A team says it's identified a group of genes that can predict exceptionally long life in humans with 77 percent accuracy.
The first multicelled life appeared on Earth more than 1.5 billion years earlier than previously thought, new fossil discoveries show.
Named for the author of Moby Dick, a newly-discovered fossil whale makes Captain Ahab's nemesis look like a shrimp.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted initial approval for a "roadable aircraft" known as the Transition.
Israeli cientists have developed an implantable chip that delivers precise stimulation to control disorders such as depression or Parkinson's disease.
Within 10 million years the Horn of Africa will fall away and a new ocean will form, says a team at the University of Leeds.
An Australian team says it's developed the most efficient quantum memory for light ever, and has used it to create read-once holograms.
Oscar the Cat - who had his back feet severed by a tractor - is walking again with a new pair of bionic limbs.
Stroking a white cat didn't seem to make Blofeld particularly affectionate in You Only Live Twice - but maybe he'd have been even nastier if he'd been holding a rock.
A Yale University team has successfully implanted laboratory-made lung tissue into rats - which were then able to use it to breathe.
A Swiss robotics researcher has created a flying robot that can perch on walls or trees.
Here at TG Daily, we consider it quite an achievement to put together a flat-pack table. We've obviously got to hone our DIY skills just a little more, though, if we're to compete with New Yorker Mark Suppes.
A Harvard-led team has created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape. They're perfect for medical applications, says the team, because DNA is biocompatible and biodegradable.
Neuroscientists at the University of California Los Angeles claim they can can predict your behavior better than you can.
Pregnant women who live near a cell phone mast are no more likely to have a baby that later develops cancer, says a study in the British Medical Journal.
A new material that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better protection from bomb blasts.
UC Irvine researchers have created the first 'plastic antibodies' and successfully tested them in mice.
In HG Wells' The Time Machine, the brutish Morlocks live underground, appearing only to service the needs of the beautiful but weedy Eloi.
US Army-sponsored researchers have built a land mine detection system for a hundredth of the cost of traditional systems - using parts they bought in online auctions.
Strange circular holes in clouds which have frequently led to speculation about UFOs are caused by nothing more mysterious than aircraft, a study has shown - and they can cause several inches of snow or rain too.