Global warming brings severe rainstorms

Extreme rainfall events are becoming more and more commmon across the globe as climate change brings higher temperatures, researchers say.

Humans killed off Tasmanian Tigers single-handed

It really is all our fault: the Tasmanian Tiger, or thylacine, was wiped out entirely by human actions; disease didn't play a part, as was previously thought.

Special relativity extended beyond light speed

University of Adelaide applied mathematicians have extended Einstein's theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light - despite the fact that the theory holds this to be impossible.

Heroin addiction blocked by scientists

An international team of scientists has succeeded in blocking morphine and heroin addiction, while at the same time increasing pain relief.