Drinking coffee could reduce heart failure risk and stroke, study finds
A drinking coffee and sticking to a plant-based diet could help reduce the risk of heart failure, scientists say. A study of five different kinds...
Sense of smell could be a clue to dementia
Older people with a poor sense of smell have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, US research...
Robot breakthrough: 3D ‘muscle’ lifts 1000 times its own weight
An artificial muscle that lifts 1000 times its own weight could pave the way for lifelike robots that make Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator...
Foetus discovered inside body of fossilised ichthyosaur
The remains of an unborn baby have been found inside the fossilised body of a 200 million-year-old sea reptile. The 3.5-metre pregnant...
Human tendency to kill is because we’re primates – study
A propensity to kill and maim members of our own species is largely programmed into human genes because we are primates, scientists...
Computers ‘can assess boredom levels’
Researchers say boredom levels can be assessed by computers measuring "non-instrumental" small body movements - in other words, fidgeting.
Fracking good news on a mining boom winner
The noise of fracking machinery appears to benefit hummingbirds, boosting their nesting capacity and scaring away predators.
Serious cycling ‘keeps you young’: study
A study of fit amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 has found many are physically and biologically much younger than most people...
Universal flu vaccine hopes
Immunisation against non-threatening bird flu strains may provide the key to a "universal" flu vaccine, research suggests.
Dolphins ‘squeal with pleasure’
Dolphins and whales use sound to express emotion, says new study.