The world’s most powerful microscope is now peering away at tiny things at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
A British team has developed a low-cost laser that can detect hidden explosives from a much greater distance than existing devices.
US President Barack Obama is apparently looking for an "ass to kick" over BP's embarrassing failure to halt a catastrophic oil leak off the Louisiana coast.
Costa Rica has put an end to stem cell tourism, saying there's no evidence that the treatments work or are even safe.
US officials have ruled out the use of a nuclear blast to halt the seemingly uncontrollable BP oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientist and alchemist Robert Boyle would have approved of the present day. We've finally got round to inventing most of the things on his wish-list of technological developments.
Imagine a foldable iPad: it's perfectly possible, say Duke University scientists, who have found a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity.
Cellphones could be to blame for the sharp decline in honeybee populations, according to Indian scientists.
Banknotes could get a lot prettier, thanks to a new nanotechnology technique which mimics the iridescent colors found on butterflies' wings.
Scientists have established that the molecule adenosine is critical to explaining how acupuncture works, and have been able to triple acupuncture's effectiveness as a result.
A team of scientists says that habitat evidence shows that Ardipithecus ramidus - claimed last year as the earliest human ancestor - was nothing of the sort.
UC Irvine researchers have created a retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first time they've been used to create a three-dimensional tissue structure.
Scientists have genetically modified fruitflies to let them smell blue light - it smells of bananas to them, apparently.
A scientist at the University of Reading says he's become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus.
A deep-sea worm that fires luminous bombs and a snigger-worthy fungus are among the top ten new species for 2009 picked by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists.
In what is being hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough in a generation, researchers have created the first artificial living cell.
Kevin Costner may be too old to dance with the wolves, but he is apparently young enough to help clean up a disastrous oil spill off the Louisiana coast.
A group of Japanese researchers have created a fully functioning replica - or ornithopter - of a swallowtail butterfly to demonstrate its flight mechanism.
Phillips has introduced a 12 watt LED bulb that could eventually replace the ubiquitous 60 watt incandescent bulb.
Ball lightning may be all in the mind, according to scientists at the University of Innsbruck.