine weather monitoring system.
What’s the protocol for creating a healthy new human when you subtract Earth from the equation?
I want the Dunning-Kruger effect to be real. First described in a seminal 1999 paper by David Dunning and Justin Kruger, this effect has been the darling of journalists who want to explain why...
Last month we reported that a huge vertical farming operation near Copenhagen in Denmark recently completed its first harvest. That setup uses hydroponics, but the veggies grown in Vertical Field...
The world's largest animals are unusually good at taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first...
Using data from RNA-folding experiments, the researchers generated the first-ever data-driven movies of how RNA folds as it is made by cellular machinery. By watching their videos of this folding...
This is the story of a Wikipedia administrator gone mad with 80,000 boob pages — and an unhinged trial that would dictate the site’s NSFW future
In 2014 researchers at the MIT Media Lab designed an experiment called Moral Machine. The idea was to create a game-like platform that would crowdsource people’s decisions on how self-driving cars...
Trials in Finland and Canada proved that meat alternative burgers can be a huge fast food success. But logistics stand in the way of a wider rollout
This mythical looking dagger may have played a symbolic role in prehistoric Iberian society.
Exploitative materials have proliferated online since the beginning of the pandemic. This police unit in Kerala is leading the effort to catch groups that create such content.
The “effective altruism” movement thinks it has some answers
Children today are the very first generation of citizens to be datafied from before birth. The social and political consequences of this historical transformation have yet to be seen.
Why hype is creeping into scientific papers.
We see exceptional intelligence as a blessing. So why, asks Maggie Fergusson, are so many brilliant children miserable misfits?