Washington: Red light cameras are helping drivers remember that red means stop and are saving lives, according to a new study out Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The study concludes that the cameras have reduced the rate of fatal crashes by 24 percent in 14 large cities that introduced red light cameras between 1996 and 2004.
London: It seems beauty lies very much in the eye of the 'beer holder'.
A new survey in Australia has found that "beer goggles" really do make other people look more attractive.
London: In what could change the face of forensics forever, scientists in Scotland have developed a new technique which they claim could lift fingerprints from cloth and household fabrics such as curtains and couches.
In the past, forensic officers have only been able to take fingerprints from solid objects. But, the new technique means that full sets of prints can now be taken from clothing and fabrics, 'The Scotsman' reported.
London: Artificial petrol that costs 19 pence per litre could be available in as little as three years.
Scientists in Britain are refining the recipe for a hydrogen-based fuel that will run in existing cars and engines at a fraction of the cost of petrol.
London: The French are known to have had a hard-nosed attitude towards the English for long. But, now children in France may be compelled to learn English from as early as nursery school if Nicolas Sarkozy gets his way.
The French President, who has recently come under fire for his own grasp of Francais, has said that he wants France's youngsters to learn "the language of Shakespeare", the 'Daily Mail' reported.
London: By 10 months, babies are aware of the fact that size brings with it power.
In the past, this skill might have helped them deduce that a lion posed more of a threat than a kitten.
New York: Half of men would forgive their female partner's infidelity, as long as it was with another woman, according to a new study on cheating.
Women, however, were less likely to forgive and forget if their boyfriend had been with another man, the University of Texas at Austin study showed.
London: Dangerous convicts in Britain's 'most notorious' lifers-only jail will now be allowed to use scissors and razors so that they can become hairdressers.
Prison officials at the Kingston Prison in Portsmouth are hoping it will lessen the risk of the inmates committing an offence again.
London: The sap from milkweed, a common garden weed, can kill certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin.
It works on non-melanoma skin cancers, which affect hundreds of thousands of Britons each year.
London: Scientists have found a way to switch off your sense of right and wrong - by using magnets.
When special kinds of magnets are held up to a person's head they can skew the neural centre responsible for morality, tests showed.