A single mutation around 30,000 years ago appears to be responsible for several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands.
Karate changes the brain - and not just through ill-judged kicks to the head.
A detailed genetic analysis has settled the question of how and when the first Americans arrived in the continent.
A new type of super-fast memory is on the cards, thanks to the creation of the first purely silicon oxide-based Resistive RAM memory chip that can operate in ambient conditions.
A group of academics has suggested a pragmatic, if radical, solution to the problem of continuing commercial whaling - putting a price on the animals.
Scientists believe they finally have an explanation for why magnetized rocks are found on the moon, even though it now has no magnetic field.
There's a direct link between the number of Facebook friends a person has and the size of particular brain regions, say researchers at University College London (UCL).
British scientists have poured cold water on US research that claimed to have identified a gene responsible for ageing.
In a study that could have important implications for the abortion debate, neuroscientists say they've established that fetuses can't distinguish pain from touch until 35-37 weeks gestation – just before they'd normally be born.
British scientists are looking for signs that we live in a multiverse - with multiple alternative universes existing in their own individual bubbles.
Open source software is actually more secure than its often more expensive alternatives, say researchers at the University of Warwick and UCL Medical School.
Four hours' screen time a day more than doubles the risk of a heart attack, according to scientists at University College London.