Schrödinger's Cat could be visible after all

Schrödinger's Cat could be (almost) as easy to observe as the internet's millions of LOLcats, with confirmation that there may be a way round Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle after all.

Cosmic radiation puts astronauts at risk of Alzheimer's

Even with shielding, the amount of cosmic radiation involved in a trip to Mars could put astronauts on the path to Alzheimer's disease.

Emotional intelligence for smartphones?

Engineers have developed a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, bringing the prospect of a phone that can pick up on your mood and, say, play you music to match.

Twitter use reveals more than you think

Your friends' tweets may be giving away more information about you than you realise, say sneaky computer scientists at the University of Rochester.

Online dating: unscientific, but it works

Online dating has shed its stigma, and is  now the most popular way of meeting a partner, other than through friends.

Obsessed smartphone users experience 'phantom vibrations'

Many people are so hooked on their phones that they experience 'phantom vibrations' and think they've received a text when they haven't.

'Saturn on steroids' discovered

Astrophysicists have for the first time observed a Saturn-like ringed planet orbiting a star like our own.

Team overrides faulty genetic signalling for first time

Scientists have discovered an entirely new way to change the genetic code, bringing hope of treatments for devastating genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and many forms of cancer.

Action games tune decision-making skills

Video gamers make the right real-life decisions more quickly, according to scientists from the University of Rochester.