A deep-sea worm that fires luminous bombs and a snigger-worthy fungus are among the top ten new species for 2009 picked by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists.
In what is being hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough in a generation, researchers have created the first artificial living cell.
Kevin Costner may be too old to dance with the wolves, but he is apparently young enough to help clean up a disastrous oil spill off the Louisiana coast.
A group of Japanese researchers have created a fully functioning replica - or ornithopter - of a swallowtail butterfly to demonstrate its flight mechanism.
Phillips has introduced a 12 watt LED bulb that could eventually replace the ubiquitous 60 watt incandescent bulb.
Ball lightning may be all in the mind, according to scientists at the University of Innsbruck.
A ten-year study into whether or not mobile phones cause brain tumors has concluded... maybe.
Researchers have created and programmed robots the size of single molecules that can move independently and even make tiny products themselves.
For some people, fruit flies and a tank just aren't enough. Two Dartmouth biologists have been using whole islands in the Caribbean to investigate evolution in lizards.
People who work three or more hours longer than a normal, seven-hour day have a 60% higher chance of heart disease.
A Duke University engineer says he can produce more simple logic circuits in a day than the world's entire monthly output of silicon chips.
Scientists have sequenced the complete Neanderthal genome, and discovered that modern humans are as much as two percent Neanderthal ourselves, thanks to comparatively recent interbreeding.
The inventors of modern-day GPS and an inventor credited with paving the path for plasma TV technology are among the 2010 inductees to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
Air travelers could be in for a lot more emergency landings over the coming months thanks to the Icelandic volcano, an aviation expert has said.
Stephen Wright of the University of Leeds believes the impact of volcanic ash on airplane air-conditioning systems could be serious, and could start to show up over the next few weeks.
A Stanford University professor has sequenced his entire genome in just two weeks, and for a cost of less than $50,000.
A North Carolina State University professor has developed a computer chip that can store an an entire library’s worth of information.
A team of researchers from Japan and Michigan Technological University has built a massively parallel molecular computer.
A German team has developed software that lets drivers steer simply by looking in the direction they want to go.
WHOI scientists have discovered a group of giant asphalt domes under the sea off Santa Barbara, California.
Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.