Is it too late to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise?

TechKnow explores scientists' last-ditch conservation effort to save the world's smallest porpoise from extinction.

Inside Story

Can online content be policed?

YouTube accused of running ads next to inappropriate videos of children that attract many paedophiles.

Talk to Al Jazeera

When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics

Stephen Roberts discusses the threats and promises of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Social media

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Science & Technology

Ross 128 b: Nearby earth-like planet could support alien life

Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected outside the solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours.


Thousands convene in Doha for WISE education summit

Patrick Awuah wins conference's top prize as leading minds discuss fake news and education in a 'post-truth' world.

Thousands convene in Doha for WISE education summit


Dutch scientists close to 'breakthrough' method of growing crops

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger.


Six scientists in a pod: 17 days on a simulated space mission

Six scientists are spending the next 17 days locked inside a pod in the Russian capital, Moscow, in an experiment that tests the psychological effects of a mission into deep space.


Laika the space dog 60 years on

It has been 60 years since a Soviet dog named Laika became the first animal to orbit Earth.

US & Canada

Study reveals the rise of robot workforce

There are growing concerns that artificial intelligence and robotics will take more jobs away from people as they are further developed.

Science & Technology

ReStart Life aims to help US video game addicts

ReStart Life is the first treatment programme in the United States specifically targeting video game and internet addicts.


If we can't trust Kaspersky, should we trust Microsoft?

In the current environment of suspicion, what we need is a global convention on software safety.

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Car-makers struggle to attract millennial buyers

The world's top vehicle-makers are displaying their latest supercars and driving technology at the Tokyo Motor Show.


The 73-year-old taking on the tech giants

Occupational health lawyer Amanda Hawes talks toxic chemicals and their deadly cost for tech workers.

The 73-year-old taking on the tech giants

Science & Technology

World's fastest car in the making?

The Bloodhound Project team successfully tested their groundbreaking car and will eventually attempt to exceed a speed of 1600 kilometres per hour in South Africa.