Antimatter trapped for 1,000 seconds

CERN scientists have succeeding in trapping antimatter for a record 16 and a half minutes -  long enough to begin studying it in detail.

Video: Project GreenVax targets potential biothreats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has released a video documenting the progress of Project GreenVax.

Big leap forward for DNA computing

Caltech researchers have built the most complex biochemical circuit ever, creating a DNA computer that can calculate square roots.

New research could help ships reduce drag

There is new research related to drag reduction that environmental tech geeks will love. It could help industries like shipping to lessen their energy use and carbon emissions.

Report: Iraqi War vets suffer from high rate of respiratory illness

Army veteran Scott Weakley is a former marathon runner who returned from the second Iraq war barely able to climb two or three flights of stairs without feeling exhausted. 

Team stamps out nanodevices with a vise

A team from Vanderbilt University says it's found a quick and easy way of producing low cost nanodevices.

DARPA wants you to design its next UAV

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had a great idea about how to develop the next generation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - it wants you to do it.

Intern discovers universe's missing mass

A short-term intern at Australia's Monash University appears to have cracked a problem that's been baffling astrophysicists for decades - the so-called missing mass problem.

A net zero retrofit powered by algae?

Metropolis magazine recently issued a challenged to young designers: help the U.S. General Services Administration cut carbon emissions by retrofitting a 46-year-old federal building in downtown Los Angeles. 

Satellite images reveal 17 lost Egyptian pyramids

An archaeologist at the University of Alabama in Birmingham says she's discovered 17 lost pyramids in Egypt - without even leaving her desk.

Nuclear radiation affects gender of babies

New research challenges the belief that exposure to nuclear radiation has a negligible genetic effect on human beings, indicating that it can lead to an increase in male births.

Study: Tinted glasses give migraine relief

People who are hung over or suffer from migraines know that wearing tinted lenses not only makes you look cool, it helps ease the pain.

Using red wine to treat concussions in pro boxers

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are asking for the help of professional boxers to study a component in red wine.

Blind people can echolocate using visual center of brain

Canadian researchers have discovered just how some blind people are able to navigate accurately using the same echolocation technique as bats and dolphins.

Team convinces subjects they're Barbie-doll sized

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have been messing with people's heads, convincing them that they're just a foot tall.

Senator slams National Science Foundation for 'waste'

A senator known for his opposition to unnecessary government spending has hit out at the National Science Foundation in a 73-page report.

Bacteria use caffeine as a food source too

There is more proof that all forms of life share certain characteristics with humans. This time it’s our preference for caffeine.

This "electronic nose" sniffs out bedbugs

A former mechanical engineer by the name of Chris Goggin has designed a device capable of detecting bedbugs - which will no doubt bring a huge sigh of relief to those who awake with itchy red spots.

Nice guys finish last - and now we know why

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.

Heredity linked to subjective effects of alcohol

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.