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More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons. In the latest outcry over "killer robots", the letter warns that "a military AI [artificial intelligence] arms race is a bad idea"...
BBC Scotland has learned that carbon dating tests have pinpointed the origin of the site on the sea stack back to the 3rd or 4th Century. The original discovery by the University of Aberdeen team had been revealed in April.
A bug in the Android mobile operating system has been discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.The flaw can be exploited by sending a photo or video message to a person's smartphone, without any action by the receiver...
Google has revealed plans to sideline its social network Google+ by changing the way users log in to its products and services. It said it would no longer require users to sign up to Google+ to post comments to products such as YouTube.
A hunter paid a $55,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist has told the BBC.Allegations that a Spaniard was behind the killing were being investigated, Johnny Rodrigues said...
The tooth was found at Arago cave near the village of Tautavel, one of the world's most important prehistoric sites; it has been under excavation for about 50 years. The owner of the tooth - a very worn lower incisor - lived during a cold and dry period, according to scientists...
Called "iRights", its proposals include the right for young people to be able to easily edit or delete content they have created online. Baroness Shields, the UK's Minister for Internet Safety and Security, is backing the move...
Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement. Jamestown was the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America...
Get a glimpse of the turf of the fabled Fenway Park in this HD video captured by Iris, UrtheCast’s Ultra HD camera aboard the International Space Station.
Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement. Jamestown was the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America...
Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the man who paid $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the country's most famous lion was an American dentist. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) named the tourist as Walter Palmer from Minnesota and said he shot the animal with a crossbow and rifle...
The flaw can be exploited by sending a photo or video message to a person's smartphone, without any action by the receiver. Google said it had patched the problem, but millions of devices still need their software updating...
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons. In the latest outcry over "killer robots", the letter warns that "a military AI [artificial intelligence] arms race is a bad idea"...
Once thought to be terrifying, scaly lizards, it now seems dinosaurs were actually more like birds. But not everyone's ready to accept their new image, writes Mary Colwell...
The Washington Post has begun encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for cyberspies and hackers to monitor the stories users are reading. The US newspaper said it wanted users to "feel secure", adding that it was the "first major general news organisation" to make such a move...
The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, according to scientists working on the European Rosetta mission. The fridge-sized spacecraft, which landed on Comet 67P in November, last made contact on 9 July.
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.
Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there.
Frescoes at the house's entrance were also restored. Ash from a volcanic eruption buried Pompeii in AD79. Pompeii gives visitors an extraordinary insight into everyday life in ancient Rome because many buildings were protected from the elements under the thick blanket of ash from Mount Vesuvius...
She told police that Neal Falls, 45, had answered her online escort ad, but the encounter turned violent after he arrived at her West Virginia home. During a struggle, the woman got hold of Falls' gun and shot him...

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