Astronomers have released pictures of the dramatic embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed two supernovae.
They probably weren't trying to impress us with their delicate good looks - but Neanderthals wore makeup, according to new research.
Environmental organization Greenpeace has handed out glad green tidings for some tech companies and brickbats to others.
About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors - and could be causing mutations and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
The discovery of new fossil footprints indicates that our ancestors left the sea for the land at least 18 million years earlier than thought.
It's not what you'd expect from all those moronic overheard conversations - but heavy cellphone users are apparently less likely to suffer from memory loss.
Astronomers have worked out that around 15 percent of stars host solar systems like our own, with several gas giant planets in the outer regions.
A computer scientist reckons he's calculated pi to a record 2.7 trillion digits - on a PC.
NASA's Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) has captured footage of a comet being swallowed by the sun.
The winners of the 2009 Darwin Awards have been announced, and for the first time ever there's a woman on the shortlist.
Death is bad for business, says social networking site Facebook.
A Welsh researcher warns that sloppy spelling and grammar is dumbing down the language.
Two Zurich architects are producing 'blow-up' metal objects up to six meters across, thanks to a new welding robot.
New satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes as recently as three billion years ago.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered five planets located outside of our solar system.
Tossing a coin needn't be random at all, according to research.
Dolphins are almost as clever as people and should be given human status, according to a zoologist at Emory University.
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Invetech has designed a 3D bio-printer that will be used by scientists to advance human tissue repair and organ replacement.
In contradiction to perceived wisdom, the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide hasn't increased during the last five decades, or, indeed, for the last 150 years, claims new research