Shell's announced that it's to go ahead with plans to build the world's largest floating object ever, a platform designed to exploit offshore natural gas fields.
Beware of buying 'legal highs' from the internet - many don't have the claimed ingredients, and some contain controlled subtances, analysis shows.
Farmers in China have been baffled by a rather peculiar problem: exploding watermelons.
For the first time ever, a man paralyzed from the chest down has walked unaided.
A pair of Australian robots have successfully created their own language from scratch and used it to communicate with one another.
In a documentary screened by the BBC this week, neuroscientists suggest that Apple fans see the company's products in much the same way as religious people perceive their sacred icons.
Large numbers of US hospitals are misleading patients about the so-called benefits of robotic surgery, with many making wholesale use of material provided by manufacturers.
If you thought McDonald’s was the only food capable of giving you artery busting bad health, think again.
Back in November, Cornell psychologist Daniel Bem published a study which appeared to show that extra-sensory perception (ESP) was a real phenomenon.
Some technologies have remained the same for centuries; others seem to change every five minutes. But how are researchers to know where it's worth investing time and money in looking for improvements?
A research team at the Vienna University of Technology says it's built a small, low-cost 3D printer that could soon make it into people's homes.
For many people, there's still a stigma associated with therapy, and soldiers are at least as vulnerable to this as anybody else.
Physicist Stephen Hawking has described the idea of heaven as a 'fairy story'.
Fifteen thousand people cheered as graduating senior Austin Whitney walked up to UC Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau on Saturday for the university's commencement ceremony.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, improving energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.
A team at Sweden's Luleå University of Technology have developed an electric wheelchair that can 'see' for its user.
Improvements in internet access are leading to an increase in prescription drug abuse, as people find it easier to access rogue pharmacies online.
Perusing the Google News headlines I came across the usual articles about mobile technology, websites, and apps, until I saw a headline that stood out: "Military dogs with titanium teeth take down Osama Bin Laden."
Researchers at Yale and the University of Texas say they've made a computer schizophrenic - causing it to claim responsibility for a terrorist incident.
Scientists have for the first time discovered a 'happiness gene', which works by regulating the transport of serotonin in the brain.