Scientists have announced that a field trial in which millions of genetically modified mosquitoes were released in the wild led to a dramtic fall in wild mosquito numbers.
Where was I? Oh yes. Um, apparently people spend around half their waking hours thinking of things other than what's going on around them. And it doesn't even make them happy.
We're not sure if this is genius or utter lunacy - actually, we think we've got a pretty good idea - but the Defense Department has decided that it wants to know how each major city in the US smells, in order to help detect chemical attacks.
Tetris appears to have a unique ability to reduce unpleasant flashbacks, Oxford University scientists have found. While the discovery probably won't lead to teams of medics rushing to disaster scenes clutching games consoles, it could have implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Charles Darwin's theory of gradual evolution isn't supported by geological history, a New York University geologist claims.
Have you ever dreamed of jacking into the 'Net using a neural cybernetic interface?
University of Manchester scientists have created a new substance with thousands of potential applications, from a replacement for Teflon to electronic devices.
Just four days after shutting down the Large Hadron Collider's proton running experiments, CERN has completed the transition to lead-ion running and has recorded its first collisions.
Well, guys, now you have an excuse for sitting around with your legs wide apart in that way that irritates the opposite sex so deeply.
Did you know that late night texting can make teenagers even moodier than they already are?
Scientists at Canada's McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood directly from a patient's own skin.
A quick blast of electricity to one region of the brain can make a person better at math for up to six months, say neuroscientists at Oxford University.
The Large Hadron Collider is about to enter a new phase of operation, with proton running for this year concluding successfully this morning. For the rest of the year, lead ions will be accelerated and brought into collision in the machine for the first time.
St Andrews University physicists have produced a new material that they say could form the basis of a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak.
It seems as if bees are aiding scientists in their quests to solve the great mysteries of life. Recently bees have helped scientists gain more insight into the great nature-nurture debate.
Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a rewrite-able material that could one day be used to store massive amounts of shifting holographic data.
Scientists researching cancer vaccines have made a significant breakthrough that could allow many cancers, including breast and colorectal cancers, to be targeted.
German scientists have developed a chip which can be implanted behind the retina to restore sight to blind people.
Cyberpunk godfather William Gibson believes that Homo sapiens have evolved a sophisticated methodology of augmenting and altering reality to suit its needs.
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, two people undergo a procedure to erase the memory of one another from their minds. And now love-lorn mice, at least, can experience the same relief from upsetting memories.