In the boldest move yet for the electric car industry, Nissan is set to offer the Leaf at under $33,000, bringing the final price to consumers to around $25,000 after a federal tax credit.
The Large Hadron Collider is up and running, and has produced its first high-energy collisions.
Scientists have discovered your moral compass - and it's just behind your right ear. MIT researchers have found they can successfully alter people's moral judgments by disrupting a specific brain region.
Greenpeace protested outside the offices of Dell yesterday in Bangalore, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, as Dell execs consider ways of cleaning up the company's products.
In an example of life imitating art - if art's the right word - NASA has released images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas looking for all the world like Pac-Man eating a dot.
Archaeologists have managed to painstakingly unearth a 3,500-year-old "Door to the Afterlife" that was originally placed in the tomb of an ancient high-ranking Egyptian official in Luxor.
UK researchers have developed a device to clear dangerous space garbage from lower earth orbit.
New NASA measurements show that the Gulf Stream has not slowed down over the past 15 years. In fact, it may even have sped up slightly.
The robot repertoire is pretty extensive these days, but there's been one notable omission - the ability to complain. But it's a fundamental feature of a new creation designed to help train dentists.
Australia... where men are men, the skies are huge, and T rex is a rather cute little thing.
Francisco Ayala, a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been awarded a £1 million prize for work of a spiritual nature.
The Asian monsoon is sending pollutants up to stratospheric heights and spreading them right across the globe, says the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
UK researchers reckon they are on track to take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into car fuel.
Analysis of a tiny fossil has indicated that a third type of hominin may have lived alongside early humans and Neanderthals in central Asia 40,000 years ago.
MIT and Korean researchers have developed a portable desalinator that could supply a small village using solar power.
Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity to run a wristwatch or wireless sensor - just from the ambient vibrations in the air.
The UK is to get its own space agency, consolidating a mess of different departments and budgets into a single authority.
Bill Gates (yes, really) and Toshiba are reported to be building a next-generation nuclear reactor.
European scientists have developed the first portable device that allows users to type merely by thinking.
New research suggests that it's raining helium in the interior of Jupiter. UC Berkeley scientists reckon this is the best way to explain why there's so much less neon in the outer layers of the planet than predicted.