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We need a wider public conversation about the drones that will soon be widespread in urban areas, says innovation charity Nesta
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning its final set of daring orbits with breathtaking images of the Saturn system and rings
With the Trump administration stripping away firearms legislation, can citizen scientists and technologists rein in the excesses of US gun culture?
Taking on Flat Earthism can be a gamble, as Alfred Wallace discovered. Plus: snakes on ice, one weird trick to save pandas, and more...
Known as the father of modern art, Goya was struck by a mysterious illness in the 1790s. Now a doctor has diagnosed this as the rare condition Susac’s syndrome
One chemist has a new strategy to scan for life on other worlds: bypass organic chemistry in favour of any molecules too complicated to form spontaneously
The consent of the people will be needed if the machine learning revolution is to succeed, says Paul Marks
These are the first images of the planet taken as the Cassini spacecraft made the first of its 22 planned dives between its rings.
After a few chimpanzees started using moss to soak up water from a pond, the behaviour has spread. The pattern might tell us about how early human culture spread
Bitcoin is at a crossroads. One route will make it as easy to use as a debit card, the other ends in obscurity. Can its users agree on its future?
The most ambitious SETI project yet found nothing in its first data release, and a new approach suggests we might never make contact even if alien life is common
A new category of infrared sightings, nicknamed SPRITEs, could be showing us previously unseen phases in the lives and deaths of stars
If the finding from butchered mastodon bones stands up to scrutiny, it could change everything we thought we knew about the earliest humans in the Americas
The political turmoil and fast-tracking of big development projects is putting deforestation gains under threat
Growing older doesn't necessarily mean you'll get dementia. Cases are rising as more of us live longer, but the reasons are debated and you can fight back
Fishing for the endangered European eel is allowed only under strict rules. Clare Wilson joins the environmental officers patrolling the banks of the UK’s River Severn
A fluid-filled plastic bag can help extremely premature lambs to develop and grow – and will be used to support premature babies in three years’ time
Some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. The hunger hormone ghrelin may be why – and it may protect against Parkinson’s disease
The government is failing to designate marine protected areas off its coast as promised, says a parliamentary report
The space agencies just announced a bold plan to search for aliens on Jupiter’s icy moon through a joint American-European mission