Computer scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, developed the new technique that reads a person’s thermal signature (right).
The British government has released its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy and warns a major solar storm could trigger power cuts and bring travel disruption as GPS networks go down.
Researchers in Israel have revealed how ants use team work to carry large chunks of food. A carefully balanced system of leaders and lifters allows ants to coordinate their efforts.
A Google engineer in Japan has submitted a proposal to add icons for peanuts, kiwis and milk, among others, to the list of official emoji
Scientists at Brown University in Rhode Island have found the formula for an alloy that would melt at 4,126°C (7,460°F). They now hope to synthesise the material from hafnium, carbon and nitrogen.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History expert Dr Michael Vecchione suspects the eggs belong to local species Ommastrephes bartramii, also known as the red flying squid.
Rachel Feltman from the Washington Post explains exactly what is happening on the cellular level as she gets inked, including why tattoos are permanent, what the ink is made of and why they fade.
A report suggests China wants to exert influence over every part of the tech industry and web in china, from social media to semi-conductors.
A Bournemouth-based chemistry teacher explains bacteria and yeast dwelling in dog hair are mostly responsible for the nasty odour.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York used computer models to simulate how strands of molecules like RNA may have first emerged on the early Earth (illustrated).