On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
Two Nasa scientists celebrate their American spacecraft landing on Mars with a handshake that is out of this world. Nasa's $814 million two-year mission aims to shine new light on how the Red Planet was formed and its deep structure, by mapping it...
A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet if it survives the landing. The InSight probe is scheduled to arrive on Martian soil at around 8pm GMT on November 26.
A Chinese researcher claims to have helped to make the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientist He JianKui's work has not yet been independently verified or reviewed by other scientists. But if proven, it crosses a new frontier in medicine an...
Female fish at a zoo in Devon have been observed performing a rocking dance to attract males.
Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.
As the International Space Station celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the historic venture.
Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
Samsung has unveiled its first foldable phone, which the company called the "future of mobile display technology". The new device features a full touchscreen display which can be unfolded to reveal what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display,...
Researchers discovered a 'Dumbo' octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, when aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in Calfornia. The creature was spotted during the team's first dive of the expedition in the NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The European Southern Observatory has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.
Apple has unveiled a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop. The update is the first major revamp of the laptop since 2010 and includes Apple's high-resolution Retina Display for the first time.
Virgin Orbit reveals the first footage of its rocket LauncherOne. The rocket will be strapped to the bottom of a converted Virgin Atlantic plane and flown to 30,000 feet where its thrusters will engage taking it to outer space.
Research published in the journal Scientific Reports, by the University of Oxford, has shown that Caledonian crows can assemble tools from two or more non-functional components.
Uber is to raise fares in London to help drivers buy electric cars. A clean air fee of 15p per mile will be added to fares from early 2019.
A British-built spacecraft fitted with Star Trek-style "impulse engines" is on its way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
Hyundai reveals London's dirtiest driving route working and aims to help clean the air with their next generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO.
A British-built spacecraft is set to blast off from Earth bound for Mercury, the mysterious planet closest to the sun. BepiColombo, one of the most ambitious missions ever undertaken by the European Space Agency, will send two orbiters to explore...
What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.
The Boston Dynamics' robot shows it's upgraded agility in this Parkour video.
Robot-humanoid Sophia meets Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman and impresses him with her knowledge of his country.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 boasts the world's first four-lens camera.
Dyson launched a new hair styling tool, the GBP400 Dyson Airwrap, which uses a V9 digital motor to create jets of air to style hair into curls, waves and smooth blow dries without the need for extreme heat.
Google has unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, as it looks to keep pace with Apple's iPhone. The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5in display and the XL with a 6.3-in screen. Google said the new devices were built around imp...
Pupils get 3D-printed STEM school dinners as the The Big Bang Fair visits St Helens Primary School in Canning Town. Offering Cauliflower cogs and geometric fish and chips, BBF is using technology to encourage younger children into STEM careers.
An inventor has taken a flight in an electric passenger drone. Filipino inventor Kyx Mendiola partnered with an Australian electric vehicle company to create the 16-rotor electric drone.
Canadian physicist Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the Physics Nobel Prize since 1963 for her discoveries in the field of laser physics. She joins the ranks of Marie Curie who won in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer who in 1963.
The world's first commuter train service using a prototype hydrogen-powered train is running in northern Germany. The Alstom-built Coradia iLint runs on tracks that have not been electrified and replaces some diesel-powered trains.
The first UK patient has received radiotherapy using a machine which could one day cure some cancers in a single treatment.
The first customers enter the Apple Store in Regent Street, central London, as the iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale in the UK, alongside the Apple Watch Series 4.
Amazon has unveiled a range of new Echo smart home devices and introduced a smart plug that enables users to control any power socket using their voice.
The University of Surrey's RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit - the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the week-long journey.
Soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than their bodies could be used to monitor fragile coral reefs, say scientists. Several of the robots, propelled by hydraulic-powered tentacles, have been tested squeezing through holes...
Nasa captures footage from the International Space Station of Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast of the United States.
Apple has unveiled the largest screen iPhone it has ever made, as part of a range of new product announcements.
Three new species of fish have been found living in the pitch-black waters of the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest parts of the ocean.
A British startup has released footage of the UK's first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, as it announced plans to have an air taxi service operating short-haul flights by 2022.
Ubiquity6 is still in its early stages, but the technology is right on time. As AR/VR finally pick up traction, we'll discuss with Midha how Ubiquity6 can have an impact.
Alan Stern has overseen ambitious projects from NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission to Moon Express's attempt at a privately developed lunar landing. Hear what's next for interplanetary exploration and commercialization from an aerospace veteran.
With the Roomba, iRobot gave the world the only truly mainstream home robot. CEO Colin Angle will discuss how the company plans to make the device an even more indispensable part of the smart home ecosystem.
Rigetti Computing wants to make quantum computing available to every developer. To do that, the well-funded startup is building its own quantum computers that will compete with those of its bigger competitors.
NASA Space Station captures views of Tropical Storm Gordon from 255 miles up as the storm churns over the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Footage from Nasa shows a minor eruption on the Sun surface. The event was captured in extreme ultraviolet light. At its peak, the plasma rises to heights that are several times the diameter of Earth.
A compilation of the best robots at the IFA tech show in Berlin. Thsi includes Neato's new D4 Connected and D6 Connected robot vacuum cleaners, LG's new CLOi SuitBot, which can be used in both a sitting and standing position and many more.
Check out the best gadgets from the first day of the IFA 2018 consumer electronics show in Berlin, which include Samsung's first 8K TV, a watch that shares tech with an e-reader, and an AI-powered robo-dog.
A coffee-making robot is the newest addition to Selfridges' Smartech store. Smartech has more than doubled in size going from 45 to 100 sq metres.