An engineer at the University of Michigan thinks our cars just have it too easy. Instead of sitting idle for hours in parking lots, they should be earning their keep by helping store power for the electricity grid.
A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.
NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.
Ocean acidifcation is taking place at a faster rate than has been seen in the last 65 million years - and it's still accelerating.
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.
A new analysis of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago has revealed the presence of millions of organic compounds.
Physicists have created a 'quark soup' with a temperature of four trillion degrees Celcius - almost as hot as the temperature just after the Big Bang.
MIT thinks it might be able to eliminate cooking forever through a series of research projects.
Your reporter once had to explain to a toddler why it was vital that she take malaria pills on holiday. The child nodded sagely and asked whether she was supposed to throw the pills at the mosquitoes.
The US military has successfully downed a test missile with an airborne high-energy laser.
UCLA chemists have created synthetic gene-like crystals that they say could capture heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions.
The Hubble space telescope has for the first time snapped the flickering aurorae that light up both of Saturn's poles.
It would be a lot easier than converting the Godless: a quick bash at the right bit of the brain, and they could be as religious and righteous as you.
The Milky Way@Home project - which ropes in home computer users to help map the galaxy - says its combined computing power has now overtaken the second-most-powerful supercomputer in the world.
Sydney's University of Technology knows its Sydney Tower is pretty hideous - it even says so on the website. So in traditional fashion, it's decided to put a paper bag over its head.
A team of intrepid scientists has successfully concluded a DNA analysis of human hair found preserved in Greenland’s permafrost.
A new study turns perceived wisdom on its head, concluding that some dinosaurs may actually have descended from birds.
A top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems - the so-called tipping point.
It's looking more and more likely that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large body of sub-surface water, increasing hopes that it may harbour life.
The US Commerce Department is to set up an office to provide data on climate change to businesses and communities.