NATHAN MYHRVOLD: The Stephen Hawking I knew

'A side effect was that once you've worked with Stephen, it's pretty hard to feel sorry for yourself'

MARK BUCHANAN: A physics breakthrough that could change the world

'Even the hardest problems can succumb to persistent investigation, as two recent discoveries demonstrate'

LEONID BERSHIDSKY: How Facebook's radical move reshapes the media landscape

'Zuckerberg is prepared to see the time people spend on Facebook and other "measures of engagement" go down'

What a technophobe doctor shows about future of work

Stephen Carter asks if workers who cannot keep up with the internet should be left behind

Scientists win Nobel prize for detecting gravitational waves predicted by Einstein

The first detection of the waves created a scientific sensation when it was announced early last year and the teams involved in the discovery had been widely ...

World's first 'drone taxi' takes to the skies

The flying taxi developed by German drone firm Volocopter resembles a small, two-seater helicopter cabin topped by a wide hoop studded with 18 propellers

PETER APPS: Robots going to war is no longer science fiction

'Already, drones are able to fly themselves independently so they can stay airborne if they lose touch with human pilots. Soon they may be able to make their ...

Apple unleashes three new iPhones. Are they the business?

'In an embarrassing moment for Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi, the face ID unlocking did not work on his first attempt during the on-stage ...

Apple about to launch 'iPhone X'. This is what it can do

'It’s an all-new look that drops the bezels around the display. Almost the entire front of the phone will be screen'

New five ton dinosaur found in Southern Africa

The five-ton long-necked herbivore lived in the Cretaceous period when Madagascar and Antarctica split off from southern Africa

MEGAN MCARDLE: The terrifying power of Internet shaming

'What the internet changed is the scale of the disasters, and the number of people who are vulnerable to them, and the cold implacable permanence of the ...

MARK BUCHANAN: How technology has taken us to a profound moment in history

'What if technology becomes so complex and starts evolving so rapidly that humans can’t imagine the consequences of some new action?'

Homo Naledi diet was different to other hominins, says researcher

'The back teeth are the most fractured, with more than half having at least one chip and many having multiple small chips'

One trillion ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica

'The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is difficult to predict'

BITCOIN DIARY: Day one and I'm down 10 percent ... er, make that 20

* Lance Boyle is a pseudonym. Get over it. The first day of the portfolio:Okay, so the first day was grim. Starting off with capital of R2.5m, I'm down ...

10 years on: How the iPhone changed the world

Thirty-four billion kilograms of rock have been mined for the minerals used in making iPhones over the last 10 years

Scientists baffled by 'Invasion of the Pyrosomes'

Pyrosomes have rarely if ever been seen along the U.S. West Coast until 2012, when first spotted in California waters

India sends 31 satellites into space

The rocket is carrying satellites from India and 14 other countries, including Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia

Discovered: 219 new planets, 10 the same size and temperature as earth

'It’s like finding what we thought was a single species of animal is really two different things'

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