Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin
Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.
Daimler gives look at autonomous 'living space' car
German automaker Daimler on Monday showed its vision of the driverless car, a prototype vehicle that allows four passengers to face each other as the vehicle finds its way.
Small volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions.
Greek Bronze Age ended 100 years earlier than thought, new evidence suggests
Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization may be incorrect by up to a century, according to new radiocarbon analyses.
Mathematical modelling provides insights into the origins and evolution of folk tales
New insights into the origins and development of folk tales such as Little Red Riding Hood are being provided by the application of scientific analysis more commonly used by biologists to produce an evolutionary ...
NOAA says world in 2013 was fourth hottest on record (Update 2)
Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe.
Does a competent leader make a good friend?
New research shows that when we elect leaders and politicians we tend to prefer dominant-looking, masculine men, but when we are looking to make new friends we seek the opposite.
Geoscientist claims to have found mystery volcano that caused mighty 13th century blast
Wikipedia's 'Goan war' unmasked as elaborate hoax
It went undetected for five years on Wikipedia, but now a seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax.
The Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands were colonised much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn't by the Vikings, according to new research.
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
Hubble catches a spiral in the air pump
(Phys.org) —Lying more than 110 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) is the spiral galaxy IC 2560, shown here in an image from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. ...
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented ...