Chrysler's CCV was a pioneer of the plastic age

In 1996, inspired by the Citroën 2CV, the American automaker created an injection-moulded dream car for the developing world. | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

Learning difficulties 'link to brain connections'

After scanning 479 children's brains, researchers found they were organised in multiple "hubs". | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

WHO Issues 'Highest Alert'

More than 50 countries, from sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America, are now reporting cases. | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Netflix’s first African series, Queen Sono, premieres

Queen Sono is about a South African spy who takes on corruption, terrorism and a Russian heiress. | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Coronavirus: Amazon removes overpriced goods and fake cures

The retail giant is removing fake cures and tackling unreasonable price hikes amid public concern. | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

The boss who put everyone on 70K

A tech boss introduced a $70,000 minimum salary for all his staff - by cutting his own wages. Five years, on he has no regrets. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Next stop, hydrogen-powered trains

As old diesel trains are phased out of rail networks around the world, the UK is about to test a new type of engine that could help to decarbonise railways – hydrogen-powered trains. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

YouTube 'not a public forum' with guaranteed free speech

First Amendment rights do not force YouTube to host or promote videos, a court rules. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

The truth about the ‘planned obsolescence’ of tech

It’s widely held that certain gadgets, cars and other tech have deliberately short lifespans, to make you shell out to replace them. What’s the reality? | Continue reading | 1 day ago

The night the world almost almost ended

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The world’s most unlikely solar farms

Solar energy has become so accessible that new farms are being switched on in the most unexpected places – including in the depths of the Alaskan winter. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked

Many law-enforcement agencies in the US use Clearview AI's facial-recognition technology. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

China prepares 100k ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

The hungry ducks could be sent to devour locusts that are devouring crops in Pakistan, experts say. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Docking gives Intelsat telecoms satellite new lease of life

A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Fume events: The toxic gases that may be harming aircrew and passengers

Toxic fumes overcame a pilot landing at Heathrow in January. There's evidence that such events are not rare. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Six-year-old girl arrested at Florida school

Police bodycam footage captured the moment a visibly distressed child was arrested at her school in Orlando. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Canary Wharf office sends 300 staff home amid coronavirus fears

London staff of the oil giant Chevron must work from home as a "precautionary measure". | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism

Monopoly's inventor, Elizabeth Magie, would have sent herself straight to jail if she’d lived to see just how influential today’s twisted version of her game turned out to be. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Why Monopoly Is Such a Bad Game

One of the best-selling board games of all time makes several cardinal sins of good design, which means it has attracted a great deal of ire over the years. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Tesla Autopilot crash driver 'was playing video game'

An Apple employee died after his semi-autonomous Tesla hit a concrete barrier. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Solari boards: The disappearing sound of airports

Inside airports, old-school departure boards are falling silent. Outside, it's a different story. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Pets 'go hungry' after smart feeder goes offline

The device, designed to schedule pets' food and control portions, appears to have been offline for seven days | Continue reading | 3 days ago

A Fish Inspired a Supercar

The sailfish can swim faster than a cheetah can run – and the secrets behind its speed inspired McLaren’s Frank Stephenson to create a new car. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Coronavirus: Britons returning from northern Italy told to self-isolate

Anyone returning from north of Pisa is being asked to self-isolate if they have flu-like symptoms. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

France rock riddle contest gives meaning to mysterious inscription

Two winners split a €2,000 prize for deciphering a riddle on a rock on a beach in western France. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Have We Murdered the Apostrophe?

Last year, the Apostrophe Protection Society was disbanded, having supposedly failed in its mission. But what is the correct use of the grammatical mark anyway, asks Helene Schumacher. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Coronavirus: Your rights as a traveller

The coronavirus has already become a nightmare for travellers and the tourism industry alike. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Why working from home might be less sustainable

Zero commute, no office energy consumption – working from home seems the most sustainable solution. But the answer to impact isn’t that simple. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

We know what lies at Earth's core

We can't journey to the centre of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there | Continue reading | 5 days ago

How fast food reveals secrets of the economy

From the Pizza Principle to the Waffle House Index, fast food can reveal surprising things about our behaviour and hidden changes in the market. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Can Germans’ right to switch off survive the digital age?

Germans take down time seriously, with an 11-hour uninterrupted break from work enshrined in law. Enter smartphones… | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

Researchers claim it could be used to kill some of the world's deadliest bacteria. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Are Rich People Heartless?

According to author Christopher Ryan, rich people have the tendency to distance themselves from people because of their wealth differential. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket to prove flat Earth

"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, wanted to launch himself into space to prove that the Earth was flat. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

A discovery at an ancient temple divides experts over possible links to the city's legendary founder. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications

The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

JP Morgan economists warn of 'catastrophic' climate change

Researchers say delaying climate change action risks "potentially catastrophic outcomes". | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The future of Japan's master artisans

As the nation ages, the number of Japan's deeply devoted craftspeople is dwindling – but some of the younger generation is carrying the torch in surprising ways. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Coronavirus: A misleading map went global

A British university says "an incorrect story... spiralled" from its research into the virus's spread. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The computer pioneer who built modern China

Isolated from the rest of the world, one woman pushed computing from a geeky obsession into a transformative industry. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia

The biggest animal on Earth is returning to waters where it was nearly driven to extinction. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

ISS World hack leaves thousands of employees offline

ISS World, a major facilities provider, has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

Larry Tesler was responsible for many of the innovations that made personal computing accessible. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

MGM hack exposes personal data of 10.6M guests

Celebrities including Justin Bieber were among those whose data was stolen, one report said. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Back To The Future is being rebooted – on stage, not on screen

Another movie would be like "selling your kids into prostitution", one of the film's creators says. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

The Wet'suwet'en conflict disrupting Canada's rail system

PM Justin Trudeau is under growing pressure to solve a conflict over a pipeline as trains sit idle. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

French ski resort uses helicopters to deliver snow for bare slopes

Helicopters deliver 50 tonnes of snow as mild weather impacts ski resorts in the Pyrenees. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Are we the most irresponsible generation

The World Health Organization says "radical change" is needed before it is too late | Continue reading | 9 days ago