A tipple before bedtime may get you off to sleep faster but it can disrupt your night's slumber, say researchers who have reviewed the evidence.
BBC: January 23, 2013
Australia experienced a wave of migration from India about 4,000 years ago, a genetic study suggests.
BBC: January 15, 2013
As influenza season peaks in the United States, one researcher is working to bring the public into tracking the epidemic. Using new technology, he may be able to provide public health officials with useful information more quickly than the usual methods.
January 14, 2013
Astronomers say that one in six stars hosts an Earth-sized planet in a close orbit - suggesting a total of 17 billion such planets in our galaxy.
BBC: January 8, 2013
Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece have helped unearth over 300 clay figurines, one of the highest density for such finds in south-eastern Europe.
January 7, 2013
A bit of old Russian folk wisdom could produce a crop of new antibiotics.
January 4, 2013
Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a study from the University of Oxford suggests.
BBC: December 22, 2012
Thousands of people have gathered at ancient sites in Central America and elsewhere in anticipation of what they believe will be the end of the world.
BBC: December 21, 2012
The nearest single Sun-like star to the Earth hosts five planets - one of which is in the "habitable zone" where liquid water can exist, astronomers say.
BBC: December 19, 2012
Nasa is to test colour-changing lights on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of efforts to help astronauts on board sleep.
BBC: December 17, 2012