Researchers grow nanolasers on silicon

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an advanced method of growing nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface.

Facebook use linked to eating disorders

The more teenage girls use Facebook, the greater their chances of developing eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

'Jumping genes' revise view of evolution

The 'tree of life' model of evolution may turn out to be more tangled and overgrown than thought.

Al Gore pontificates about Snowmageddon

Al "ManBearPig" Gore has taken time out from his busy jet-setting schedule to pontificate about the heavy winter storms pummeling the East Coast. 

Swine flu shot likely causes narcolepsy in children study says

People around the world thought a simple vaccination would save their children from the H1N1 virus. Parents in Finland are finding out that the shot that was supposed to save their children might actually be harming them instead.

'Thinking cap' boosts insight through brain stimulation

University of Sydney scientists say they're on the verge of creating an 'electronic thinking cap' - a way of stimulating the brain to provide flashes of insight.

Skin gun treats burn victims in days, not months

After attending a summer bonfire turned wrong, Pennsylvania state police officer Matt Uram was left with second degree burns across his face and arms.

Cheap graphene film used for self-cleaning glass

A team at Vanderbilt University has found a way of using graphene to create windshields that don't need wipers.

LHC shutdown postponed

CERN scientists have decided that the Large Hadron Collider is performing so well that they won't close it down for improvements as planned.

New painkiller offers no side effects or addictive qualities

An astonishing new painkiller has been developed at Stony Brook University. It boasts no side effects or addictive qualities and could be ready for consumption within a year or two.

World's largest Rubik's Cube has 1539 pieces

Being touted as the world's largest cube puzzle, this behemoth is just about the most mind-bendingly challenging thing we've ever seen.

'Air laser' allows remote detection of explosives

Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.

High school biology teachers refuse to teach evolution

High school biology teachers need more training to, um, help them understand and thus believe in basic tenets of biology.

These plant sentinels sniff explosives

A Colorado State University biologist has created a species of "plant sentinels" capable of detecting explosives and other environmental contaminants.

Engineer saves own life with home-made heart implant

A British engineer is now walking around with a life-saving heart implant - that he designed and built himself.

US science education: could do better, says report

The US risks falling behind in science, warns Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, unless science teaching is improved.

Lockheed Martin builds a virtual lab

Defense heavyweight Lockheed Martin has opened an advanced technology and virtual simulation facility in Colorado. 

Cloaking technology takes big step forward

MIT scientists have discovered a new cloaking technology that can hide an object as large as a peppercorn.

Robots learn to walk the same way babies do

University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard has created robots that  change their body forms while learning how to walk - like tadpoles becoming frogs.

How to train your dog with a GPS and CPU

If you thought training your dog was hard, researchers at Auburn University may be able to help. And by help, I mean turn your puppy into a super dog willing to take on the riskiest of tasks, sniff for bombs, and generally help save the world.