Is this the future of solar cars?

As the days countdown to the upcoming World Solar Challenge in Australia, in which college student solar car teams race 3000 km across the Outback, the number of vehicles being unveiled continues to creep up. One of the latest is from the University of Minnesota, which took the wraps off its Daedalus entry last Thursday.

Common chemical makes species interbreed

A chemical found in many common plastics could have you copulating with other species and producing strange hybrid offspring... if you're a fish, at any rate.

GSM networks leak users' location

Security researchers have discovered it's possible to track a cellphone's location by listening to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers.

Team creates multicellular life in the lab

Biologists have persuaded a single-celled organism, brewer's yeast, to evolve into a multicellular cluster, mimicking one of the first stages of evolution on Earth.

World's food demand to double by mid-century

The amount of food the world needs could double by 2050, say scientists, with potentially devastating consequences for the planet.

Men call the shots on Wikipedia, say researchers

Wikipedia is overwhelmingly dominated by male editors, a new study has found - which is why Sex and the City receives so much less coverage than The Sopranos.

Team finds new source of green electricity

University of Minnesota engineers say they've discovered a completely new way of generating electricity.