When they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral – but when they don’t, their real power is in putting the rest of us off
As a psychologist who's peered into the minds of psychopathic cheats and fallen victim to con artists, here's what to look out for, says Marc Swogger
Escarpia laminata lives on the sea floor, where food is plentiful and predators are absent – a perfect environment for longevity
President Trump wants to fund less research into diseases that affect poor countries, but an analysis suggests such research hugely benefits the US itself
The Human Support Robot makes its way into the real world, giving a paralyzed veteran extra independence.
A pair of sea-floor-dwelling eels found off the coast of West Africa have lopsided features that may help them operate as ‘sit-and-wait’ ambush predators
An algorithm trained on over one million online recipes can tell you what's in a dish and how to make it
Some students take ADHD drugs to improve their academic performance. A trial suggests Adderall can work in this way, but it’s largely due to the placebo effect
A UK advisory committee has decided that it isn’t cost effective to give boys a vaccine that wards off cancer, but that ignores the reality of teenagers’ sex lives
The giant floating laboratory is in the middle of a bit of a mid-life crisis.