Boys who watch porn are more likely to think sexual harassment is acceptable and less likely to form successful relationships when they get older.
A nervous astronomer from the UK's Royal Observatory in Greenwich warns that we should be jolly careful about contacting extra-terrestrials because they could turn out to be more Alien than ET.
A new experiment to reproduce planetary magnetic fields could be an important step towards nuclear fusion.
A new genetic analysis tool can distinguish between strains of the deadly superbug MRSA, and even identify when and where in the world each strain arose.
Too much sex can give you carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a researcher - and, yes, he's talking about sex with other people.
In response, presumably, to massive public demand, scientists have developed a way to recharge cellphones and the like by plugging them into your clothing.
It flies in the face of all common sense, but apparently texting is actually good for kids' spelling.
The dentist's drill could soon be a thing of the past. Plasma jets could be just as effective at cleaning out decayed teeth - and a damn sight less painful.
First it's chatty dolphins, now it's mathematical monkeys. They can add, subtract and make decisions on the basis of their calculations, new research shows.
The Army and the Department of Defense are funding work on a new type of armor inspired by an unusual snail shell.
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.