The first genetically-engineered malaria vaccine, developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is about to enter human trials.
Italian researchers claim that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who had drunk a couple of glasses of red wine than those who preferred other beverages.
The long-awaited restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been postponed until the winter of 2009. CERN attributed the delay to a number of technical difficulties, including vacuum leaks in two sectors of the LHC that had been cooled down to 80 K.
People resorting to Tamiflu and Relenza may well find themselves in a
worse state of affairs than just succumbing to Pig Flu, it has emerged.
There's nothing new under the sun. Biologists have discovered that one type of moth jams the sonar of bats with bursts of its own ultrasound.
The UK Health Protection Agency said that 55,000 people caught swine
flu here last week, and there's been a total of 29 deaths from the
viral infection so far.
Using moving sidewalks at airports is actually slower than walking unaided, say researchers.
Blind people in Virginia are getting the chance to drive, thanks to a specal dirt buggy developed by students at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.
A new 13-foot dinosaur has been discovered in Utah. It's a bit of a surprise: despite nine-inch claws like scythes, the creature was a herbivore, and it appears to have died a long way out to sea.
Scientists at Sumitomo Electric have created a semiconductor laser that emits green light without using filters.
A collection of lectures delivered by physicist Richard Feynman and
privately bought by Microsoft founder Bill Gates have been posted
I b****y well knew it. Swearing really can lessen pain, according to scientists at Keele University.
A study of the economic cost of obesity in California was released
today by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA). The
study determined that in the past six years, the cost of overweight,
obese and inactive adults has doubled to about $41 billion each year.
Opinion The American public thinks science is great - but takes very little notice of what scientists actually say.
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials.
Mysterious underground tremors on the San Andreas fault could mean a big quake is on the way, according to University of California seismologists.
Those who believe the Easter Island statues were created by supermen could have a field day with this. It seems a compound found in the island's soil has significant life-extending properties.
British scientists claim to have created human sperm using embryonic stem cells.
Tiny remote control planes and helicopters are all very well, but they lack maneuverability. But researchers at North Carolina State University are mimicking nature's small flyers, and developing robotic bats.
The Dutch University of Twente said researchers have developed a
biodegradable synthetic resin which can replicate body parts exactly