New research gives crows something to crow about in the intelligence department.
The MeerLicht telescope will scour the skies to study transient celestial events. But its link to the MeerKAT radio telescope is what sets it apart.
After signing deals with major labels, including holdout Sony Music this month, Soundcloud is adding a subscription plan for consumers.
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will circle the planet and measure minute levels of atmospheric gases.
Tall men and thin women tend to be better educated, earn more and suffer less deprivation. And perceptions of health influence how we treat others.
The tiny Pantala flavescens dragonfly embarks on intercontinental flights – sometimes catching a ride on a cyclone – just to find a mate.
Because pig flesh is similar to that of humans, how their corpses decay on land and in the sea can help forensic pathologists.
From placebos and ‘kissing it better’ to hypnosis – a level-headed look at alternatives to prescription drugs
Editing embryos may end up saving lives, but what does it mean for the human gene pool?
There’s no grand plan and no reason why nature shouldn’t, like the rest of us, occasionally make terrible mistakes.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.
Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.
Astronomers investigating the alignment of rocks beyond Pluto have concluded that an undetected icy planet four times the size of Earth must exist.
The social media company seems to be mulling a massive increase in tweet length from the iconic 140 characters users have grown accustomed to.
Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.
Researchers who sequenced the genome of gut bacteria in the world's oldest natural mummy have cast doubt on theories about migration out of Africa.
It’s been a wild year in smartphones, with a vast range of new options spelling great confusion in consumer choice.
Google Africa recently paid for 35 journalists from various African countries, including South Africa, to explore Kenya using several apps.
The ambitious SKA super-telescope has sparked a burst of speed in locally developed computing, most recently with Skarab processing technology.