Late last year, Eli Lilly shared disappointing results of a late-stage clinical trial of its experimental drug ...

Billions spent, a 99% failure rate and no 'magic bullet'

Despite a 99 per cent failure rate and a recent setback, Alzheimer's researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments - and a boost in US federal money - to try to crack a deadly disease that has flummoxed them for decades.

Young power couple: Co-founder and chief executive of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, and supermodel Miranda Kerr got engaged ...

Snapchat parent kicks off $3.9b IPO

Snap, maker of Snapchat, has file documents for its sharemarket float, the first social media IPO since Twitter three years ago. It could turn its boss Evan Spiegel and supermodel fiancee Miranda Kerr into one of the world's richest young couples.

Patent filings for Amazon's flying warehouse

Amazon files patent for flying warehouse

Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.

The laundry robot was inspired by sci-fi classic "A Space Odyssey", which brought technology to prehistoric humans, its ...

Hate doing laundry? Meet the Laundroid

Hate doing laundry? This Laundroid doesn't only wash and dry garments, but also sort, fold and neatly arrange them. Now its Japanese inventor has won $71 million from investors including Panasonic, and is preparing to take the business public.