Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and mainland China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Think of the Nobel prizes and you think of groundbreaking research bettering mankind, but the awards have also honored some quite unhumanitarian inventions such as chemical weapons, DDT and lobotomies.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tossed aside as outdated junk by some, old videogames such as Donkey Kong and Pac-Man are now getting a new lease of life in Tokyo's vibrant Akihabara district, as growing numbers of die-hard fans seek out vintage classics to relive their youth.
Britain will attempt to carry out its first womb transplants after a clinical trial enabling 10 women to undergo the procedure was approved, doctors said Wednesday.
It sounds like science fiction: unmanned drones carrying emergency medicine zooming above the rolling hills of Rwanda.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Scientists working to perfect a thought-controlled computer cursor said Monday they have achieved their best results yet, and are moving closer to creating a version that paralysis victims can use.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates on Saturday threw their weight behind the goal of bringing Internet access to everyone in the world by 2020.
Monday, September 21, 2015
At an ancient Hindu riverside festival, the millions hoping to cleanse themselves of sin are also unwittingly helping to create high-tech solutions in crowd control, disease outbreak and public security.
China on Sunday launched a new, smaller type of rocket from its "Long March" family, which will be primarily used for carrying satellites aloft, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space program.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
A powerful earthquake strikes off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Within seconds, radio transmissions, megaphones and smartphone apps blare warnings to the capital's 20 million people before the ground shakes.