A Russian website is spying on thousands of people through the owners' computers.
Volvo is showing off its autonomous vehicles, which it claims could prevent car crashes
The South African government scrambles to thwart illegal killing and save what remains of its threatened rhino population
Doctors have used perfect replicas of childrens' hearts to uncover and repair hidden defects
Alan Turing, the man who pioneered computing, also forced the world to question what it means to be human
A dramatic study—and an equally dramatic video simulation—reveal a cataclysmic cosmic event
During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.
Silicone material moulded into microscopic slanted wedges grip glass, metal, wood and plastic in a similar way to gecko’s feetAspiring superheroes may soon be able to climb like Spider-Man thanks to scientists working with the US military who have developed a material which enables a human to ascend a vertical glass wall.The researchers, inspired by the sticky toes of geckos, created hand-sized silicone pads covered with tiny ridges that are capable of adhering to smooth surfaces.
An experiment testing people’s altruism in the face of electric shocks is clear on one thing: we are drawn to these little blasts
Look for wasted urban heat and you see it everywhere. Cities worldwide are finally starting to address this with collective methods to stay toasty
NASA has created a new, super high-resolution visualization of a year of CO2 swirling around in the atmosphere. The post Striking Animation Shows One Year of CO2 Swirling Through the Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.
Dan Winters There’s no way to anticipate the emotional impact of leaving your home planet. You look down at Earth and realize: You’re not on it. It’s breathtaking. It’s surreal. It’s a “we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto” kind of feeling.
The Green Climate Fund to help poor nations adapt to climate change may reach its initial target of $10 billion by this week's deadline
A Russian spacecraft is visiting satellites, raising fears it could be part of an anti-satellite programme – if it's not an inspection craft
The European Space Agency has announced that Philae has detected organic molecules on comet 67P – and there are many more scientific discoveries to come
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.
European comet lander Philae 'sniffed' organic molecules containing the carbon element that is the basis of life on Earth before its primary battery ran out and it shut down, German scientists said.
Boeing Co is working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to address quality and reliability issues with the sharply criticized $41 billion homeland missile defense system by adopting controls from space programs, a company official said.
A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there.
A new Toyota model could change the way Americans power their cars
A new study found that polar bears numbers have fallen by 40 percent as they struggle to feed themselves
One scientist is tagging hundreds of sharks in Florida in the hopes that their movements could help forecast extreme weather
Researchers at Google and Stanford University are teaching computers to recognize images well enough to write spot-on captions for them
A crowd at the Santa Barbara Zoo got a pleasant surprise when its latest star attraction, a baby giraffe, came out for a jaunt
A new ruling by the NTSB is rattling America's fledgling drone industry. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent. Jeff Pegues reports.
A pair of sort-of comets pose a puzzle for astronomers
Researchers gear up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. This is part of a broader effort to test therapies in West Africa.
Researchers have developed a sensor (no batteries required) that creates a barcode indicating the amount of pollutants and their whereabouts in water
A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.
An award-winning book on optical illusions explains the science of tricking your brain.