Red Bull has pulled out of a plan to help adventurer Felix Baumgartner carry out a record-breaking parachute jump from the stratosphere.
Interactive gaming can be seriously bad for your health, according to researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A new bicycle to be unveiled in London next week boasts the ultimate deterrents for aggressive motorists and thieves: a flame-thrower and an ejector seat.
The winners of this year's Ig Nobel awards have been announced, demonstrating once again that the public is much more interested in fornicating fruit bats than cures for cancer.
A strung out Internet addict has been beaten to death at a boot camp for troubled youths in China.
Now, here's a nice little wheeze. You want to make a fabulously generous offer as part of a marketing push, but you don't want to have to give any money away for at least another eighteen years.
We'd love to see him with his underpants on the outside of his jeans, but Mark Zuckerberg is no Superman.
Aliens have been buzzing around missile bases and deactivating nuclear weapons, according to a group of six Air Force officers and a UFO researcher.
It's not been a good week for Netflix, despite the successful launch of its streaming video service in Canada.
In a shameless but nonetheless very entertaining stunt, carrier pigeons have beaten British rural broadband in a 120 kilometer race.
What are you doing now, at the same time as reading this article? Be honest, now - because security firm PC Tools has done a survey, and says lots of you like to get jiggy while online.
The Israeli government has bought the @Israel Twitter account from the owner of a pornographic website.
Can't find a pair of skinny jeans that's tight enough? Look no further. A British team has developed a fabric that can simply be sprayed onto the body.
With the bolting horse heading over the horizon, web hosting company Rackspace has locked the stable door and refused to host the website of the Dove World Outreach Center.
Ironically, by disputing God, Hawking may get us all killed by God.
In the Greek legend, Narcissus loved gazing at his own reflection. Today, according to Canadian psychologists, he'd be more likely to try and persuade others to look at him by posting constant status updates on Facebook.
When officials in Japanese resort Atami realised the town was no longer attracting as many honeymooners as before, the answer was simple - pull in virtual lovebirds instead.
With Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, and, well, the rest of the entire Internet, who needs a physical dictionary anymore? Apparently not enough people to actually make the next version of the Oxford English Dictionary go to the printers.
Social news site Reddit has rejected calls from parent company Conde Nast to stop carrying ads in favour of the legalization of cannabis, and has vowed to run them for free.
Foursquare works in conjunction with social networking services and allows users to "check in" at restaurants, stores, landmarks, movie theaters, etc, from their mobile phone. It taps into the phone's built-in location data and then broadcasts that information for the world to see.