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Edward Snowden: The 29-year-old former undercover CIA technical assistant, responsible for one of the biggest leaks about US government surveillance programmes, is hiding in a hotel in Hong Kong.  Photograph: AP/the Guardian

SIMON CARSWELL Edward Snowden was so concerned about being spied on that he lined the door of his hotel room with pillows to prevent eavesdropping and(...)

Research has found some cockroaches avoid traps baited with glucose to avoid poisoning. Photograph: Getty Images

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kit(...)

The killing of  Anwar al-Awlaki was the first, and only, publicly known case in which a US citizen was deliberately targeted for killing by drone strike. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S Viano/Reuters

The US government has formally acknowledged for the first time that it had killed four Americans, including militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, wh(...)

Rory McIlroy looking forward to Sawgrass. Chris Keane/Reuters

Rory McIlroy is hopeful he can put a poor finish at Quail Hollow behind him and take the positives into this week’s The Players’ Championship (...)

Derek Ernst hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph:  Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

Rookie Derek Ernst parred the first hole of a sudden-death playoff last night to beat Briton David Lynn and win the Wells Fargo Championship at(...)

The structure of DNA was a discovery but one based on practical chemistry

It must be a wonderful thing to discover something so important that the date it occurred becomes an annual day of celebration marked on a cale(...)

Moments after the first explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, smoke is seen in the background where a second explosion occurred. Photograph: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe

President Barack Obama said the full resources of the federal government are being mobilised to investigate the deadly explosions today in Boston a(...)

Michael Taylor When an X6 is too big and an X3 just isnt’ stylish enough, BMW will soon have the X4. BMW is about to unveil its nex(...)

A US Marine Corps handout photo from 2010  shows marines blowing a hole in a fence during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Photograph: Reuters

A mortar explosion at a US army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured eight other servi(...)

Brendan O'Driscoll co-founder of Soundwave, pitches at SXSW in Austin Texas.

It’s a gruelling experience. The business people, mostly young founders of companies not accustomed to Dragon (...)

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