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Parents panic over teenagers’ online reputations
A new survey shows that nearly three quarters of parents are deeply concerned about how their children are viewed on the internet. Is “online reputation” worth worrying about in the digital age?
Journalist learns African language in 22 hours
A new website combines modern science and ancient techniques to pack vast amounts of information into your brain. But in the age of the internet, does memory really still matter?
Songbirds found using secret code to spot invaders
An Australian scientist has discovered an extraordinary evolutionary trick. Superb fairy-wrens, victimised by parasitic cuckoos, have learnt to defend themselves using secret passwords.
Robot brain dream could be real within decade
Scientists in Switzerland are working on a ‘fantastic new scientific instrument’: a working virtual simulation of a human brain. The consequences of success might stretch the limits of...