Beer drinkers are toasting a new study which suggests that beer is good for your bones as it is rich in silicon and may help prevent osteoporosis.
There now seems “little doubt” that Saturn’s moon Enceladus holds a “large body of liquid water” beneath its icy surface after a probe returned yet more evidence.
The non-religious know their right from wrong just as well as churchgoers, according to new research revealing a strong moral compass among atheists.
Transsexual film-maker Kimberly Reed has wowed America with new movie “Prodigal Sons” which tells the tale of two young brothers and their battle with sexual identity.
Congo has become the “world capital of rape, torture and mutilation” during the brutal war that has killed over 5.4m people and is still raging, writes The New York Times.
The Independent’s Liz Hoggard asks why heterosexual men refuse to emote on paper despite nearly 80 per cent of women desiring love letters.
Egyptian fruit bats apparently hit their food targets by deliberately not aiming at them. They point their sonar sound beam to either side of the target instead.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says President Obama needs to go to war with Iran to boost his chances of re-election, adding that the US is “ready for another revolution”.
A deluge of snow has hit Washington, leaving 200,000 without power and the streets deserted as a mammoth blizzard holds Capitol Hill in its freezing grasp.
Obama “has not ruled out” a New York federal court trial for 09/11 planner Kalid Sheikh Mohammed, but is considering objections by the city’s mayor and police commissioner.
Toads have "taken over" almost all of the modern world after an ancestral mutation allowed the creatures to thrive under drier conditions that their amphibian peers.
Ukraine’s opposition leader and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych has lived up to his name by claiming victory in eastern European country’s election run-off.
The New Orleans Saints danced as they celebrated trouncing the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 yesterday, marking the team's first ever Super Bowl win in its 43 year history.
Costa Rica has elected Laura Chinchilla as its first female president. The protégé of Nobel peace laureate President Oscar Arias won a landside victory.
A massive gas explosion ripped through a Connecticut-based power plant yesterday morning as workers cleaned a piping system, killing at least five and injuring many more.