Carbon-dating wines produced since the first atomic bomb tests can identify fake vintages, say chemists.
A white roof reflects heat and cools a building; a dark one absorbs it. But until now there hasn't been a material that could do both.
A massive galaxy in the early universe created stars up to 100 times faster than the modern-day Milky Way, say astronomers.
Cold fusion is widely regarded as being just about as practical a technology as a perpetual motion machine or the Philosopher's Stone.
The large Hadron Collider (LHC) has set a new record, accelerating particles to the highest speed yet.
We could soon all be strolling past the checkout with a cartful of goods, thanks to the development of new, printable, nano-based RFID tags.
An invisibility cloak is one step closer to reality, with a group of German and British scientists reporting that they've successfully created a prototype that works in three dimensions.
Saturn's rings aren't as neat and tidy as they appear, new observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show.
Physicists have created the largest ever quantum state, allowing an object large enough to be seen by the naked eye to be in two states at once.
Astronomers have discovered a gas-giant exoplanet locked into a circular orbit around its parent star.
New thermal images from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) are allowing astronomers to take a detailed look at the solar system's largest storm.
Excuse me while I pop my organic vegetables in the oven and wipe my hands on recycled kitchen roll. I'll only be a moment. Now, I'm ready to tell you all about the reasons why wonderful people like me just love to buy eco-friendly products.
Americans are getting more and more apathetic about environmental matters, according to a Gallup poll.
Forensic scientists now have a new way to track criminals and terrorists - through the germs they leave behind.
Humans and other mammals could regrow lost limbs, following the identification of a gene that appears to regulate regeneration.
The Secure World Foundation (SWF) has warned the UN that it may be too disorganised to avoid disaster in the event of a major meteorite strike.
Neuroscientists at University College London have taken another step towards mind-reading. They have developed a computer algorithm which allows them to tell which of three short films a person is thinking about via a brain scan.
Opponents of land-based wind farms have a new ally in the form of MIT. Researchers there say that, far from mitigating global warming, land-based wind turbines actually increase the temperature around them.
The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.
A group that has no ties to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be conducting a sweeping investigation into the group's research methodology, report findings, and negative allegations against them in a bid to gain back a sense of confidence and urgency among the population.