Was human evolution caused by climate change?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research published in Science applies knowledge gained from studying plants & animals to better understand significant events in human evolution.

Heavy demand expected as iPad goes on sale Friday

Let the wild rumpus start. The customary storefront crowds are expected to gather as Apple's latest iPad goes on sale Friday. Long lines are likely even though customers could have ordered the new tablet computer ahead of ...

Process makes polymers truly plastic

Just as a chameleon changes its color to blend in with its environment, Duke University engineers have demonstrated for the first time that they can alter the texture of plastics on demand, for example, switching back and ...

Slovenia freezes ACTA ratification

Slovenia's centre-right government on Thursday froze the ratification of the controversial anti-online piracy pact ACTA until the European Union reaches a common position on the issue.

Skydiver aims to jump from 23 miles, go supersonic (Update 2)

"Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has jumped 2,500 times from planes and helicopters, as well as some of the highest landmarks and skyscrapers on the planet - the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the Millau ...

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