A new fossil primate from Myanmar - previously known as Burma - has led researchers to conclude that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa.
NASA and the Japanese government have published what is claimed to be
the most complete topographic map of our planet yet. The new data cover
99% of Earth, up from about 80% available before. Each data set
measured Earth at a distance of just 98 feet apart, which creates the
foundation for stunning images that are provided free of charge. Extra: SLIDESHOW
The influenza virus of 1918-1919 founded a viral dynasty that persists to this day - in fact, we've been living in a pandemic era ever since, according to scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
The BSI-Toyota Collaboration Center (BTCC) has developed an advanced wheelchair control system. The brain machine interface (BMI) utilizes blind signal separation and space-time-frequency filtering technology to analyze brain-waves in under 125 milliseconds.
Physicists have overcome one of the major hurdles to quantum computing by finding a way to increase the shelf life of quantum bits by 1,000 times.
One day, doctors might prescribe a dose of Debussy for high blood pressure, rather than reaching for the pills, thanks to a study by Italian researchers.
Prince Charles famously talks to them, but nobody knew they talked to each other - until now.
Tobacco manufacturers have been mucking about with the ingredients of cigarettes without telling consumers.
Inspired by the human eye, Boston College computer scientists have developed a technique that lets computers see with nearly double the accuracy and 10 times the speed of earlier methods.
A report said that standardized testing methods in DNA chip diagnostics means that in the space of a few years the devices will become widespread.
New fossil analysis suggests humans share a common ancestor with orangutans rather than chimpanzees, contradicting DNA evidence.
A University of Louisville neurologist has issued a warning on the potential risks of eating farmed fish.
Yup, it's true, just one drink can quickly go to your head. In the first human trials of how quickly people get sloshed, researchers found it took just six minutes for effects to appear in the brain.
The groundwork has been laid for three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images of patients by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and two Russian institutes.
A top secret British car unveiled in London today claims to be the world's first low cost, practical hydrogen powered vehicle.
A study of stickers peeling from windows could lead to a new way to control the fabrication of stretchable electronics, according to a team of researchers.
A US company said it has started making a vaccine to help prevent people catching the swine flu (H1N1) virus.
The Earth's magnetic field, long thought to be generated by the planet's molten core, may instead be produced by ocean currents.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has launched its 'Cool Biz 2009' campaign in Kyoto, encouraging workers to save energy by leaving their jackets and ties at home.
More than half of hospital patients and members of the general public don't know where their heart is, according to a study.