Other sunlike stars could be more hospitable to life

Most stars in the Milky Way that resemble our sun are more likely to host planets that support life than our own.

Violent video games make people aggressive - sometimes

Researchers say they may have explained why some studies show that violent video games make players more aggressive, while others don't: it's all in the style of play.

Team predicts future regional temperatures for North America

The first detailed predictions of future temperatures across North America have been produced, using a combination of climate models and some complicated statistics.

Engineers embroider antennas onto clothes

Ohio State University engineers are getting pretty handy with a sewing machine, working on ways to incorporate radio antennas directly into clothing using plastic film and metallic thread.

Lone inventor creates stronger steel

A Detroit inventor has found a way to make steel seven percent stronger than any steel on record, offering the promise of lighter, thinner car bodies and stronger armored vehicles.

GPS used to detect illegal nuclear tests

At this week's Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) meeting, American researchers will unveil a new tool for detecting illegal nuclear explosions: the Earth’s global positioning system (GPS).

Relaxing games make people kinder

Numerous studies have indicated that violent video games lead to more aggression and anger. But for the first time, someone's checked to see whether the opposite is true, and found that relaxing video games can make people happier and more kind.

Email fosters 'vicious' rumor-mongering

Spending lots of time on the internet doesn't make you more gullible - but reading rumor-filled emails does, say researchers.

Good at games? Thank your basal ganglia

Researchers say they can predict a person's ability at video games simply by giving them an MRI.