An international research group has for the first time demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation, without needing to know the answer before the start.
Flowers 'advertise' the presence of nectar to bees using electrical signals, say University of Bristol researchers, by indicating whether they've recently been visited by another bee.
A huge computational analysis has revealed that opsins - the light-sensitive proteins key to vision - may have evolved earlier than previously believed.
A trick used by fish to overcome a basic law of physics could lead to improvements in the efficiency of LED lights.
If you woke up over the weekend realising you'd overdone it a little the night before, the reason might be the glass you were drinking from.
While it's long been known that large herbivores like Diplodocus got through enormous amounts of plants, their exact eating habits have remained unknown.
It's not just artistic types that find math a turn-off and try to avoid having to deal with it - scientists do the same.
The well-known cave paintings at El Castillo in Northern Spain possibly weren't produced by modern humans at all, say scientists, but by Neanderthals.
The Earth's greatest mass extinction, 250 million years ago, was so severe that it took 10 million years for the planet to recover.
Examining crystals formed deep within volcanoes could give a year's warning of impending eruptions, say scientists.
British researchers have mimicked the camouflaging abilities of creatures such as squid and zebrafish, in research that could help soldiers stay out of sight.
Ever wondered what the Jurassic sounded like? One group of paleontologists did. And through analysis of some cricket fossils and comparisons with modern insects, they reckon they've found out.
British scientists have developed a soap that respondes to magnetic fields, meaning it could potentially be used to capture oil spills.
A team of British scientists reckon they can predict the success of a pop song with abut 60 percent accuracy using a machine learning algorithm.
All the gold in the Earth's crust was delivered there by meteorites, accoring to researchers at the University of Bristol.
The 'death grip' that interferes with a smartphone's signal is real and widespread, according to scientists at the University of Bristol.
UK researchers reckon they are on track to take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into car fuel.