Men likelier to fall for Facebook scams

Men are mugs when it comes to Facebook, it seems, engaging in far riskier behaviour and making themselves much more vulnerable to data theft.

Public keen on geoengineering research

Most people believe that it's worth investing in geoengineering research, a new study has found.

Asteroids less threat to Earth than thought

Good news: we're not likely to get wiped out in the same way as the dinosaurs, at least not any time soon.

Internet 'as important as food and shelter'

A third of college college students and young professionals around the world consider the internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter, according to a survey from Cisco.

It's official: Facebook makes you take drugs

Everybody knows that if two things are associated, one must cause the other. Clouds lead to rain, eating dinner makes it get dark outside... oh, hang on.

Cybercrime costs soared in past year

After a rather eventful year that's seen many massive cyberattacks, a new survey of cybercrime costs has concluded that businesses and governments are shelling out 56 percent more to clean up than a year ago.

IT support scam hits millions of users

An astonishing one in seven computer users may have received phone calls from scammers posing as support engineers, Microsoft is warning.

Men lie about sex; companies lie about cybercrime

Cybercrime estimates are wildly misleading for the same reasons as surveys of mens' number of sexual partners, a Microsoft Research paper says.

Dark energy fuels universe's expansion

After a five-year survey of 200,000 galaxies, astronomers believe they've confirmed that dark energy is driving our universe apart at an ever-accelerating rate.

Team creates largest-ever 3D map of early universe

Scientists have created the biggest ever 3D map of the distant universe, using the light from 14,000 supermassive black holes, or quasars, at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away.

Waiting to upgrade? Just smash your current PC!

Waiting for a PC replacement or upgrade is apparently driving some employees to take (or consider taking) what can only be described as drastic measures.

Survey claims tablets used primarily for gaming

According to a recent survey by Google’s AdMob subsidiary, tablets are primarily used for gaming in the United States. Of the 1,400 tablet owners surveyed, 84% use them to play games. But will it be a lasting trend?

Half of used mobiles contain old owner's personal data

Cellphone users, at least in Britain, are happily handing over their personal information to complete strangers by failing to wipe their phones clean when they sell them.

Brits expect to vacation on moon by 2020

Just a generation ago, the British on vacation were happy as clams sitting on a rain-lashed Cornish beach with some fish-paste sandwiches and a thermos of tea.

Wifi much slower than fixed broadband

Wifi networks are 30 percent slower than fixed broadband connections, according to a new report, because of phyical barriers and interference from other devices.

Does your dog have more Facebook friends than you?

An - admittedly small - survey of 407 Facebook-using dog owners has revealed that many dogs have more Facebook friends than you or me.

Canadians more likely than Americans to believe in global warming

A new survey - the first explicitly to compare US and Canadian attitudes to climate change - has found that Canadians are vastly more likely to believe in global warming.

Gamers think they're better drivers - but they're not

Video gamers make rubbish drivers, according to a study by Continental Tyres - though they think they're the bee's knees.

Casual Twitter users drifting away

While big Twitter fans are spending more time on on the site, many US users are abandoning it or using it increasingly rarely.

Jane is... in the john

Over a quarter of Facebook users admit to making status updates while they're in the bathroom, making location-based services look distinctly less appealing.