You wait ages for a new human species, and then two come along at once. Hard on the heels of the discovery of a new type of hominin in Siberia, an international team says it's found the closest yet type of australopithecine to modern humans.
The solar powered Impulse HB-SIA has successfully completed its maiden voyage over a picturesque Swiss airfield.
Russian and US physicists have finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40 percent heavier than lead.
A geologist has discovered a link between regular changes in the Earth's orbital cycle and changes in the climate.
A team of Japanese scientists have designed a robot that is reportedly capable of accurately laughing and smiling by mimicking human facial expressions.
The world's deepest drill is currently being prepped to pierce the Earth's enigmatic mantle.
Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have created an anomaly that could allow graphene to eventually replace silicon as the primary material in electronic devices.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory say they have broken one of the laws of nature.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) has created a bionic eye which it says could restore the sight of sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
The Large Hadron Collider is up and running, and has produced its first high-energy collisions.
Scientists have discovered your moral compass - and it's just behind your right ear. MIT researchers have found they can successfully alter people's moral judgments by disrupting a specific brain region.
Archaeologists have managed to painstakingly unearth a 3,500-year-old "Door to the Afterlife" that was originally placed in the tomb of an ancient high-ranking Egyptian official in Luxor.
The robot repertoire is pretty extensive these days, but there's been one notable omission - the ability to complain. But it's a fundamental feature of a new creation designed to help train dentists.
Australia... where men are men, the skies are huge, and T rex is a rather cute little thing.
Francisco Ayala, a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been awarded a £1 million prize for work of a spiritual nature.
Analysis of a tiny fossil has indicated that a third type of hominin may have lived alongside early humans and Neanderthals in central Asia 40,000 years ago.
Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity to run a wristwatch or wireless sensor - just from the ambient vibrations in the air.
European scientists have developed the first portable device that allows users to type merely by thinking.
Carbon-dating wines produced since the first atomic bomb tests can identify fake vintages, say chemists.
Cold fusion is widely regarded as being just about as practical a technology as a perpetual motion machine or the Philosopher's Stone.