Theories that suggest men have a natural tendency towards autism have been supported by a major study exploring psychological sex differences.
Scientists say they have achieved a breakthrough in creating a new breed of computer which could do calculations that would take current supercomputers billions of years to carry out.
If you think you could create a jack-o’-lantern to rival an engineer at NASA, you might want to think again.
New York-based company Solgaard Design has launched a backpack made from recycled plastic recovered from oceans around the world.
Work by the Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing could help develop better tests for the early detection of cancer and other diseases, according to university experts.
A scientist who set out to spend three days sealed inside an airtight biodome to raise awareness of climate change has aborted the experiment 15 hours in, after CO2 levels became too high.
Noise pollution from cargo ships can stop the singing of male humpback whales, a study has suggested.
A scientist and YouTuber from Canada is sealing himself inside an airtight biodome for three days to raise awareness of climate change.
A new image of the cluster of stars making up the “pirate of the southern skies” has been revealed.
Experts have finally managed to shed a light on the origins of this ancient and mysterious golden relic which has baffled archaeologists for more than a century.
Living in a big city could cause people to switch off their “Stone Age nice instincts” and become more selfish with strangers, according to a new study.
World-leading scientists have warned Theresa May not to allow Brexit to create new barriers to collaboration across Europe.
A British-built spacecraft has started a seven-year journey to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun.
Researchers have found a new way to try to understand the decline in the honeybee population using a network of connected smart hives.
A giant inflatable sculpture of E.coli has been installed in a museum as the showpiece of its new exhibition on bacteria.
Speaking from beyond the grave, Professor Stephen Hawking has told a new generation growing up in an increasingly insular world: “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
New treatments for myopia may be in sight after a study of genes involved in visual impairment.
Medicines commonly prescribed to cut people’s risk of having a heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, analysis of hundreds of scientific studies has suggested.
Shards of ice 15 metres (50ft) high could exist on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, posing a threat to landing probes, scientists say.
Officials at the world’s largest particle accelerator have suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation of his “highly offensive” presentation on gender issues that raised new concerns about sexism in science.
Helping the Scottish science sector cope with Brexit is one of the tasks facing the government’s new chief scientific adviser for environment, natural resources and agriculture, ministers have said.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) took to Twitter to celebrate as two rovers caught photos on the surface of an asteroid called Ryugu.
Eliminating so-called “zombie” cells in the brain has been shown to reduce cognitive decline in mice.
Soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than their bodies could be used to monitor fragile coral reefs, say scientists.
Sometimes the best things come in small packages – and this appears to be true for mammals, according to new research.
Britain was formed by the collision of three ancient continents, new research suggests.
Fossilised plastic preserved in rocks will remain as a stark reminder of our polluting age for millions of years to come, an expert has said.
New homes are being sought for eight apple tree saplings grown from seeds blasted into space with British astronaut Tim Peake.
A “world-class” £5 million structural biology centre housing a cutting-edge electron microscope has opened in Glasgow.
Many patients with healthcare associated infections (HAIs) like MRSA have reported feeling “like a leper” or “dirty” after being diagnosed, according to a new study.