Self-driving vehicles cause higher stress levels to passengers than regular cars: study

Traveling in vehicles with self-driving technology is experienced as more stressful by passengers than journeys with regular cars, a study published by the Kempten University of Applied Sciences finds.

Facebook under pressure as US, EU urge probes of data practices

British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the U.K.-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona.

WATCH | Robot avatar Walk-Man debuts slimmer, quicker physique

A new and improved version of the humanoid robot Walk-Man is tested as a robotic avatar for supporting emergency response teams.

Chinese scientists create gas detector as sensitive as dog’s sniffer

A team of Chinese scientists has used graphene to create an artificial gas detector that is as good as a dog's nose.

Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer

Twitter Inc appointed Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer on Thursday, according to an update on the social media company’s website.
A U.S. study showed that permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic, previously thought to be temporarily shielded from global warming, will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century.

WATCH | I ain’t afraid of no Pokemon: Ghostbusters goes AR

Visitors to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week try out a demo of augmented reality (AR) game Ghostbusters World, due for release this...

Nothing was around before origin of universe — Stephen Hawking

While it is a commonly known theory that the so-called Big Bang brought about the universe billions of years ago and is still shaping it now, what has intrigued scientists more seems to be what was there before the "explosion" when there was supposed to be nothing.

Porsche could build flying taxis, says sales chief

Volkswagen’s sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services.


WATCH | Viruses are falling from the sky – in their billions

Millions of types of virus and bacteria, including deadly varieties, are being swept up into the atmosphere in small particles from soil-dust and sea spray and being transported to other parts of the globe, according to new research.

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who conquered the stars, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.

Researchers identify over 500 genes related to intelligence

Some 538 genes that play a role in intellectual ability have been identified by a team of international researchers, according to a study.

Gun-related injuries drop during NRA conventions – study

Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine.

De Los Santos Med unveils affordable new cardiac cath lab facility

De Los Santos Medical Center, a subsidiary of the MVP Group of Companies under the banner of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI), recently...

Mars orbiter on precautionary standby mode: NASA

In response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode this week, according to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.