No pain, no gain. People who gladly underwent electric shocks for cash in an experiment were more willing to sacrifice money to reduce others' pain than they were to reduce their own.
Handling stress could make your children better at dealing with their own problems, research reveals.
A recent study is here to tell you that your birth control might be making your boyfriend ugly. More specifically, the science suggests that a woman taking the pill when she meets her boyfriend...
Scientists at the world's largest smasher have discovered two new subatomic particles that could widen our understanding of the universe.
Aspiring superheroes may soon be able to climb like Spider-Man. Scientists working with the US military have developed a material that enables a human to scale a vertical glass wall.
Its horrors aren't to be taken lightly: the obsession, the addiction, the wasted months, the sleepless nights as you strategically weigh up transfers and tactics. And finally, that tear-strewn,...
- Yes: 59%
- No: 41%
Hongkongers born after 1980 are far more likely to use smartphones and tablets to connect to the internet than their counterparts in Britain and the United States, a survey has found.
Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.
Smartphone app Snapchat has started letting users in the United States send money to friends by simply typing dollar amounts into new "Snapcash" messages.
Chinese babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their brains, which respond to Chinese tones...
Banks on the mainland are testing an advanced surveillance camera technology that could be installed at key sites including Tiananmen Square and Beijing airport, according to the start-up company...
Can a wasp feed the world? It can help. If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the...
Don't expect the landmark US-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.
YouTube is taking on Spotify with a new streaming music service called YouTube Music Key.
Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and rubbish dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalising clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount...
New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded knowledge of the human microbiome, yet a team of researchers now argues that many studies may be flawed because of contamination.
When the mere mention of a game franchise inspires mass hysteria, the temptation is to shift things down gear and cruise along on past innovations, safe in the knowledge the game will sell...
How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those?
Microsoft has patched a critical bug affecting Windows that researchers say could potentially allow hackers to remotely control users' machines and might have been around for almost 20 years.
Body modifications may be the next evolutionary step. From night-vision contact lenses and prosthetic "digital eyes", to 3D-printed skulls, implanted cameras, and brainwave sensors, we're about to...
Users of iPhones are facing further hacking attacks as cybercriminals bid to steal banking and email information, cybersecurity firm FireEye has warned.
It may not surprise cat owners, but researchers have discovered that the genome of the domestic tabby differs only slightly from that of wild cats.
Dr Matt Taylor is in charge of the science being done by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to put a lander called Philae on a comet for the first time and hopefully reveal secrets about...
The word "geek" has become ubiquitous in the discussion about education and diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths - or STEM for short.
In snakes and reptiles, the genitals grow to mimic leg buds - producing twin organs. In humans, the genitals grow to mimic a tail bud - so the penis is a single structure.
French scientists have found the genetic mechanism for a "spontaneous cure" in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for combating Aids even as other experts urged caution.