A senator known for his opposition to unnecessary government spending has hit out at the National Science Foundation in a 73-page report.
Smile and the world smiles with you - but you might not get your girl. Yup, a team of Canadian scientists has confirmed what everybody knew - that we all tend to fall for the bad boys.
Electrical engineers at Duke University say certain unique man-made materials should improve wireless power transfer dramatically, allowing laptops, cell phones, or even cars to be charged without cables.
Scientists have successfully transmitted data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam - the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second.
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.