'Artificial eye' to detect particles
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Forest land rights need global focus
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:48:00 GMT
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:43:17 GMT
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Chin strap turns chewing into power
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
Better mobility key for clean cities
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:29:09 GMT
Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.
Nasa picks astronaut ship designs
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:09 GMT
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
Richard III death injuries revealed
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:29:50 GMT
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.
Ebola vaccine trial begins
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:04:45 GMT
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.