‘If the pigs are barking like dogs they are happy’.  Scientists have developed facial recognition technology to assess pigs’ emotional states

Scientists have developed facial recognition technology to assess pigs’ emotional states based on facial look with a project to help improve animal we(...)

Alexandra Sabbe-Ferri: ‘The right to disconnect is reminding everyone that we ought to have a reasonable attitude to new technologies’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Should commuting hours count as part of the workday? The suggestion – sure to raise the hackles of employers everywhere – was made by university resea(...)

Christian Bale stars as John Connor in ‘Terminator Salvation’. A recent draft EU report suggested all robots should have an integrated “kill switch”

On January 15th 2015, the Future of Life Institute announced it had received $10 million in funding from world-famous technology entrepreneur Elon Mu(...)

 Ireland’s Kieran Marmion. Marmion is  said to be  a nickname from the Old French ‘marmion’, meaning ‘monkey’ or ‘brat’ – both good qualities in a scrum-half. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If your surname happens to be “Short”, it’s most likely that this was a simple description of one or more ancestors who bequeathed it to you. In which(...)

Prof Tony Killard: “We can’t be complacent and we intend to establish ourselves as the market leader in this field as quickly as possible.”
Breathtaking diagnostic technology

One of the main ways of diagnosing a wide range of diseases is with a blood test. It is a simple enough procedure, but one which many people, especia(...)