A palm-sized device inspired by a tiny purple beetle that feeds on palm leaves could one day enable humans to walk up walls in manner similar to comic book hero Spiderman.
The mass prescription of anti-retroviral drugs means that the global AIDS epidemic could be controlled and the disease eradicated within the next 40 years, according to predictions.
A younger ex-con who married a wealthy octogenarian widow, in what prosecutors allege was part of a massive swindle, has drawn attention to the vulnerability of senior citizens.
The discovery of an ancient hobbit-like species is rewriting the history of the human race, with scientists believing it was the little apemen, not Homo erectus, who first left Africa.
Sudan’s government has denied reports of a secret deal with the Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) which paved the way for a preliminary peace accord signed this week.
Just 24-hours after Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai warned western forces to minimise civilian casualties, a Nato air strike has killed 21 civilians including women and children.
As the CARD Act goes into effect on Monday regulating the credit card industry, credit companies will be looking to pass the cost of regulation onto consumers in a variety of ways.
Rainstorms and mudslides have killed at least 38 people on the island of Madeira which is an autonomous region of Portugal though it sits over 500 miles from the mainland.
Keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference Glenn Beck described progressive American politics as a cancer that the nation must rid itself of.
A new study contradicts the popular wisdom that people hide their true selves online suggesting that Facebook profiles are usually an accurate portrait of a person's personality.
As Secretary of State under President Reagan, Chief of Staff for Nixon and Ford and a four star general, Haig was a war hero and once wrongly assumed control of the Presidency.
The GOP are planning to challenge Democratic and Republican incumbents in this year's midterm elections even seeking to oust established members like John McCain.
An investigation has found that a construction company in Rome exchanged sexual favors for government contracts to help rebuild the earthquake-ravaged city of L'Aquila.
The Independent interviews quirky American film director Wes Anderson and finds his quirk and charm to be put on as by an actor in one of his films.
Connecting electric cars to a wider energy grid in places like San Diego could even out electricity production levels and earn consumers money by sharing power with the grid.