The age of 'artificial intimacy' is upon us. What does it mean for the way we love, have sex and build friendships?
There's not enough scholarly evidence to suggest game companies can control our minds or our wallets.
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It took just 5,000 years for large and well-organised groups of people to populate all corners of the continent.
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Internal waves can create pretty cloud shapes in the sky, as well as making life unpleasant for passengers on aeroplanes. And in the oceans they can be a deadly hazard to submarines.
Our research provides the first comprehensive picture of long-term trends in online diversity, drawing on a dataset that's four times as large as the original Hubble Space Telescope data.
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We now have a glimpse into where early Indigenous Australians likely travelled all those tens of thousands of years ago.
A plan to use swappable batteries in long-haul electric trucks highlights how freight is starting to move away from fossil fuels.
Marketing for robotic 'dogs' plays up their potential for good, but the debate about lethal autonomous weapons suggests public anxiety is warranted.
Apple's latest iPhone operating system lets you opt out of having your online habits tracked by the apps you use. That's a big part of Facebook's business model, but don't expect a privacy revolution.
Fibres that imitate the double helix of DNA can make artificial muscles more powerful than those found in nature.
Granting police access to Tinder users' information is problematic for many reasons (even if the intent is to keep people safe).
Some animals, such as California sea lions, have small brains relative to their body size, but are still impressively intelligent, showing brain evolution is even more complex than it appears.
Scientists still still don't fully understand how general anaesthesia affects the brain and body. A molecule found in bioluminescent stony coral may shed some light.
Rescuers have released photos of the submarine wreckage, found more than 800 metres deep. What happens now?
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Our team discovered clear changes in the distribution and strength of ocean eddies. These changes have never been detected before.
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The search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala faces huge uncertainties and a very tight deadline.
The Tasmanian tiger's superficial appearance was so similar to a wolf's that European colonisers assumed it was a threat and hunted it to extinction.
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So how accurate is the T. rex's running speed in that famous Jurassic Park jeep-chase scene?
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A type of structure called a 'scaffold' acts like a safety net for ants when they go foraging, preventing them from slipping on steep surfaces.
Astronomy has been hailed as one area of science making moves to promote gender equity. But new modelling suggests targets are still not being met, and more effort is needed to nurture womens' careers.