What made Einstein's brain cleverer than yours

Scientists have examined newly-discovered photographs of Albert Einstein's brain, and discovered several unusual features that they say may help explain his genius.

Fetuses can't tell touch from pain until shortly before birth

In a study that could have important implications for the abortion debate, neuroscientists say they've established that fetuses can't distinguish pain from touch until 35-37 weeks gestation – just before they'd normally be born.

Team develops 'pacemaker for the brain'

Israeli cientists have developed an implantable  chip that delivers precise stimulation to control disorders such as depression or Parkinson's disease.