University installs solar-harvesting pavement

Thanks to the increasing affordability of the solar panel, we often talk about the energy-generating potential of rooftops. Just imagine if every roof was a miniature power plant, turning sunlight into clean electricity?

Sunspots linked to weather

German scientists say they've confirmed something long suspected: that the weather in some regions of Earth is influenced by the sun's 11-year cycle of activity.

Scammers 'steal' university website

A fake university created to scam Asian students out of fees found a novel way of making itself look legitimate - it stole another college's website.

Science bars redefine going out and partying

We all know that pubs and cafes have long been a breeding ground for new ideas and literary works of art, but could cafes be the new place for learning about... science?

Journalism instructor forced to resign over steamy chats

A journalism instructor at the University of North Carolina has been forced to resign after engaging in a scandalous series of online sex chats with a female student.

Only 2.5% of people can call-and-drive successfully

Do you really think you can use a cell phone and drive at the same time, without losing any focus at all? If you can, you're a very rare breed, according to a study that looked at a new way to analyze the mobile phone effect while driving.