Classical statue of athlete to go on display in Croatia

An ancient bronze statue of the Greek athlete Apoxyomenos is soon to go on display at the Fritzi Palace in Mali Losinj in Croatia.

Assassins’s Creed and The Walking Dead arrive on phones

Assassin’s Creed and The Walking Dead are just two of a few successful games which are making the jump from consoles to smartphones and bringing delight to casual gamers on the go. 

New science suggests children catch obesity at birth from mum or dad

Expectant mothers are encouraged to switch to a healthy diet and stop smoking, but scientific studies are showing by then it may be too late: the parents' pre-pregnancy lifestyles, even including...

Infographic reveals what happens in one single second on the Internet

How many posts per second do users "like" on Facebook? How many hours worth of YouTube videos do people watch worldwide?

Fast-rising Telegram eclipses 100 million messaging users

The cloud-based messaging industry is gaining another competitor as Telegram eclipses the 100-million-user mark and continues to grow. 

One drop of blood will reveal all in "labs on a chip"

At first glance, the disposable chip does not look like an up-and-coming high-tech device, but the little, clear plastic square, developed at the University of Kiel, Germany, is brimming with...

Powder-mix food has all the needed nutrients, but where's the fun?

Compleat is a powder containing a blend of key nutrients: Just add water for a drinkable dinner, says nu3, the company which developed the new, space-age substitute for solid food.

BMW i8 is world's best-selling hybrid sports-car

BMW's attention-grabbing i8 is the world's top-selling hybrid sports car, says the Munich maker, with 5,456 of the i8 sold globally last year.

Microsoft aims for entry-level business users with new Lumia 650

After releasing the fairly high-priced Lumia 950 and 950XL, Microsoft has now set its sights on entry-level business users by adding the mid-range Lumia 650 to its Windows 10 smartphone lineup....

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones

A stronger battery and expandable memory distinguish Samsung's new top smartphone models, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Visually, the two smartphones showcased at the recent Mobile World Congress in...

7,000-year-old settlement found in Arab part of Jerusalem

People lived in the area of today's Jerusalem as early as 7,000 years ago, an excavation in the Arab part of the city shows. 

New Apple app lets budding composers preserve instant song ideas

A new iOS app from Apple allows tyro songwriters and composers to capture and organize guitar riffs and other new musical ideas. The free app called Music Memos records voices and instruments in...

Firefox adds push notifications for closed websites

Push notifications are a familiar sight to most smartphone users, allowing apps to alert them in the screensaver about events, news, alerts, status updates or other information.

65 years ago, a dying woman's cells became immortal

In early 1951, a poor black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks went to a hospital in the US city of Baltimore with acute abdominal pain. She would die eight months later of cervical cancer, aged...

Toy robots and superpiano: Vienna Technical Museum goes online

Toy robots, antique guns from the Austro-Hungarian imperial armoury, cameras, model ships, musical instruments