We’re more than a decade into the alt-protein revolution. Will meatless beef ever replace the real thing?
You’ve been hoaxed.The hoax seems harmless enough. A few thousand AI researchers have claimed that computers can read and write…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly been angered by Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments about the social network and privacy, which has allegedly led to animosity between the two company chiefs.
Ireland was once a wilderness of temperate rainforest and pristine bogs, where large carnivores and other beasts roamed. What would it take to restore Ireland to a wilder state?
We’ve only seen a snapshot of all the earthquakes that have ever taken place. But amateur seismologists have come up with a promising new approach to predicting the future
Sooner or later a technology capable of wiping out human civilisation might be invented. How far would we go to stop it?
Why the finest minds in 1930s Europe believed that scientists must engage with citizens or risk losing their moral compass
The eruption at Mount Saint Helens was an event that changed volcanology, inspiring a team of scientists to create a foundation for a more prepared future.
In the 1950s, when physicists were racing to invent the first laser, they found that the rules of quantum mechanics restricted how pure the color of their light could be. Since then, physicists...
Melting icebergs from Antarctica are the key, according to a new study.
The new Swedish blood test is described as a breakthrough in Alzheimer's research.
Neural stem cells with the Neanderthal version of a key gene behave differently.
It’s called coastal darkening, and scientists are just beginning to explore it.
Researchers determined that the pachyderms fare just fine when they sail suspended from a helicopter.
The terms "national security" or "cyber-security" may be familiar – but what about "epistemic security"?
Beeple sold $3.5m of NFT art in December. His new Christie’s auction is already at $2m+ with 14 days to go.
Bright speck in space near Alpha Centauri A may be evidence of asteroids or dust – or a technical glitch
A passage between compartments According to an explorers duo: "We are two. Him and Her. A man and a woman, husband and wife. We are open and adventurous. We are not athletes and far from the...
Tens of thousands of large dams across the globe are reaching the end of their expected lifespans, leading to a dramatic rise in failures and collapses, a new UN study finds. These deteriorating...
A team of scientists has uncovered never-before-seen anatomy of an ancient fish that transforms their understanding of vertebrate evolution.
NASA will lose communication with the rover as it lands on the Martian surface for seven excruciating minutes. Here's what to expect on February 18.
Clubhouse is the hottest new social media app in tech. It is particularly popular in China, where it has suddenly emerged as a platform for free speech, which is why experts do not think the app...
Yellow fever kills some 15% of those infected. But barriers to vaccinating people in potential hotspots means scientists are turning to a surprising alternative: vaccinating monkeys.
Geoscientists have released a video that for the first time shows the uninterrupted movement of the Earth's tectonic plates over the past billion years.
Open letter to CEO asks why AT&T left DSL areas with shoddy Internet access.
Just over five years ago, I made the argument that the iPhone (and its smartphone cousins) were killing the camera business. I occasionally update the data that shows the widening gap. With 2020 in…
Dangle a dead whale in the ocean, and look what shows up.
Our climate models could be missing something big.
Increased use of analytics has opened club doors to a new and more diverse set of experts, including a teenager in Bangalore
In the last few decades, the World Wide Web, search engines, mass video broadcasting, social networks, and many other tools attributed to the so-called “attention economy” have fundamentally...
Sandworm-aligned group has breached US critical infrastructure a handful of times.
This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year’s most important technologies.
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The discovery of a novel mosquito on Guantanamo Bay reveals how globalisation is threatening to unleash the next pandemic.
Drug makers are increasingly turning to monoclonal antibodies to protect the millions of people who can't use vaccines. But questions swirl about their cost and long-term viability.