Stock exchange trades now happen so quickly that the speed of light has become a factor, and exchanges may have to be relocated as a result, say researchers.
Some experimental samples put aside for 50 years have provided new evidence that life on earth could have been kick-started by volcanoes.
A new study from The University of Michigan has found that after being disrupted, mouse brains are able to shift important functions tied to learning and memory.
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a single lens that can create microscopic 3D images by itself.
Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is already reaching the US, and is more difficult to predict than the weather, say University of Maryland atmospheric scientists.
Thanks to the nuclear disaster in Japan, blame is now being thrown at government officials via WikiLeaks cables.
A big step forward in microfluidics has helped researchers develop stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes.
As everybody recovers from St Patrick's Day, mathematicians from the University of Limerick say they have solved the problem of creating a perfect creamy head on a pint of Guinness poured from a can.
Naval sonar exercises are much more distressing to beaked whales than previously believed, and are driving them to beach themselves, a new study has found.
If you’ve ever read the comments on a website then you know that most people lack the ability to argue well. Let’s be honest, some of the arguments you’ve read are probably really dumb.
The Large Hadron Collider could - just possibly - be capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time.
A - for once - reputable team of scientists believes it may have found the fabled lost city of Atlantis, saying it appears to have been destroyed by a tsunami.
Japanese officials are fighting to prevent a meltdown at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Want to live for a long time? Cut out the jokes, worry a lot and work hard.
A new switching device could represent a big step towards the creation of quantum networks, say researchers at Northwestern University.
An international team of scientists has overcome an obstacle that traditionally interfered with the engineering of quantum systems.
If scientists carry on at this rate, we'll soon have more types of invisibility cloak to choose from than Imelda Marcos had shoes.
There may be no such thing as a dormant volcano, according to scientists, who say that many could in fact be reawakened in a period of months.
Life on earth is on the verge of a mass extinction comparable to that which wiped out the dinosaurs, scientists at UC Berkeley have warned.
Georgia Tech Research Institute researchers are working on a new material to help cool the microelectronics in defense systems.