The original account of the moment that Sir Isaac Newton got clunked on the head by a falling apple has gone online for the first time.
Anything you'd like to know about the atmosphere on Mars? ESA and NASA are inviting scientists from across the world to propose instruments for their joint Mars mission, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
Surgeons at the UC Davis Medical Center have for the first time used artificial muscles, helping patients with facial paralysis to blink.
It all sounds a bit Harry Potter, but a team of British scientists has managed to tie light in knots, an achievement that could have important implications for laser technology.
Stress really does cause cancer - in fruit flies, at least - Yale researchers have discovered.
Austrian scientists have defended an experiment in which pigs were buried alive in snow, after animal rights activists succeeded in halting the project.
Alzheimer's could soon be detected through a simple eye test, way before symptoms appear.
Europe's largest fleet of underwater robot gliders is about to embark on its first research mission in the tropical Atlantic.
Israeli engineers have successfully tested a 'fancraft' - a robot vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft that hovers using fans.
The good news is that finding the perfect girlfriend is easier than contacting an alien civilisation. The bad news is that the odds are still pretty long.
Us double-X-ers can't feel quite so smug any more: apparently the Y chromosome isn't stagnating or decaying, as was previously thought, but is in fact evolving quite rapidly.
The world's first artificial pancreas is on the way, potentially freeing millions of diabetes patients from insulin injections and blood sugar checks.
The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) has officially endorsed the deployment of full body scanners in major US airports.
Your salad dressing could become an electronics factory, if work from the University of Minnesota bears fruit.
Researchers at the University of Southampton are embarking on a project to develop a new kind of information processing technology inspired by the chemical processes in living systems.
NASA is to start listening out for radio transmissions from the Phoenix Mars Lander next week, although it doesn't hold out much hope.
Astronomers have reportedly spotted an unknown space object hurtling towards the planet Earth.
Google has upgraded its free, cloud-based Docs suite by supporting "all file types" and increasing maximum upload limits to 250MB.
A consortium led by Bell Labs is aiming to 'reinvent the network', making comms technologies a thousand times more energy efficient than they are today, and making a major impact on CO2 emissions worldwide.
In its latest attempt to show us just how much it cares about our welfare, McDonalds is to carry out a three-year study into methane emissions from cattle.