LHC achieves record collisions, starts gathering data

The Large Hadron Collider is up and running, and has produced its first high-energy collisions.

MIT neuroscientists can affect people's morals

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.

Door to the Afterlife creaks open in Egypt

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.

Robot dental patient winces and complains

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.

Tiny tyrannosaur made it to Australia

Australia... where men are men, the skies are huge, and T rex is a rather cute little thing.

Evolutionary scientist wins controversial religious award

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.

New hominin identified from DNA in pinky bone

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 draw power from thin air

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.

Portable mind-reader lets users write with their thoughts

European scientists have developed the first portable device that allows users to type merely by thinking.

Atomic bomb tests help root out fake wines

Carbon-dating wines produced since the first atomic bomb tests can identify fake vintages, say chemists.   

Cold fusion is real, say scientists

Cold fusion is widely regarded as being just about as practical a technology as a perpetual motion machine or the Philosopher's Stone.

LHC sets new speed record

The large Hadron Collider (LHC) has set a new record, accelerating particles to the highest speed yet.

Printable RFID tags could eliminate checkout queues

We could soon all be strolling past the checkout with a cartful of goods, thanks to the development of new, printable, nano-based RFID tags.

3D invisibility cloak created

An invisibility cloak is one step closer to reality, with a group of German and British scientists reporting that they've successfully created a prototype that works in three dimensions.

Largest quantum state created

Physicists have created the largest ever quantum state, allowing an object large enough to be seen by the naked eye to be in two states at once.

Crime: it's a dirty business

Forensic scientists now have a new way to track criminals and terrorists - through the germs they leave behind.

Gene discovery could help amputees grow new limbs

Humans and other mammals could regrow lost limbs, following the identification of a gene that appears to regulate regeneration.

New Research Could Electrify Rubber

Burning rubber could become a catch phrase for a new type of green movement.

Climate Change Is Not A “This” or “That” Proposition

The article “Massive methane release sparks global warming fears” garnered a lot of reader responses. On in particular needs to be addressed directly here.

'Telepathy' algorithm can distinguish between memories

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.