Size of the Universe measured to within one percent

The distance to a set of 1.2 million galaxies that are more than six billion light years away from Earth has been measured to an accuracy of one percent, scientists will announce during a press conference on Wednesday, 8 January 2014.

Asteroid Apophis passes safely past Earth

The massive asteroid Apophis shot past Earth last night, on a trajectory that will bring it even closer during its next flyby in 2029.

Bigger wasn't always better for plant-eating dinosaurs

The reason herbivore dinosaurs got so big was their environment, not their diet, researchers say.

Did dinosaurs have to get that big?

Cope's Rule - which states that small animals tend to evolve into larger ones - is sometimes true, sometimes not, a new statistical model shows.

Electric cars: How much does size matter?

With rave reviews for its new sedan and visitors to its small collection of flagship stores numbering in the millions, Tesla Motors is riding high.

Early birds wiped out giant flying insects

We have the first birds to thank for the fact that there are no longer any two-foot-long bugs buzzing about in the skies, say University of California, Santa Cruz scientists.

Did egg-laying lead to dinosaurs' extinction?

It was egg-laying that did for the dinosaurs, claims a new report, while viviparous mammals thrived.

Bigger is better, say phone users

So what do you think is the perfect size? An inch or so bigger than you've got at the moment? Then join the club.

Warming climate could make us all shrink

Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller.

New calculation of the size of the universe

An Australian PhD student  has produced one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding and thus how big it is. 

Finger length gives away penis size

You may want to get your ruler out at this point. South Korean researchers have discovered that there's a link between finger length and the length of a man's penis.

Team convinces subjects they're Barbie-doll sized

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have been messing with people's heads, convincing them that they're just a foot tall.

Raunchy Droid detects bra sizes

Are you ladies wearing a push-up bra for a grander effect? Or do you prefer the minimalist approach offered by a humble sports brassiere?