Darwin's predecessor 'more accurate on evolution'

Charles Darwin's theory of gradual evolution isn't supported by geological history, a New York University geologist claims.

Neural cybernetic implants could arrive within a decade

Have you ever dreamed of jacking into the 'Net using a neural cybernetic interface?

Nobel prize-winner creates 2D replacement for Teflon

University of Manchester scientists have created a new substance with thousands of potential applications, from a replacement for Teflon to electronic devices.

LHC back up and running to produce mini Big Bang

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.

Using a laptop could damage sperm quality

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.

Late night texting can make teens even moodier

Did you know that late night texting can make teenagers even moodier than they already are?

Canadian team turns skin into blood

Scientists at Canada's McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood directly from a patient's own skin.

A zap to the brain makes people better at math

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.

LHC starts new set of experiments

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.

New 'invisibility cloak' works with visible light

St Andrews University physicists have produced a new material that they say could form the basis of a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak.

Bees help clarify nature, nurture debate

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.

Holograms closer to becoming a reality

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.

Breakthrough could lead to effective cancer vaccines

Scientists researching cancer vaccines have made a significant breakthrough that could allow many cancers, including breast and colorectal cancers, to be targeted.

Retinal implant restores sight to the blind

German scientists have developed a chip which can be implanted behind the retina to restore sight to blind people.

Cyberpunk master weighs in on augmented reality and human evolution

Cyberpunk godfather William Gibson believes that Homo sapiens have evolved a sophisticated methodology of augmenting and altering reality to suit its needs.

Neuroscientists wipe specific memories, permanently

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.

Discovery heralds cure for common cold

A cure for the common cold could finally be on the way, with the discovery that antibodies can fight viruses from within infected cells.

New study: Males might be more "disposable" than females

Scientists may have recently figured out why women tend to live longer than men. A new study set to be published this month in Scientific American says that males could be genetically more disposable than females.

Cellphones DO cause brain tumors, says latest study

New research aiming to incorporate the best data from previous studies indicates that cellphones really do increase the risk of brain cancer.  Independent studies follow-up over a long period suggest the risk is doublerd for heavy phone users.

US not safe from nuclear attack, say scientists

The US government's new strategy for nuclear war is a 'dangerous fantasy', according to an independent group of scientists.