Luke Skywalker was first man on the moon, say kids

The Queen invented the telephone, and Isaac Newton discovered fire - according to British schoolchildren, anyway.

Governments use internet as tool of control

Two reports have concluded that governments around the world are increasingly limiting freedom of expression on the internet.

'Telepathy' algorithm can distinguish between memories

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.

Wind farms could raise temperatures

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.

Google app shows shoppers what's in stock nearby

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.

Space station could operate until 2028

The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.

Chinese moms picked for space mission

China has opted for married mothers over single women in its selection of its first female astronauts.

Meteorites may have nurtured early life on Earth

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.

Institute says it can mass-produce graphene

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.

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The internet - yes, the internet - is believed to be in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Seoul introduces new type of electric vehicle

What's being called the world's first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) has been introduced in Seoul.

Woman fails to shut down Large Hadron Collider

A German woman has failed in her bid to stop evil scientists from destroying the world.

Developed world 'outsourcing' carbon emissions

Europe is effectively outsourcing a third of its carbon emissions overseas, according to a new study.

Sex sites go on sale

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.

Chilean quake moved entire city ten feet west

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.

Binary star has a five-minute orbit

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 finds new way to make electricity

MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.

New evidence found for Snowball Earth

Geologists have found evidence that ice covered the whole world 716.5 million years ago.

Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness... and internet access

Four in five people around the world reckon internet access is their fundamental right, according to a poll conducted for BBC World Service.

Organic molecules discovered in Orion Nebula

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.