US & Canada

US prepares for first total eclipse in a century

It will start in Oregon and end in North Carolina, bathing cities in darkness across the aptly named 'path of totality'.

Middle East

Rights groups question Palestine's electronic crime law

Anyone found guilty of acts online that disturb 'social harmony' faces up to 15 years of hard labour under the new law.

Rights groups question Palestine's electronic crime law

US & Canada

DNA experts identify 9/11 victim's remains nearly 16 years later

Almost 16 years on from the 9/11 attacks in the US, more than 1,000 victims still haven't been identified.

Asia

Thousands march for science across India

People across 25 cities join scientists in demanding more funding for research and promotion of scientific temper.

Thousands march for science across India

Science & Technology

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

Google fires engineer of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology.

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

US & Canada

Five years after NASA rover landed on Mars

It has been five years since NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed on the red planet. The mission is helping determine whether Mars has ever been or could be capable of sustaining life.

Science & Technology

Breakthrough made in repairing disease-causing genes

New laboratory research suggests scientists have made a big step towards preventing a list of inherited diseases.

Inside Story

Do advantages of microchipping workers outweigh risks?

Arrival of first US workers with microchip implants raises questions of potential risks to health, security and privacy.

US & Canada

US: Wisconsin company offers optional microchips for employees

Like something from a science-fiction novel, a US firm is offering to implant microchips in its employees.

US & Canada

Facebook halts experiment after chatbots create secret language

Facebook has abandoned an artificial intelligence experiment after two of its robots began talking to each other in their own language.

Face to Face

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: Inside the rivalry

Allies, rivals, partners: How two tech visionaries inspired the digital revolution and changed the lives of billions.

United States

Tesla launches its first affordable electric car - Model 3

Thousands of electric vehicle enthusiasts gathered at the Tesla car factory in California to see the unveiling of the company's latest vehicle.

Interactive

Helium production in the world

The United States, Qatar, and only a few other countries are producing the entire global supply of helium.

Helium production in the world

Science & Technology

One giant leap that changed mankind

The astronauts in Apollo 11 were the first humans that set foot on the Moon. This is how their journey changed humanity.

One giant leap that changed mankind

Asia

Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

Group of girls from war-torn country, whose US visas were twice rejected, win silver medal for 'courageous achievement'.