A Japanese researcher who was found to have plagiarised and fabricated parts of her stem cell research has failed to replicate her published results.
The world of science is filled with interesting, quirky and downright strange discoveries. Sarah Wild chooses some of this year's highlights.
Over the next few weeks, Arthur Goldstuck chooses his gadgets of the year, from smartphones to tablets to cars to toys.
Scientists and engineers are trying to determine the technological cost of predicting what the world will look like in 2020.
Watson, the technology company's cognitive showpiece, is bringing artificial intelligence into the kitchen by conjuring up recipes.
ITU members have achieved approval for G.Fast, a broadband standard designed to offer speeds of up to 1GB per second over standard telephone wires.
The first phase of the mammoth scientific project is tipped to cost almost €2bn, but experts say this figure is an extreme worst-case scenario.
Edgars unveiled its first Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Verssed W1 smartphone, and will be available in select retail outlets from December 15.
Sena Bacher highlights the GoPro Hero 4 Black, Neato BotVac 80, Beats Pill2 speaker, Furby Boom and Dell’s Tablet Keyboard Slim.
Drones have been getting a bad rap, but it is possible they can solve some of the world’s food and environmental problems, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
The country is spending substantially less in the research and development sector than other emerging economies.
Researchers believe a newly discovered galaxy is the solution to the mystery of missing stars.
The discovery of 55 Cancri e means ground-based telescopes could be used to find new "super-Earths".
Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.
Only 0.76% of GDP, R24-billion, was spent on the sector in the 2012-2013 financial year, substantially less than in other emerging countries.
The Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany says it is pleased to be part of a "light-house" project for science in Africa.
Women gamers are receiving harsh threats online for "poking deftly into the subculture's most sensitive nerve", writes Alistair Fairweather.
Rhodes University's Professor Tebello Nyokong wants to produce students who push the boundaries of innovation.
Foundation for Space Development plans to land a probe on the moon or put one into orbit around it and then project the images to Africa's classrooms.