No, it’s not a scene from the 1990 film Arachnophobia. And, yes the killer spiders are coming. But only if you live in Sidney, Australia which has been invaded by funnel-web spiders.
A federal aerospace panel has warned that NASA could face serious safety issues if it carries out plans to rely on private companies to send its astronauts into space in the future.
Shankar Vedantam’s new book “The Hidden Brain” is based on his belief that the human brain can reveal biases such as racism that we would avoid consciously acknowledging.
A person’s aptitude for recognising faces is heritable, and is inherited separately from general intelligence or IQ, according to twin studies at MIT and in Beijing.
A new report going back 10,000 years found most of today’s European men are genetically linked to farmers which suggests farmers were more attractive than hunter gatherers.
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates is finally living up to his computer-aficionado status and has joined Twitter – attracting 2008 followers per minute on his first day.
There’s no proof that electronic cigarettes are safer than their paper and tobacco counterparts according to Greek scientists worried by their growing popularity.
The earth shook in the Cayman Islands yesterday rattling resident's nerves more than the 5.8 Richter scale quake, prompting fears of a repeat of the devastation in Haiti.
World aid agencies are appealing to Israel to unlock the Gaza strip after a Palestinian school girl Fida Hejji died of cancer while awaiting permission to go to an Israeli hospital.
A manhunt involving hundreds of police and helicopters has been launched in Virginia after a rogue gunman went on the rampage and killed eight people.
Republican Scott Brown won the last night’s Senate race in Massachusetts and has vowed to use his deciding vote to move against healthcare reforms in a bitter blow for Obama.
As desperate Haitians flee the horrors of earthquake-stricken Port-au-Prince the hundreds of thousands of dead are being denied burials and the funeral rites that accompany them.
Doubts have been raised about the apparent suicides of three Guantanimo Bay detainees who had reportedly been taken to a secret location just hours before their deaths.
Kraft has agreed to acquire 150-year-old British chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s in a share transaction worth £11.5m sparking fears that the company’s ethos will be compromised.
A luxury cruise liner which usually delivers tourists to a beach near Port-au-Prince has said it will donate spare sun loungers and beach furniture to make a temporary hospital for victims.