Global warming put on hold for a few decades

Opinion That sound you can hear is climate scientists desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel in a failed bid to maintain the credibility of AGW.

Suzaku Finds supernova 'fireballs'

Astronomers have released pictures of the dramatic embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed two supernovae.

Neanderthals liked to wear a bit of slap

They probably weren't trying to impress us with their delicate good looks - but Neanderthals wore makeup, according to new research.

Nokia gets a Greenpeace gong

Environmental organization Greenpeace has handed out glad green tidings for some tech companies and brickbats to others.

Human genome carries 40 million-year-old virus

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.

Footprints of earliest land animals found

The discovery of new fossil footprints indicates that our ancestors left the sea for the land at least 18 million years earlier than thought.

A cure for Alzheimers? Yakking on the phone

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.

Fifteen percent of solar systems are like ours

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.

Pi calculated to record number of digits

A computer scientist reckons he's calculated pi to a record 2.7 trillion digits - on a PC.

NASA observes comet plunging into the sun

NASA's Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) has captured footage of a comet being swallowed by the sun.

Darwin Awards honor the world's stupidest

The winners of the 2009 Darwin Awards have been announced, and for the first time ever there's a woman on the shortlist.

Facebook doesn't want you to kill yourself

Death is bad for business, says social networking site Facebook.

The web is killing English

A Welsh researcher warns that sloppy spelling and grammar is dumbing down the language.

Architects create inflatable metal structures

Two Zurich architects are producing 'blow-up' metal objects up to six meters across, thanks to a new welding robot.

New Mars images show ancient lakes

New satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes as recently as three billion years ago.

NASA's Kepler telescope discovers five exoplanets

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered five planets located outside of our solar system.

Heads I win, tails you lose

Tossing a coin needn't be random at all, according to research.

Dolphins are people, say scientists

Dolphins are almost as clever as people and should be given human status, according to a zoologist at Emory University.

EU launches road train project

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Invetech designs 3D bio-printer for human tissue repair

Invetech has designed a 3D bio-printer that will be used by scientists to advance human tissue repair and organ replacement.