The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex - responsible for all conscious thought - is largely determined by mutations in a single gene.
Leading medical scientists say they are appalled by a ruling from a French judge that they say threatens the development of embryonic stem cell-based therapies.
Um... what? Sorry. Now I know there was something I was going to tell you... Got it.
Science blogger Keith Cowing though that using the Presidential Seal in an innocent blog post was no big deal. He was wrong.
Concussion can be notoriously difficult to detect - but a new radar-based method has been developed that can quickly screen individuals including athletes and soldiers on a battlefield.
A theoretical physicist has presented research that shows bacteria might transmit electromagnetic signals to produce species-specific wavelengths.
Despite all the grumbling at the time, European aviation authorities were justified in grounding planes following the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano last year, new research shows.
Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the heaviest antimatter ever found.
Scientists have made biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into nanofiber spheres. They are injected into wounds to help cells form new tissue.
According to a recent study by Canadian researchers, playing video games actually makes people eat more food, even if they aren’t hungry.
Could too much Facebook, Twitter, TV, and texting be bad for your health? As the amount of outside stimuli from technology increases, scientists are concerned our brains could be at risk.
Most people fancy outdoor adventure - but that is often before they are subjected to some of the world’s most remote and harsh environments.
When you think of the Boy Scouts you usually think of outdoors activities. But now scouts will have robotics as an activity.
History is replete with scientific findings whose discoveries were, in some respects, quite accidental.
We're a talkative species (some more so than others - ed.), but even so, it's something of a surprise to see just how much information's being exchanged every day on the internet - 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes per year, to be precise.
Washington University scientists have managed to connect people's brains directly to a computer, allowing the computer to listen to their thoughts.
Physicists at Fermilab, which operates the Tevatron particle accelerator, say they may have found a new elementary particle - but not the so-called God particle, the elusive Higgs boson.
Japanese researchers have succeeded in persuading mouse stem cells to grow into a synthetic retina autonomously.
It looks as if, for one man at least, space is far from the final frontier. Richard Branson has turned his attention to the seas, and is planning to take a mini submarine to the deepest point of each of the world's five oceans.