Plastics can now conduct electricity

The discovery of a new technique will make it possible to create a whole new collection of plastics with metallic and/or superconducting properties.  

Monkeys demonstrate self-awareness via computer game

Animal researchers used to assume that humans were the only animals that are aware of their own thought process. A new study in macaques by US based scientists demonstrates that some monkeys also have self-awareness.

The mystery of jumping fleas has been solved

For a long time scientists have been trying to figure out the physics behind the flea’s jumping ability. New research that was recently published has clarified the science of how fleas jump.

Simple marine worms distant relatives of humans

It appears that vertebrates have some distant relatives they didn’t previously know about. New research says that complex species such as humans and starfish are related to two species of lowly marine worms.

Medical researchers turning bacteria against themselves

Bacteria usually attack you with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria possess a way of protecting themselves from their own toxins.

New painkiller offers no side effects or addictive qualities

An astonishing new painkiller has been developed at Stony Brook University. It boasts no side effects or addictive qualities and could be ready for consumption within a year or two.

World's largest Rubik's Cube has 1539 pieces

Being touted as the world's largest cube puzzle, this behemoth is just about the most mind-bendingly challenging thing we've ever seen.

Nuclear blast site Chernobyl to open for tourists

For nearly 25 years, the Ukranian government has prohibited any non-authorized individual from visiting the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, due to radiation concerns that still exist. However, that's soon going to change.

Grow your own transplant - a possibility for men with diabetes

Men that have type 1 diabetes might be able to grow insulin-producing cells from their testicular tissue.

Shoe radar may help you find your way

Technology enthusiasts know that getting lost has almost become a thing of the past thanks to global positioning systems (GPS). But if GPS fails you, what can you do? A shoe-embedded radar system could soon be a useable backup option that may help you find your way.

Humans and sea sponges more alike than not

A surprised team of international scientists recently discovered that sea sponges - one of Earth's oldest life forms - share almost 70 percent of the same genes as human beings.

Scientists discover how sour works

Today, the day after Thanksgiving as you eat leftover cranberry sauce for breakfast, you might wonder why the sour taste is so strong.

Memory erasing drugs now in earliest stages

People who are haunted by visions of war and scenes of violence sometimes wish they could remove the bad memories from their minds. Medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University think that it may be possible someday.

Bill Nye the Science Guy collapses on stage, is ok now

Bill Nye, known by millions as "Bill Nye the Science Guy" for his award-winning PBS series of the same name, fainted in front of an audience at the University of Southern California, but managed to get back up if a bit dazed.

T. Rex had more than junk in its trunk

Paleontologists used to believe Tyrannosaurus Rex was a monstrous and slow scavenger. But now a Canadian researcher has hypothesized that the dinosaur was actually a very fast and efficient killing machine.

Bees help clarify nature, nurture debate

It seems as if bees are aiding scientists in their quests to solve the great mysteries of life. Recently bees have helped scientists gain more insight into the great nature-nurture debate.

NASA contractor used work computer for child porn

He doesn't have the same panache as the diaper-wearing crazy astronaut lady Lisa Nowak, but NASA worker Cecil Graham's offense is far worse.

Iran has robots: this means war

The Surena 2 walks, bows, and stands on one leg. Sarah Palin says, "You know who else can stand on one leg? Obama, that's who!"

Can a 3D movie cure arachnophobia? Director says yes

There's a new 3D movie in the works that sounds like it's not for the squeamish, except it is. It's designed to be so realistic that it can be an alternative to hypnotherapy treatments for arachnophobia patients.

No matter what it looks like, Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves

There's an earth-shattering new piece of research that just came out, which is guaranteed to have you looking at that Rubik's Cube on your desk with more determination than ever before.