For the first time, water and organic molecules have been detected on an asteroid. The discovery lends plausibility to the theory that both life on earth and water arrived through asteroid strikes.
The Environmental Protection Agency report says climate change is unequivocally causing hurricanes and heat waves.
It's pretty good going to get 34,369 Twitter followers (and counting) after a single tweet - and over 12,000 of those signed up to follow Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez before he'd even typed a word.
Four senators are calling on Facebook to recosider its decision to reveal users' personal information to third party websites - information that they were previously able to keep private.
A former network administrator has been convicted of hijacking San Francisco's computer network and refusing to tell his bosses the passwords.
The US' hi-tech industry cut nearly 250,000 jobs last year, after rour years of growth in a row.
Common bacteria found on spacecraft may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars long enough to inadvertently contaminate Mars with terrestrial life.
A team of researchers from Japan and Michigan Technological University has built a massively parallel molecular computer.
A Google software engineer has discovered another privacy hole in Facebook - and illustrated it by publishing a list of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's planned public events.
The Supreme Court has agreed to reevaluate whether playing violent games is a constitutional right of the under-eighteens.
A German team has developed software that lets drivers steer simply by looking in the direction they want to go.
They say strangers are just friends you haven't met yet - but it's not a view Stephen Hawking shares. In a new documentary series for the Discovery channel, he suggests that we should be avoiding making contact with aliens at all costs.
WHOI scientists have discovered a group of giant asphalt domes under the sea off Santa Barbara, California.
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday today with the release of another photo that could come straight from the cover of a 1970s prog rock album.
A Florida modeling website has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges for obscene pictures which netted the company over $1 million.
Save the whale, and it'll save you too, say Australian scientists, by recycling iron in the ocean through its poo.
Skype's European director of government and regulatory affairs Jean-Jacques Sahel has hit out at mobile operators for jeopardising net neutrality through greed.
The oceans are acidifying more quickly than at any time in hundreds of thousands of years, the National Research Council has reported to Congress.
Caltech researchers have built a device that produces highly focused, high-amplitude acoustic signals dubbed 'sound bullets'.
The new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) could be as important to science as the Hubble Space Telescope, says NASA, as it releases its first close-up pictures of the sun.