Reading the unreadable

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

Clever kids more likely to take drugs

Children with high IQs - and especially girls - are more likely to take illegal drugs in their 30s, new research shows.

Bankers got buzz out of credit crunch

The bankers who trashed the global economy enjoyed the sensation of losing hundreds of billions of pounds and plunging the world into recession, says a Cardiff University academic - and not just because they knew they'd be picking up fat bonuses just a couple of years later.