An engineer and an ecologist at Michigan State University are developing robots that swim like fish to monitor water quality.
Researchers at Stanford University have transformed human embryonic stem cells into germ cells that they believe are so perfect that they could be grown into fully-functioning sperm and eggs.
Carbon nanotubes - which are being considered for use in everything from sports equipment to medical applications - could cause lung cancer if inhaled, according to a study.
In an attempt to persuade students that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aren't actually that dull, six Massachusetts institutions have launched a mentoring program.
YouTube viewers worldwide have the unique opportunity to ask a Nobel laureate a question on the official Nobel Prize channel. NASA's John Mather, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for measuring the echoes of the Big Bang, will be the first to answer a selection of video questions submitted via YouTube. The deadline for questions is 30 October.
There's a built-in stop-watch in the brain, according to MIT neuroscientists.
Just a week's internet training can boost brain function in middle-aged and older adults, according to UCLA scientists.
Humble salt crystals could hold the key to improved data storage, but have until now been very hard to to create with enough accuracy.
A team of scientists revealed that human beings can taste the CO2 in fizzy drinks.
A massive basin off the coast of India could be the world's largest, multi-ringed crater - and the impact that caused it could have been the real cause of the mass dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago, say researchers.
A study conducted by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF has concluded that Arctic Ocean sea ice is rapidly thinning. The accelerated meltdown could create an ice-free Arctic Ocean within a decade.
Kelloggs is considering etching its logo onto individual cornflakes to protect its brand from imitators.
A new type of flying reptile that's been discovered provides the first clear evidence of a controversial type of evolution.
A couple of scientists reckon that God or time travellers broke the Large Hadron Collider. The duo, who are, remarkably, still walking the streets, have published a paper claiming that the world’s largest particle accelerator, which failed a week after being switched on last September could have been broken by divine intervention or time agents from the future.
University of Utah engineers have developed a way of tracking people moving behind solid walls using a network of radio transmitters.
US scientists have come up with a battery which, if it goes wrong, will probably be a bit more annoying than replacing one in an iPhone.
Researchers at the University of Southampton claim they have been able to communicate person-to-person through the power of thought alone.
An Italian scientist has successfully reproduced the Shroud of Turin and claims that he didn't need the Son of God or a miracle to do it.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a second stone circle just a mile from Stonehenge, and dating back to the same period.
It's probably true that fish have more intelligence than robots but
they know which way is up and down, and Nissan has copied the activity
of shoals with its Eporo robot car.