Patients with heart disease could soon be treated without stents, thanks to tiny nanoparticles that can home in on damaged tissue and release drugs.
The original account of the moment that Sir Isaac Newton got clunked on the head by a falling apple has gone online for the first time.
Surgeons at the UC Davis Medical Center have for the first time used artificial muscles, helping patients with facial paralysis to blink.
It all sounds a bit Harry Potter, but a team of British scientists has managed to tie light in knots, an achievement that could have important implications for laser technology.
Stress really does cause cancer - in fruit flies, at least - Yale researchers have discovered.
Austrian scientists have defended an experiment in which pigs were buried alive in snow, after animal rights activists succeeded in halting the project.
Alzheimer's could soon be detected through a simple eye test, way before symptoms appear.
Europe's largest fleet of underwater robot gliders is about to embark on its first research mission in the tropical Atlantic.
Israeli engineers have successfully tested a 'fancraft' - a robot vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft that hovers using fans.
The good news is that finding the perfect girlfriend is easier than contacting an alien civilisation. The bad news is that the odds are still pretty long.
Us double-X-ers can't feel quite so smug any more: apparently the Y chromosome isn't stagnating or decaying, as was previously thought, but is in fact evolving quite rapidly.
The world's first artificial pancreas is on the way, potentially freeing millions of diabetes patients from insulin injections and blood sugar checks.
They probably weren't trying to impress us with their delicate good looks - but Neanderthals wore makeup, according to new research.
About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors - and could be causing mutations and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
The discovery of new fossil footprints indicates that our ancestors left the sea for the land at least 18 million years earlier than thought.
It's not what you'd expect from all those moronic overheard conversations - but heavy cellphone users are apparently less likely to suffer from memory loss.
A computer scientist reckons he's calculated pi to a record 2.7 trillion digits - on a PC.
The winners of the 2009 Darwin Awards have been announced, and for the first time ever there's a woman on the shortlist.
Tossing a coin needn't be random at all, according to research.
Dolphins are almost as clever as people and should be given human status, according to a zoologist at Emory University.