The history of science is usually portrayed as the history of male scientists. But women have also played crucial roles in science. We travel in time, from the world's first chemist more than 3,000 years ago to a 2018 physics Nobel laureate.
A harpoon designed to spear and capture space junk has been tested for the first time. The RemoveDebris mission is hoping to address the issue of debris in space left over by past rockets and other deployments, with 16,000 to 20,000 pieces being ...
Nasa's longest-running rover on Mars has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the planet. Opportunity was built to operate just three months, but ran from July 2003 to June 2018, continuing to send back vital information.
An IBM-made machine designed to win debates has lost out to a human champion debater from London, in a heated competition of man versus artificial intelligence. The tech firm's Project Debater is said to be the world's first AI system that can de...
The UK-built ExoMars robot that will set out to find evidence of life on Mars has been named after British scientist Rosalind Franklin.
Have you heard about the controversial new 'fake meat'? Scientists have discovered a way to grow cultured meat in a lab and it's said to revolutionise the meat industry! Would you try fake meat from a lab?
As part of the ICARUS project, animals are equipped with transmitters and observed from the ISS. The project could help monitor the spread of disease, climate change and natural disasters.
Jaguar Land Rover has developed a system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of driverless vehicles using lights.
A 15-year-old with a rare brain tumour is to undergo pioneering proton beam therapy at the UK's first dedicated treatment centre.
Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a super blood wolf moon.
Nasa releases time-lapse footage of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by humans. The movie was put together from photos taken on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as the spacecraft made its closest approach, but not sent back to ...
Samsung exhibits its robot trio - the Bot Care, Bot Retail and Bot Air - at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
A table tennis robot has gained attention on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Hyundai is hoping to save lives after natural disasters by designing a walking car that could help climb over tricky terrain to reach those in need. The South Korean automotive giant is calling its Elevate concept the first Ultimate Mobility Vehi...
The ice world known as Ultima Thule has been revealed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft and shows it as two objects joined together.
New gadgets go on show at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas ahead of the main Consumer Electronics Show that opens on January 8.
The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar seen in the early universe which has the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. Astronomers used data from the Nasa/European Space Agency telescope to find the ancient quasar, which ...
The technology on display at CES increasingly involves cars and other vehicles, with the gadget show becoming ever more diverse in the products showcased as a result.
Crowds gather to check out the latest consumer gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
CES, the biggest trade show in the technology calendar, has come to a close in Las Vegas after a week of flexible screens, robots, and driverless cars.
China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side. It's the first-ever soft landing on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth.
The eDor system has fold-out compartments attached to the inside of doors to allow delivery drivers to dispatch parcels securely.
Cool gadgets from CES 2019 - the world's largest technology trade show - where thousands of new devices and technologies are on display to the public for the first time.
Some of the worlds most innovative inventions and discoveries have come straight of out Africa! Here's a top five list of all the very best ones!
The most detailed image yet of a 40-billion-star neighbouring galaxy has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Triangulum Galaxy, located three million light years away from the Milky Way, is one of the most distant objects visible to ...
The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which is carrying a US military navigation satellite, blasts off from Florida's Cape Canaveral, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the United States.
Scientists at Cambridge University have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases like Jingle Bells on the piano by just moving its wrist.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel which he hopes could move people faster than subways.
On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
Two Nasa scientists celebrate their American spacecraft landing on Mars with a handshake that is out of this world. Nasa's $814 million two-year mission aims to shine new light on how the Red Planet was formed and its deep structure, by mapping it...
A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet if it survives the landing. The InSight probe is scheduled to arrive on Martian soil at around 8pm GMT on November 26.
A Chinese researcher claims to have helped to make the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientist He JianKui's work has not yet been independently verified or reviewed by other scientists. But if proven, it crosses a new frontier in medicine an...
Female fish at a zoo in Devon have been observed performing a rocking dance to attract males.
Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.
As the International Space Station celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the historic venture.
Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
Samsung has unveiled its first foldable phone, which the company called the "future of mobile display technology". The new device features a full touchscreen display which can be unfolded to reveal what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display,...
Researchers discovered a 'Dumbo' octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, when aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in Calfornia. The creature was spotted during the team's first dive of the expedition in the NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The European Southern Observatory has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.
Apple has unveiled a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop. The update is the first major revamp of the laptop since 2010 and includes Apple's high-resolution Retina Display for the first time.
Virgin Orbit reveals the first footage of its rocket LauncherOne. The rocket will be strapped to the bottom of a converted Virgin Atlantic plane and flown to 30,000 feet where its thrusters will engage taking it to outer space.
Research published in the journal Scientific Reports, by the University of Oxford, has shown that Caledonian crows can assemble tools from two or more non-functional components.
Uber is to raise fares in London to help drivers buy electric cars. A clean air fee of 15p per mile will be added to fares from early 2019.
A British-built spacecraft fitted with Star Trek-style "impulse engines" is on its way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
Hyundai reveals London's dirtiest driving route working and aims to help clean the air with their next generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO.
A British-built spacecraft is set to blast off from Earth bound for Mercury, the mysterious planet closest to the sun. BepiColombo, one of the most ambitious missions ever undertaken by the European Space Agency, will send two orbiters to explore...
What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.