Neuroscientists at University College London have taken another step towards mind-reading. They have developed a computer algorithm which allows them to tell which of three short films a person is thinking about via a brain scan.
Far from wiping out life on earth, heavy meteorite bombardment four billion years ago could have given a boost to the microbes that were our ancestors, new research has found.
It's not much use developing clever new materials in the lab unless they can be mass-produced. And while graphene has been exciting scientists and chip developers for a while, it's always been tricky to make.
A German woman has failed in her bid to stop evil scientists from destroying the world.
Researchers at IBM and Stanford University have developed a potentially revolutionary method of producing environmentally-friendly plastic from plants.
The massive earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far away as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.
MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.
Geologists have found evidence that ice covered the whole world 716.5 million years ago.
A major international study has found overwhelming evidence that a massive asteroid impact in did indeed wipe out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Researchers from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University asked a representative sample of 486 18- to 96-year-olds what the term meant to them.
A new award from the National Center for Science Education aims to honor the year's most stupid creationist.
Spending hours glued to the television or PC damages childrens' relationships with their friends and parents, according to a new study.
It takes time to get yourself into a self-sacrificing frame of mind, according to research into the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania.
Scientists can now listen to a set of solar wind data that's usually represented visually, as numbers or graphs.
Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology and atheism, a statistical study has found.
Chimps can tell the difference between different volumes of liquid, even when the bartender hides his actions.
Leave this article up on your screen - in case the boss comes by - and settle down comfortably. According to University of California scientists, a lunchtime nap not only refreshes you but can actually make you smarter.
A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.
Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva.
Physicists have created a 'quark soup' with a temperature of four trillion degrees Celcius - almost as hot as the temperature just after the Big Bang.