People with conservative views have a larger amygdala, a primitive part of the brain associated with fear, new research shows.
Tools that sharpen themselves every time they're used could soon be available, following a discovery about the way sea urchins keep their teeth sharp.
They're notably tight-fisted in Scotland, and now a group of engineers at Glasgow University have found a way to potentially slash postage costs - they've created the world's smallest Christmas card.
Boy, I wish I'd had one of these over the Christmas weekend: a 3D printer that simply prints out your dinner.
Six years after the Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS) is finally up and running.
The subject of countless books and movies, humans have always been intrigued by robotic automation.
A group of British schoolchildren have achieved an honor only to be dreampt of by many scientists - having a paper accepted for publication by a prestigious Royal Society journal.
Researchers have discovered that a recently-discovered type of ancient human interbred with our ancestors.
A new photon-based optical network being researched by the U.S. government could potentially deliver huge amounts of data and images much faster than current optical networks.
Scientists have determined that the human brain is capable of mentally "transporting" an individual through the past, present and future.
Researchers hunting for a new rocket fuel believe they've found a new chemical that could improve efficiency by as much as 30 percent over the best rocket fuels available today.
Japanese researchers say they've created a mouse that sings like a bird. They say the development could shed light on the evolution of human language - and, they suggest, lead to the creation of a talking mouse.
Scientists from Imperial College London have prototyped a tool that they say could ultimately sequence a person’s genome in minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current techniques.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is warning that creationists are increasingly attacking the science curriculum to get their sweet but bonkers ideas accepted as fact in schools.
Managing the grid - maintaining a balance between supply and demand that keeps the system at its required frequency of 60 Hz - is a bit of a delicate dance.
MIT scientists have come a big step closer to creating an explosives scanner that's safer than X-ray scanning and can detect a wider range of substances.
University of Utah physicists have stored information for 112 seconds in atomic nuclei and then been able to read it back.
Researchers at the University of Iowa have confirmed that a female patient with a damaged amygdala is utterly incapable of feeling fear.
Whoever said size doesn't matter obviously isn't familiar with the most recent findings about the brain's visual cortex.
Textbooks and wallcharts all over the world will need to be altered, follwing a decision to change the atomic weights of some elements listed in the Periodic Table for the first time ever.