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The trial of a new drug on mice was successful in blocking the gut from absorbing fat.
With 2.3 billion people denied access to basic sanitation, and aging sewers not fit for purpose, could there be another way of handling human feces?
Lithium-ion batteries power everything from smartphones and laptops to electric cars and e-cigarettes. But, with lithium close to breaking point, researchers are scrambling for the next battery breakthrough.
Water hiding 1.6km below Mars' south pole will be hard to reach. But when we do, we may finally find out if there's life on the planet.
Complaints reportedly received from warehouse workers during Prime Day included stomach cramps, lack of access to water and time to visit the bathroom, sprains and musculoskeletal injuries.
In the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO world heritage site, parched earth has uncovered a mysterious, previously unknown 200m diameter henge.
Graphic designer Matt Bonner had never designed an inflatable before. Armed with £29,000 and very little time, he set about creating a blimp Baby Trump.
How do you rescue 12 boys and their football coach from deep inside a Thai cave? With drones, pumps and 20-year-old DIY radios.
Multi-million dollar projects to eke out an advantage in processing power aren't really about science, they're an exercise in soft power.
If big tech companies are going to use Wikipedia as a resource, they should be willing to pay, says the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
This is the inside story of a landmark legal battle that could fundamentally change not only Uber, but the entire gig economy.
AVIO's Vega C rocket will be ready for its maiden voyage next year. When it blasts off it will produce an average of 4,500kN of thrust.
Microsoft hopes its experimental Project Natick off the coast of the Orkneys can help limit the internet's huge environmental impact.
Loot boxes and similar mechanisms have been defended as essential for modern games to break even. But their impact on players tells a different story.
Investors in adhesive wonder material Sugru are losing most of their money after the crowdfunded startup failed to scale. So what went wrong?
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Powered trousers, electrified chainmail and artificial muscles inspired by octopuses are on the brink of creating a mobility revolution.
Sophia the robot was given the gift of legal personhood. Her reward? An eternity working in marketing.
Three startups are racing to create the next generation of supersonic planes — and they're set to go faster than ever before.