Gene discovery could help amputees grow new limbs

Humans and other mammals could regrow lost limbs, following the identification of a gene that appears to regulate regeneration.

'Telepathy' algorithm can distinguish between memories

Neuroscientists at University College London have taken another step towards mind-reading. They have developed a computer algorithm which allows them to tell which of three short films a person is thinking about via a brain scan.

Global warming study gets external, independent review

A group that has no ties to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be conducting a sweeping investigation into the group's research methodology, report findings, and negative allegations against them in a bid to gain back a sense of confidence and urgency among the population.

Meteorites may have nurtured early life on Earth

Far from wiping out life on earth, heavy meteorite bombardment four billion years ago could have given a boost to the microbes that were our ancestors, new research has found.

Institute says it can mass-produce graphene

It's not much use developing clever new materials in the lab unless they can be mass-produced. And while graphene has been exciting scientists and chip developers for a while, it's always been tricky to make.

Woman fails to shut down Large Hadron Collider

A German woman has failed in her bid to stop evil scientists from destroying the world.

Chilean quake moved entire city ten feet west

The massive earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far away as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.

MIT finds new way to make electricity

MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.

New evidence found for Snowball Earth

Geologists have found evidence that ice covered the whole world 716.5 million years ago.

Evidence 'conclusive' that asteroid wiped out dinosaurs in days

A major international study has found overwhelming evidence that a massive asteroid impact in did indeed wipe out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

How do you know if you're having sex?

Researchers from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University asked a representative sample of 486 18- to 96-year-olds what the term meant to them.

UpChucky awards honor clueless creationists

A new award from the National Center for Science Education aims to honor the year's most stupid creationist.

Too much screen time makes kids antisocial

Spending hours glued to the television or PC damages childrens' relationships with their friends and parents, according to a new study.

Women and children first? Not if the men are in a hurry

It takes time to get yourself into a self-sacrificing frame of mind, according to research into the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania.

Scientists create the music of the spheres

Scientists can now listen to a set of solar wind data that's usually represented visually, as numbers or graphs.

Intelligent people more likely to be left-wing atheists

Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology and atheism, a statistical study has found.

Never give a chimp a short pint

Chimps can tell the difference between different volumes of liquid, even when the bartender hides his actions.

Taking a nap makes you brainier

Leave this article up on your screen - in case the boss comes by - and settle down comfortably. According to University of California scientists, a lunchtime nap not only refreshes you but can actually make you smarter.

Professor develops simple cancer test

A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.

Cheap DNA test diagnoses genetic diseases

Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva.