Smile and the world smiles with you - but you might not get your girl. Yup, a team of Canadian scientists has confirmed what everybody knew - that we all tend to fall for the bad boys.
Scientists have known for a long time that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic have a much better chance of abusing the sauce.
There is has always been a concern about what will happen to children who are exposed to media violence.
Electrical engineers at Duke University say certain unique man-made materials should improve wireless power transfer dramatically, allowing laptops, cell phones, or even cars to be charged without cables.
Scientists have successfully transmitted data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam - the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second.
The enigmatic Area 51 in the Nevada desert is synonymous with clandestine activities, aliens and unexplained events for many UFO enthusiasts.
Shell's announced that it's to go ahead with plans to build the world's largest floating object ever, a platform designed to exploit offshore natural gas fields.
Beware of buying 'legal highs' from the internet - many don't have the claimed ingredients, and some contain controlled subtances, analysis shows.
Did you know that China is governed by scientists? Yes, both the Chinese President and his Premier are engineers. In addition, 8 out of China’s top 9 government officials are scientists.
Farmers in China have been baffled by a rather peculiar problem: exploding watermelons.
As America prepares itself for what is predicted to be an active hurricane season, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is calling on Congress to fund weather satellites.
For the first time ever, a man paralyzed from the chest down has walked unaided.
A pair of Australian robots have successfully created their own language from scratch and used it to communicate with one another.
In a documentary screened by the BBC this week, neuroscientists suggest that Apple fans see the company's products in much the same way as religious people perceive their sacred icons.
Large numbers of US hospitals are misleading patients about the so-called benefits of robotic surgery, with many making wholesale use of material provided by manufacturers.
If you thought McDonald’s was the only food capable of giving you artery busting bad health, think again.
Back in November, Cornell psychologist Daniel Bem published a study which appeared to show that extra-sensory perception (ESP) was a real phenomenon.
Some technologies have remained the same for centuries; others seem to change every five minutes. But how are researchers to know where it's worth investing time and money in looking for improvements?
Here’s one for the obvious file: a study of university students has found a link between binge drinking and poorer verbal declarative memory.
A research team at the Vienna University of Technology says it's built a small, low-cost 3D printer that could soon make it into people's homes.