Professor develops simple cancer test

A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.

Massive cyberattack hits systems worldwide

A new type of Trojan has attacked 750,000 computers around the world, affecting 2,500 companies and government agencies.

WISE telescope offers up 'candy store' of images

NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.

Website tells burglars when you're out

A new website called PleaseRobMe aims to highlight the dangers of broadcasting your every move on Twitter.

Ocean acidification fastest in 65 million years

Ocean acidifcation is taking place at a faster rate than has been seen in the last 65 million years - and it's still accelerating.

Most online content should be free, say users

It's not the conclusive answer they were probably hoping for, but Nielsen has found from a massive survey that people 'might' be prepared to pay for online content.

Cyberattack cripples US (You mean you missed it?)

Yesterday, a massive cyberattack took place against the US.

Cheap DNA test diagnoses genetic diseases

Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva.

Ancient meteorite packed with organic compounds

A new analysis of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago has revealed the presence of millions of organic compounds.

Scientists recreate Big Bang 'quark soup'

Physicists have created a 'quark soup' with a temperature of four trillion degrees Celcius - almost as hot as the temperature just after the Big Bang.

MIT aims to do away with cooks

MIT thinks it might be able to eliminate cooking forever through a series of research projects.

Star Wars technology zaps mozzies in flight

Your reporter once had to explain to a toddler why it was vital that she take malaria pills on holiday. The child nodded sagely and asked whether she was supposed to throw the pills at the mosquitoes.

Dating scammers look forward to Valentine's Day gifts

Spare a thought for all those poor, lonely sheep farmers in Australia, who are apparently falling for online dating scams like never before.