Two new species of horned dinosaurs are named

Paleontologists have named two new horned dinosaurs based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada.

Video: Marines showcase Active Denial System

The US military currently fields a number of non-lethal weapons systems to disperse hostile crowds without resorting to deadly force, including beanbag rounds and rubber bullets.

Wastewater into electricity gets an ionic twist

What would happen if you jumped into a lake and then, still wet, went swimming in the ocean?

Dinosaur Microraptor had evolving feathers

The detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor - a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago - once boasted a glossy iridescent sheen.

Sobering up with LSD

During the 1950s, '60s and '70s, scientists experimented with LSD in the treatment of various disorders, including alcoholism.

Darwin cleared of plagiarism at last

There's long been suspicion that Charles Darwin revised his ideas on natural selection after receiving a letter from fellow naturalist Alfred Wallace.

New clock would stay accurate for billions of years

A proposed new time-keeping system could make atomic clocks look positively erratic, staying accurate to one twentieth of a second over 14 billion years - the age of the universe.

Team gets first look inside anti-matter atom

Scientists have for the first time been able to peer inside an atom made entirely of antimatter and take a look at its internal structure.

Tevatron's final results give new hint of Higgs boson

Scientists at the US' Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory say they too have spotted signs of the Higgs boson in the same mass range as has been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.

Team solves mystery of 'megafauna' extinctions

The long-ago extinctions of some of the world's largest animals were caused by both human activity and natural climate change, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Spider silk is superb conductor of heat

Spider silk conduct heat as well as metals do, an Iowa State University professor has discovered.

Earliest human ancestor discovered

British and canadian researchers have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature is the most primitive known vertebrate - and therefore the ancestor of us all.

'Pied piper' robot could lead fish away from harm

It may not look particularly appealing to the likes of you or me, but the robot fish shown above is so cool that real ones will follow its lead.

SpeechJammer device shuts annoying people up

Ever wished the people around you had a mute button? Two Japanese researchers did. And they've done something about it, inventing a device called the SpeechJammer that cuts annoying speakers off in mid-stream.

Video: Navy railgun in action

The United States Navy has been working to design a railgun that can be easily fitted to battleships and other surface craft to bolster the military's current arsenal.

Iceman's genome reveals health problems

He was predisposed towards heart problems, suffered from Lyme disease and was lactose intolerant - and he died over 5,000 years ago.

Rich people more likely to take candy from a baby

Upper-class people are more likely to engage in a whole range of unethical behaviors, say psychologists, who have carried out the experiments to prove it.

Studies wrong to link IQ to specific genes

Most of the genes thought to be linked to human intelligence have nothing to do with it at all, according to Harvard researchers.

Modern humans not responsible for Neanderthals' decline

European Neanderthals were on the verge of extinction even before moderns humans arrived on the scene, a DNA analysis has shown.

Warming climate could make us all shrink

Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller.