As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit.
A new study appears to back up the idea that building more wind power in order to meet peak demand – even if the turbines sometimes produce more energy than the grid needs – could be a better strategy than spending resources on trying to store the energy in batteries.
A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.
Online game companies need to be more socially responsible for over-addictive use of their products to avoid government intervention, according to a new study by Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham Trent universities.
Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player's hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to make better and faster use of visual input, according to Duke University researchers.
The research arm of the United States intelligence community is known as IARPA, an acronym for the Intelligence Advanced Research Agency.
A vehicle capable of driving itself may sound like something out of a science fiction story, but General Motors (GM) expects to equip its vehicles with such technology by the middle of this decade.
It is common knowledge that alcohol impairs judgement - if consumed in sufficient quantity.
It's a long-standing piece of folk wisdom - and research now indicates it's true. Many homophobic people have a strong physical attraction to their own sex.
A group of British scientists has failed to replicate the findings of a controversial study that appeared to show the existence of psychic abilities.
Hydraulic fracturing of shale formations, or fracking, to extract natural gas doesn't cause groundwater contamination, a new report has found.
I'm sure we all know people who just can't seem to put down their smartphone and stay off Twitter or Facebook for even a couple of hours at a time.
The European Cyclists' Federation has taken the trouble to calculate just how far greenhouse gas emissions could be cut if we all followed their example.
We're worrying too much about teen sexting, according to two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center.
As the Arctic warms, thawing permafrost will release greenhouse gases faster and in greater amounts than previously believed.
Most underage Facebook users are joining the site with the full knowledge - and even help - of their parents.
In what's described as the largest ever study on the cancer risk of cellphones, Danish researchers have found no link between phone use and brain tumors.
A new study from the Environmental Health Trust has found that children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones as do adults.
Most of the last year's high profile hacking attacks could easily have been avoided, according to a Federal study.
Make the most of daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial - because they're set for a big decline, according to a Rice University professor.