Scientists discover a cure for the hellish hangover

After a lonnngggg night of drinking, it seems like everyone has their own hangover cure. Some vow to never drink again, whereas others take a more homeopathic approach.

'Eyeball' camera is first with zoom facility

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois have created the first curvilinear camera, much like the human eye - but with a zoom capability.

LCD components used to operate worms like robots

Researchers say they've been able to control the brains and muscles of small organisms such as worms, controlling them like tiny robots.  

California at risk of super-storm

California has a good chance of experiencing the sort of 'super-storm' usually seen only in disaster movies, according to the US Geological Survey.

Tree rings offer glimpse into ancient Rome


New research suggests tree growth rings could reveal clues to the rise and fall of ancient European civilizations, including Rome.

These entangled photons are stored in a crystal

Quantum applications, such as cryptography and computation, often leverage the benefits of entangled photon particles. 

Good at games? Thank your basal ganglia

Researchers say they can predict a person's ability at video games simply by giving them an MRI.

Japanese team confident of cloning a mammoth

A Japanese team is planning to try to bring mammoths back to life after establising a way to extract DNA from their frozen cells.

TV and PCs highly harmful to heart health

Four hours' screen time a day more than doubles the risk of a heart attack, according to scientists at University College London.

Device aims to beat fear of the dentist's drill

Now, please no jokes about British teeth - things may be about to change. A group of UK scientists reckon they've found a way of persuading more people to the dentist, by counteracting the common phobia of the dreaded drill.

Asymmetry of life may have cosmic origin

The asymmetry of biological molecules may have come from space, say French scientists.

Invisibility cloak hides underwater objects from sonar

University of Illinois researchers have developed an acoustic cloak, making underwater objects invisible to sonar and other ultrasound waves.

Convertibles can make you deaf

Do you drive a convertible? I said, do you drive a convertible? Because new research shows that you may be damaging your hearing.

'Nanoscoops' could lead to new battery technology

New batteries based on an entirely new type of nanomaterial are claimed to charge more than 40 times faster than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

DNA can show hair colour of criminals

Forensic investigators will now be able to tell the hair color of an unknown perpetrator from DNA traces.

Giving up media causes withdrawal symptoms

Coming off email, Facebook and Twitter is like giving up drugs, a study has found.

NASA lists most ludicrous sci-fi movies

2012 was the worst science fiction movie ever, say NASA scientists fed up with having to explain that, no, the world isn't really going to end next year.

New DNA technique sketches virtual depiction of suspects

When it comes to analyzing DNA evidence, law enforcement can't do much nowadays but compare samples to known suspects or criminals within a police database. 



Health problems of 1911 remain, says Lancet

The Lancet has revisited a 100-year-old editorial examining the biggest medical challenges of the day - and concluded that many still remain.

Device speeds up radiation cleanup

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that they believe can make cleanup faster, cheaper and more thorough.