Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. The company released the number after The
The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster? The happiest man in the world
Jeb Bush: It's 'Intellectual Arrogance' To Agree With Scientists About Humans Driving Climate Change
WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that while he acknowledges "the climate is changing," he's not clear on the extent to which human activity may be causing
It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall
From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we
• Pew Research Center finds Christians down eight points to 70.6% since 2007 • Atheists, agnostics and ‘nothing in particular’ up from 16.1% to 22.8% The dominant Christian share of the American population
Space Do you have a great idea for how to make astronauts' lives on Mars more livable or efficient? NASA wants to hear about it — and may even pay you, if it's good enough. The agency has issued a challenge
Science News Few people can hope to achieve the feats of genius Albert Einstein, but now, there may at least be a way to write like the famous physicist, thanks to a font styled after his handwriting.
It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes. So when a Chinese team revealed last month
By Amelia Butterly Newsbeat reporter Prof Stephen Hawking says Zayn Malik could still be in One Direction - you just need to understand theoretical physics. Appearing at an event at the Sydney Opera House,
Prepare for a much drier future — or a much wetter one. Climate change is likely to bring significantly warmer temperatures across the entire United States. But what that means for rain and snowfall will
Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study
The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found. These molecules, which could be up to 170,000
Apple is partnering with an environmental nonprofit to purchase roughly 36,000 acres of private forestland, which will be sustainably harvested and used in Apple's packaging. The land — two tracts in and
A quantum quandary As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much
The book, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson," is a collaboration between IBM's Watson and the Institute of Culinary Education that goes on sale April 14. But this is far from an ordinary cookbook. This
Space April 10, 2015 / 10:26 PM GMT / Updated April 10, 2015 / 10:35 PM GMT / Source: NBC News By Alan Boyle When will humans get to Mars? What path should they take? And can we afford the trip? These
South Carolina police officer who shot fleeing black man 'looked like he was trying to kill a deer in the woods'
Michael Slager, a South Carolina policeman, has been charged with murder after killing Walter Scott as he ran away, but the father of the dead man say that the case would have been "swept under the rug"
Who's most worried about global warming in America? First, the not-so-bad news: 63 percent of Americans believe that, yes, global warming is happening. Now the groaner: Less than half think humans are
Om nom nom You can harden fiber-optic internet cabling against heat, ice, flooding, mold, and even crushing pressures. But apparently not monkeys. The cable's freshly extruded plastic casing is too damn
The Obama administration delighted environmental groups and the international community Tuesday with a pledge to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent by 2025 — a prelude