Think carefully before you 'like' a particular song on Facebook: you could be giving away your sexual orientation, political views or even your drug use.
A lucky find has allowed scientists to identify one of the earliest evolutionary examples of limbs used for feeding, along with the oldest nervous system to stretch beyond the head in fossil record.
University of Cambridge scientists have created a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions for the first time.
A mysterious 100-year-old Spanish globe appears to be an interactive teaching aid - 'perhaps the Wikipedia of its day', say researchers.
Unbreakable quantum cryptography could become a mainstream reality, following the discovery that it's possible to use it over today's fiber networks.
In a blow to the highly-popular theory of supersymmetry, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN have spotted one of the rarest particle decays ever seen in nature.
University of Cambridge scientists have discovered a new set of enormous, rapidly growing supermassive black holes in the early universe.
Scientists at Cambridge University say they've worked out why the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011 was so much larger than expected.
Just as we were all getting used to being part-Neanderthal, Cambridge University scientists say we might not be, after all.
Scientists say they've made a major breakthrough in understanding Earth's climate machine by reconstructing highly accurate records of changes in ice volume and deep-ocean temperatures over the last 1.5 million years.
The long-ago extinctions of some of the world's largest animals were caused by both human activity and natural climate change, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
British and canadian researchers have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature is the most primitive known vertebrate - and therefore the ancestor of us all.
University of Cambridge scientists have developed a new type of solar cell that could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25 percent.
We have manmade global warming to thank for the fact that we're not all shivering in an ice age, according to research from Cambridge University that's likely to prove highly controversial.
Booting your children outside to play can not only boost their physical fitness - it can cut the chances of their developing shortsightedness, researchers say.
A team of British scientists is to build what amounts to an artificial volcano, pumping sulphate particles into the atmosphere.
Scoffing large amounts of chocolate could cut the risk of heart disease by a third, new research suggests.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have concluded that enhanced tree growth in tropical forests could stimulate micro-organisms and lead to a release of stored soil carbon.
People are happiest at home, and most miserable at work - that's the conclusion of a new study which tracks people’s emotional behaviour through their mobile phones.
Creationists still won't like it, but a new study indicates that the Earth is rather younger than previously believed - up to 70 million years younger, says the team.