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.
This time two weeks ago, I was sitting in a rather delightful beach bar on the south coast of Sri Lanka with a bunch of chaps who were very generous with the beers.
With the popularity of shark fin soup in Asia, shark populations all over the globe are being threatened with slow extinction.
For decades, scientists have been under the impression that the remains of Paranthropus boisei, a human from 2.3 to 1.2 million year ago, subsisted primarily on nuts mostly because of his hearty jaw and flat molar teeth.
Well, it's certainly annoying when your wristwatch doesn't keep perfect time. But there's a solution - yes, the world's smallest atomic clock is now available commercially, for only $1,500.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have created the world's smallest data memory, storing quantum information in a single atom.
Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in creating correlated quantum twin atoms using ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates.
Scientists have applauded a decision by the US Federal Court of Appeals to overturn an August 2010 ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
People who think they can multitask by concentrating on their television as well as their PC are fooling themselves, new research finds.
The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex - responsible for all conscious thought - is largely determined by mutations in a single gene.
Leading medical scientists say they are appalled by a ruling from a French judge that they say threatens the development of embryonic stem cell-based therapies.
Um... what? Sorry. Now I know there was something I was going to tell you... Got it.
Concussion can be notoriously difficult to detect - but a new radar-based method has been developed that can quickly screen individuals including athletes and soldiers on a battlefield.
A theoretical physicist has presented research that shows bacteria might transmit electromagnetic signals to produce species-specific wavelengths.
Despite all the grumbling at the time, European aviation authorities were justified in grounding planes following the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano last year, new research shows.
Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the heaviest antimatter ever found.