Former vice president Dick Cheney has been hospitalised after experiencing chest pains, having previously had four heart attacks.
A Twitter typo served as inspiration for a super fast and convenient way of paying for goods online called Twitpay, invented by Alabama-based computer programmer Michael Ivey.
A regular system of 26 symbols thought to be the origins of written language crop up in stone carvings throughout the prehistoric world – now experts are trying to decipher their meaning.
The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says the “rapid apologies” by Nato forces after the killing of Afghan civilians “show a significant political and military change in the Afghan war”.
A Texan mother was startled to find a severed snake's head in a packet of frozen green beans while cooking for her family of four kids in Houston.
Investigation by a tenacious media organisation in Texas has exposed the shady circumstances by which the state gave away samples of hundreds of newborn babies' blood.
An Afghan immigrant, Najibullah Zazi, 25, has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to planning a suicide bomb attack on the city’s subway system.
Afghani Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Kabir has been “seized in Pakistan” according to American media reports which say he was picked up in the city of Nowshera.
The National Enquirer has another piece of scandalous news for its clamouring public – it hopes to win a Pulitzer Prize for its revelations about the private life of John Edwards.
Concerns about GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s diabetes drug’s links to heart attacks have been reignited after a Senate report urged the Food and Drug Administration to make changes.
The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to entice independent voters by deploying volunteers from the Obama campaign arm known as “Organizing for America”.
A diverse range of corals harboring unusual symbiotic algae in the warm Indian Ocean suggests resilience to future global warming, Penn State researchers have found.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for sweeping changes in the way food is designed and labelled to minimise children’s chances of choking after recent deaths.
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.