Scientists recreate Big Bang 'quark soup'

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.

MIT aims to do away with cooks

MIT thinks it might be able to eliminate cooking forever through a series of research projects.

Star Wars technology zaps mozzies in flight

Your reporter once had to explain to a toddler why it was vital that she take malaria pills on holiday. The child nodded sagely and asked whether she was supposed to throw the pills at the mosquitoes.

Brain damage makes people more spiritual

It would be a lot easier than converting the Godless: a quick bash at the right bit of the brain, and they could be as religious and righteous as you.

Scientists sketch modern portrait of ancient human

A team of intrepid scientists has successfully concluded a DNA analysis of human hair found preserved in Greenland’s permafrost.

Dinosaurs may have descended from birds

A new study turns perceived wisdom on its head, concluding that some dinosaurs may actually have descended from birds.

Beer is good for the bones

You can add a daily pint of beer to your health-giving glass of red wine. A new study has found that it's brilliant for increasing bone density and warding off osteoporosis, especially in women. Hic!

Scientists identify genetic causes of ageing

Next time somebody compliments you on your youthful good looks, don't  give your moisturizer the credit - it doesn't work, and you're really not worth it.

World's most accurate clock unveiled

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built the world's most accurate clock.

'Vegetative' patient communicates via brain scan

Patients in a so-called vegetative state have been shown to be conscious, and one has been enabled to communicate via an MRI scan.

Nanoparticles can strip out human cancer cells

Scientists have successfully used magnetic nanoparticles to capture and remove cancer cells from human tissue.

Why John Wayne always won

It's gunfight time at the University of Birmingham, where scientists have been investigating how quick people are off the draw.

Heavy internet use linked to depression

Take a deep breath, count to ten and pull yourself together. And turn that damned machine off.

New compound fights multiple viruses

A new broad spectrum antiviral could be used against HIV-1, Nipah, Ebola and other deadly viruses.

The World is disappearing, says NASA

The World is gradually melting away, according to the latest pictures from NASA's Earth Observatory.

Spiderman device could let people walk up walls

You too can walk up walls like Spiderman, thanks to a new device invented by Cornell scientists.

RNA research leads to paleontology without fossils

As long as 600 million years ago, our tiny marine ancestors may have had a sophisticated brain that released hormones into the blood and was connected to various sensory organs.

Probe will warn of solar storms

NASA will next week launch a new spacecraft designed to help predict the sun's complex weather and storms.

Talking bans on handhelds don't cut accident rates

A US study reviewing laws that ban the use of handheld phones while driving has come up with a surprising result - accident rates are the same as if they are used.

Left-handers think right is wrong

The right hand is the sinister one as far as left-handers are concerned, according to researchers.