The spiral arms of a galaxy called NGC 1365 contain 60 per cent more oxygen than the space between, the most extreme variation seen in a galaxy like this
The world’s most famous human echolocator Daniel Kish wants to teach more people who are blind how to navigate with mouthclicks like he does
A programme that protects some US immigrants from deportation has reduced anxiety disorders in their children. But Donald Trump may scrap the scheme next week
Water on the planets nearest the TRAPPIST-1 star would be destroyed by UV radiation but it could survive on the cooler worlds in the habitable zone
Schools in the US and beyond are right to consider a later start time for teenage students given growing evidence about adolescent body clocks, says Russell Foster
Getting a bipedal robot to not fall on its face, much less walk, is a feat that no one has mastered. But roboticists are getting there.
A five-storey building has collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, following torrential monsoon rains that have also caused widespread floods
Acousticians have measured the mouth-clicks of expert echolocators, turning them into computer-generated signals.
Moving through sand or snow can be tricky for robots. A new one inspired by both bacteria and seeds can wiggle straight through without trouble
Two explosions and black smoke have been reported at the flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, which has lost power and backup generators it needs to keep volatile chemicals refrigerated