The Queen invented the telephone, and Isaac Newton discovered fire - according to British schoolchildren, anyway.
Two reports have concluded that governments around the world are increasingly limiting freedom of expression on the internet.
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.
It's been on the cards for some time, and now Google has introduced a Product Search service allowing cellphone users to check out the inventory in local stores.
The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.
China has opted for married mothers over single women in its selection of its first female astronauts.
Far from wiping out life on earth, heavy meteorite bombardment four billion years ago could have given a boost to the microbes that were our ancestors, new research has found.
It's not much use developing clever new materials in the lab unless they can be mass-produced. And while graphene has been exciting scientists and chip developers for a while, it's always been tricky to make.
The internet - yes, the internet - is believed to be in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
What's being called the world's first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) has been introduced in Seoul.
A German woman has failed in her bid to stop evil scientists from destroying the world.
Europe is effectively outsourcing a third of its carbon emissions overseas, according to a new study.
It's been described the most valuable internet domain name in the world, and it's coming up for auction in about ten days' time.
The massive earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far away as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.
An international team of astronomers has discovered a weird pair of stars which orbit around each other in just five and a half minutes.
MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.
Geologists have found evidence that ice covered the whole world 716.5 million years ago.
Four in five people around the world reckon internet access is their fundamental right, according to a poll conducted for BBC World Service.
ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.