Expectant mothers are encouraged to switch to a healthy diet and stop smoking, but scientific studies are showing by then it may be too late: the parents' pre-pregnancy lifestyles, even including a father's bad diet, are not forgotten by the genes.
At first glance, the disposable chip does not look like an up-and-coming high-tech device, but the little, clear plastic square, developed at the University of Kiel, Germany, is brimming with potential.
A stronger battery and expandable memory distinguish Samsung's new top smartphone models, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Visually, the two smartphones showcased at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona differ little from their predecessors.
A new iOS app from Apple allows tyro songwriters and composers to capture and organize guitar riffs and other new musical ideas. The free app called Music Memos records voices and instruments in uncompressed audio using the iPhone’s built-in microphone.
A Germany-based French microbiologist who co-discovered a revolutionary gene-editing tool that is raising some serious ethical issues said she's firmly opposed to using it to alter human reproductive cells.
German scientists have discovered Asia and Africa may not be to blame for the plague that claimed the lives of millions of Europeans in several waves over centuries. The pathogen may also have survived in European lice over long periods.
Humans have had a profound impact on the planet, often unintentionally and sometimes with destructive consequences, and now our traces are starting to show up in the Earth's uppermost mineral layer, implying we may be living in a new geological epoch.
The on-demand video-streaming service Netflix has come up with a novel idea for anyone afraid they will doze off during their favourite TV series: socks that automatically pause the show when you fall asleep.
The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group, announced IEEE 802.11ah. HaLow’s range is twice that of today’s WiFi while also requiring less power because it uses the 900 MHz band as opposed to the current 2.4 to 5 GHz range.
It’s hard to live without mobile devices in today’s world, so Germany’s Federal Agency for Radiation Protection (BfS), which monitors radiation effects, has some tips for making sure exposure levels stay as low as possible.
Discerning art-history fans visiting Europe this year will have a ton of choice, with museums in the major cities gearing up for some delectable special exhibitions that gather paintings from far and wide to compare in one room.
Skiing prices in Austria continue to increase, with the cost of a day pass in regions such as Kitzbuehel, Soelden or Ischgl eclipsing the 50-euro (54-dollar) mark for the first time this winter, according to the Austria Consumers Association (VKI).