Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: why the Greek crisis hasn't gone away and lessons from history on inequality.
Professor Masahiro Mori's “uncanny valley” theory suggests that if a robot resembles us, we are inclined to consider its presence in the same way as we would that of a human being.
At F8, Facebook has revealed more details about their plans for brain-computer interfaces that allow users to type using thoughts alone, as well as a concept allowing people to hear throu...
Driverless cars are controlled by two approaches deep learning or formal logic, but both methods need work to ensure driverless cars are as safe as possible.
According to most available data, the next 20 years will involve rapid automation of manual labor and customer service jobs.
The telegraph, the internet, and the smartphone reshaped the world for every generation that witnessed them. What if similar inventions show up twice a decade?
A Swedish company has started implanting microchips under its employees' skin.
Professor J. Bradford DeLong on whether the US Treasury Secretary should be focusing on the rise of robots.
A tower and robot vehicle duo can accurately create 3D models of plants and collect data on both regions of crops and individual plants.
Creating a sharing economy in space could help us identify and counter some of the biggest threats to our planet.
Computer scientists at Nanyang Technological University are working on an algorithm that can reduce traffic jams through intelligent routing.
A new technique in the very early stages of development could revolutionize our approach to a number of diseases.
How can we counter the growing gulf between the connected and disconnected, the technologically empowered and disempowered?
The volume of the human brain increased to be about three and a half times larger than our Australopithecus ancestors 3 million years ago.
Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model.