Malaria vaccine delivered through mosquito bites

A health charity supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found a new way to inoculate against malaria - using mosquito bites.

Physicians acting unprofessionally on Twitter, says report

Be wary of tweeting physicians, warns a new study, which says that many are behaving unprofessionally.

The science behind a kiss

Valentine’s Day. There’s one thing on everyone’s mind - kissing, of course. And it’s not just for us boy crazy girls or girl crazy boys, it’s for science. That's right, because in a new book called "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us," researchers explore the origins of kissing and how the practice of smooching has evolved over the centuries. 

Human DNA discovered in gonorrhea

Scientists have found their first evidence of gene transfer from humans to bacteria  - and, guess what, it's gonorrhea that's the lucky recipient.

World's store of data calculated

A University of Southern California scientist says he's worked out just how much information is being stored by the human race - and there's an awful lot of it. Two hundred and ninety-five exabytes, to be precise.

Los Angeles basin at risk of major quake

More great news for Californians. Just a couple of weeks ago, they were told that they were at serious risk of a superstorm - and now they need to prepare for a major quake.

Language is necessary to understand numbers, study finds

Numbers above three are incomprehensible to people who don't speak a language that uses symbols for counting, say researchers at the University of Chicago.

NASA searches for Apollo 14's lost travelers

Dave Williams of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is a man with a mission: to track down hundreds of 'moon trees' grown from seeds that went to the moon and back with the Apollo 14 mission.

Patients' nerves made to glow during surgery

Damaging a patient's nerves during surgery can cause agony - and even paralysis. But nerves are rather hard to see.

Floating donut shows tech center's visitors around

Visitors to the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) complex in Brisbane can soon expect to be shown around the facility by  a floating donut.

Researchers grow nanolasers on silicon

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an advanced method of growing nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface.

Facebook use linked to eating disorders

The more teenage girls use Facebook, the greater their chances of developing eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

'Jumping genes' revise view of evolution

The 'tree of life' model of evolution may turn out to be more tangled and overgrown than thought.

Al Gore pontificates about Snowmageddon

Al "ManBearPig" Gore has taken time out from his busy jet-setting schedule to pontificate about the heavy winter storms pummeling the East Coast. 

Swine flu shot likely causes narcolepsy in children study says

People around the world thought a simple vaccination would save their children from the H1N1 virus. Parents in Finland are finding out that the shot that was supposed to save their children might actually be harming them instead.

'Thinking cap' boosts insight through brain stimulation

University of Sydney scientists say they're on the verge of creating an 'electronic thinking cap' - a way of stimulating the brain to provide flashes of insight.

Skin gun treats burn victims in days, not months

After attending a summer bonfire turned wrong, Pennsylvania state police officer Matt Uram was left with second degree burns across his face and arms.

Cheap graphene film used for self-cleaning glass

A team at Vanderbilt University has found a way of using graphene to create windshields that don't need wipers.

LHC shutdown postponed

CERN scientists have decided that the Large Hadron Collider is performing so well that they won't close it down for improvements as planned.

'Air laser' allows remote detection of explosives

Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.