At just a few hours old, babies can tell the difference between their native language and a foreign one, showing that they start learning to distinguish the sounds of speech while still in the womb.
More evidence has emerged that Australopithecus afarensis - generally known as Lucy - lived at least partially in the trees.
By showing that tiny particles injected into a liquid crystal medium behave in accordance with mathematical theorems, physicists at the University of Colorado Boulder say they've set the stage for a host of new materials with properties that don't exist in nature.
NASA's released a new, stunning self-portrait of the Curiosity Mars rover, stitched together from dozens of high-resolution images.
A mysterious 100-year-old Spanish globe appears to be an interactive teaching aid - 'perhaps the Wikipedia of its day', say researchers.
Massive earthquakes have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas, raising concerns that more could be on the way - in a region that has a population density similar to that of New York City.
Birds may be moved emotionally by their own music in the same way as we are by ours, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows.
The ambitious attempt to drill through two miles of ice to reach an Antarctic lake has been called off, following problems with the boiler used to heat water for drilling.
Erratic changes in the East African climate around two million years ago may have been the driving force behind human evolution, say researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
The press releases don't stop coming at this time of year; but they do change character slightly. And this year in particular, I'm hearing from a lot of hospitals and academics, and all they seem to want to do is scare me.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…swarm of ping pong balls?
Contact lenses were originally designed to correct poor vision, all while offering a viable alternative to huge coke-bottle glasses.
Volvo is likely one of the first companies that comes to mind when you think about automotive manufacturers with a history of adopting new safety technology.
An island that was present on international maps and Google Earth has been found not to exist by scientists aboard an Australian Marine National Facility research vessel in the Coral Sea off the North-eastern tip of Australia.
California's governor Jerry Brown says that today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality.
Microsoft wants to turn your living room into a virtual gaming machine.
A phenomenon will occur tonight that only happens once in a blue moon - literally.
A new study gives a lot more weight to the father when it comes to passing down genetic disorders to children.
The nuclear power plant disaster that occurred after Japan's extreme weather last year may have had an impact on the surrounding area.
Have you ever wanted to see what life is like for the average pet cat?