A century-long debate about whether quantum mechanics described reality or masked a deeper layer, as Einstein suggested, has concluded – quantum reality won
Sleep, don't sneeze, second time unlucky for psychology studies, the invisible threat of roads and more
Just over a year after eliminating polio, the country has declared that tetanus is no longer a public health threat, thanks to more hygienic birth practises
In the run-up to a debate on deep-sea fishing, new data suggests trawling should be banned below 600 metres to protect threatened species
Fresh off its July fly-by of Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is bound for a tiny object even further from the sun
A two-year investigation into Europe's electronic waste found that most of it is stolen, mismanaged, illegally traded, or just thrown away.
Certain exercises can reduce the gaps in our visual field, and may eventually help those with eye damage to see better
Four species of the iconic birds on the Galapagos Islands rub themselves with leaves that deter mosquitoes and parasitic flies
Two types of mirid bug engage in roaring duels, possibly to establish dominance or attract females, but how they make the noise is unknown
The first evidence that ancient microbes colonised subsea mantle rock hints at how life might have emerged on Earth – and even other worlds
Heart cells grown on a special mesh can be built up into living, beating tissue that could mend damage after heart attacks
In 1994, comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smacked into Jupiter – analysis of that impact could help us detect similar collisions in other solar systems
A rare observation of cranes flying in foggy conditions reveals that they circle cautiously and make noise to stay in touch with the rest of the flock
Africa's raptor birds, especially vultures, are experiencing drastic declines as more are being hunted for meat and use in traditional cures
Psychotropic drugs such as antipsychotics are being prescribed to subdue people with intellectual disability who are not mentally ill
The theory behind why cables get tangled could explain both cosmic inflation and why we experience only three dimensions of space
A new site invites people to vote on which note should come next in a melody. Can a mob of strangers on the internet really write a good tune together?
A gentle jolt of electricity could nudge your muscles into learning a new skill or add an extra dimension to virtual reality. Hal Hodson got hooked up
Firstborn women are more likely to be overweight then their little sisters. A result of their parents doting on them, or their mother's inexperienced womb?