Researchers funded by the Department of Defense have been analyzing the way certain species of snake can glide from tree to tree.
It seems that native Americans made it to Iceland long before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic the other way.
All viruses, including relatives of HIV and Ebola, could potentially be 'stowaways' transmitted from generation to generation for millions of years, according to new research.
A Cornell University academic and part-time magician says he's found evidence that people may have psychic powers.
Statisticians at the University of Texas have demonstrated that using racial profiling to catch terrorists isn't just politically and ethically questionable - it's also not very effective.
Bill Nye, known by millions as "Bill Nye the Science Guy" for his award-winning PBS series of the same name, fainted in front of an audience at the University of Southern California, but managed to get back up if a bit dazed.
Scientists at CERN have succeeded for the first time in capturing and storing antimatter - albeit for only a fraction of a second. The team successfully created 38 hydrogen 'anti-atoms', and hung onto them long enough to study.
Paleontologists used to believe Tyrannosaurus Rex was a monstrous and slow scavenger. But now a Canadian researcher has hypothesized that the dinosaur was actually a very fast and efficient killing machine.
Neuroscientists have developed a number of advanced "brain-machine" interfaces.
A Russian architectural firm is touting detailed plans for an eco-friendly, subterranean mega-city.
Researchers at the University of California (UCSF) are developing an artificial kidney that could be tested in human patients within five years.
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have observed the Earth's crust forming in an entirely unexpected way — and one that could affect the world’s climate.
The British Natural History Museum has been forced to call off a planned scientific expedition to Paraguay following concern for the safety of indigenous people.
Researchers at Imperial College London say they've taken invisibility into the fourth dimension - time - by inventing a device that can hide whole events. It would give the impression of being a Star Trek transporter.
Pterosaurs launched themselves into the air by pole-vaulting with their arms, new research suggests.
There's a link between the number of Google searches performed on a company and the amount of financial trading in its shares, according to a German/US team.
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.