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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.