TOM EATON: A world where scientists march like politicians

Scientists might be the worst possible defenders of science because they are comfortable with uncertainty and are willing to admit what they don't know

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Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers

The technology could take about eight to 10 years to become usable by people with no disability, says Musk

7 days ago
The biggest time-suck at the office might be your computer

Slow, outdated computers and intermittent internet connections demoralise workers, a survey has revealed

8 days ago
The tough life of an Apple supplier

Expansion into new markets and products may require hardware unique to Apple’s needs that isn’t available from outside suppliers

9 days ago
Quarter of car travel in US will be driverless by 2030

A convergence of three trends -- ride sharing, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification -- will drive the shift

18 days ago
Debris shield 'floats away' during space walk

Cameras on the station tracked the debris shield bag as it sailed into the distance

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Scientists uncover world's largest dinosaur footprint

'They are bigger than anything that has been recorded anywhere in the world'

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Scientists develop 'electronic skin' that can feel

Graphene, which is just one atom thick, is strong, highly flexible, electrically conductive and transparent, making it ideal for gathering the sun's energy to ...

1 month ago
Scientists want Pluto restored to planet status

In a paper presented at an international planetary science conference at The Woodlands, Texas, the scientists explained that geological properties, such as ...

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1.6-billion year old fossil may be earliest plant, say scientists

Researchers on Tuesday described the tiny, multicellular fossils as two types of red algae, one thread-like and the other bulbous, that lived in a shallow ...

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Neanderthals ate woolly rhinoceros and mushrooms

'This study really gives us a glimpse of what was in a Neanderthal's medicine cabinet'

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China to send probe to the moon

The launch will involve new challenges for China in sample collection, taking off from the moon and high-speed reentry to the Earth's atmosphere

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On the road in San Francisco: A bus with no driver and no steering wheel

'In a test for reporters, one bus cruised a block-long circuit so consistently that it created a dirt track on the tarmac'

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Satellite dodges Mars moon

The acceleration was necessary to slightly shift MAVEN's orbit and steer the satellite clear of the Martian moon Phobos

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Oldest evidence of life on earth found

The researchers expressed confidence the fossils from northeastern Canada were formed by organisms, saying no non-biological explanation was plausible

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Seven 'earth like' planets which may support life discovered

'I think that we've made a crucial step towards finding if there is life out there'

2 months ago
New service lets you transfer money via Facebook messenger

TransferWise's chatbot enables customers to send money to friends and family to and from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe from Facebook ...

2 months ago
What tropical storm Dineo tells us about climate change

There’s been a southward shift in tropical cyclones in the region, and in particular the location of their landfall

2 months ago
Unearthed: Winston Churchill's essay on alien life

'With hundreds of thousands of nebulae, each containing thousands of millions of suns, the odds are enormous that there must be immense numbers which possess ...

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Gene editing to remove inherited disease now 'a realistic possibility'

Clinical trials for genome editing of the human germline could be permitted

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