There's a built-in stop-watch in the brain, according to MIT neuroscientists.
Just a week's internet training can boost brain function in middle-aged and older adults, according to UCLA scientists.
Humble salt crystals could hold the key to improved data storage, but have until now been very hard to to create with enough accuracy.
A team of scientists revealed that human beings can taste the CO2 in fizzy drinks.
A massive basin off the coast of India could be the world's largest, multi-ringed crater - and the impact that caused it could have been the real cause of the mass dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago, say researchers.
A study conducted by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF has concluded that Arctic Ocean sea ice is rapidly thinning. The accelerated meltdown could create an ice-free Arctic Ocean within a decade.
Kelloggs is considering etching its logo onto individual cornflakes to protect its brand from imitators.
A new type of flying reptile that's been discovered provides the first clear evidence of a controversial type of evolution.
A couple of scientists reckon that God or time travellers broke the Large Hadron Collider. The duo, who are, remarkably, still walking the streets, have published a paper claiming that the world’s largest particle accelerator, which failed a week after being switched on last September could have been broken by divine intervention or time agents from the future.
University of Utah engineers have developed a way of tracking people moving behind solid walls using a network of radio transmitters.
US scientists have come up with a battery which, if it goes wrong, will probably be a bit more annoying than replacing one in an iPhone.
Researchers at the University of Southampton claim they have been able to communicate person-to-person through the power of thought alone.
An Italian scientist has successfully reproduced the Shroud of Turin and claims that he didn't need the Son of God or a miracle to do it.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a second stone circle just a mile from Stonehenge, and dating back to the same period.
It's probably true that fish have more intelligence than robots but
they know which way is up and down, and Nissan has copied the activity
of shoals with its Eporo robot car.
A report said that Honda, in conjunction with Purdue University and
the University of Louisville, has succeeded in producing carbon
nanotubes with metallic conductivity of 91 percent.
So much more fun than next week's boring Swedish version, the winners of the Ig Nobel prizes were announced last night.
If she'd been male, we'd probably have heard all about it a lot sooner. But it seems that Sue - the tyrannosaurus in the Field Museum of Chicago - was killed not by a bite but by a throat infection, in a discovery that may help explain why the rest of her species died out.
Subliminal messaging works best if it's scary, according to a team at University College London (UCL).
After his sterling success in producing a fair and accurate election result, Iran's science minister Kamran Daneshjou has been cutting and pasting science articles under his own name.