Hawking's successor honoured in one of new series of valuable prizes sponsored by tech billionaires
Mars One lander mission will provide information ahead of human settlers' planned landing on one-way ticket
As Mars One teams up with Lockheed Martin to send an unmmaned spacecraft to the red planet in 2018, CEO Bas Lansdorp answers questions about the challenges of the mission
Silicon Valley hosts lavish ceremony for Breakthrough prize that aims to give scientists celebrity status and inspire interest in life's 'big questions'
Paula Cocozza: Tech workers in San Francisco reportedly take exception to the name, but they may be in the minority. Perhaps, as we have all become more technologically proficient, it's a redundant word anyway
Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth
At-home genetic testing kits still for sale on company website while FDA questions claims made by marketing material
In 2011 Ferran Adrià closed his globally famous restaurant. He has turned it into a food research institute which includes Bullipedia, a project to map all foods and their ingredients
Revelations show transatlantic intelligence pact started in second world war is expanding beyond states' ability to control it
Space garb isn't as sexy as Sandra Bullock's in Gravity, and real-life spacewalk dangers can be even worse, says astronaut Major Tim Peake
The university city is a hub of innovation with over 1,500 science- and technology-based companies in the area, attracting global interest. How did this phenomenon come about?
Dean Burnett: There are many IQ tests available for free online, but do they tell us anything useful?
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik lets his inner child go wild and has a go with home experiments for children
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Agency is 'concerned about the public health consequences of inaccurate results from the PGS device'