The Andregg brothers might have the cure for all our illnesses in their grasp. But how do a pair of penniless science nerds raise the millions needed to unlock the very fabric of our DNA? Dream big - and get lucky...
Hal Hodson explains why a good heart is hard to find
The saga of Warren Jeffs' long-running trial shocked most of America – but many sects still hail him as a hero. Guy Adams reports
Despite backing a two-stage debt deal last night, a rump of far-right Republicans is blocking progress on the budget deficit
You could be forgiven for thinking it's summer.
Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the US – and a new group wants to get them in the voting spirit
A baseball fan in Arizona narrowly escaped a 20ft plunge when he tried to catch a ball heading into the stands, less than a week after a father in Texas died in a similar accident.
A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area in Arizona, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds uprooted trees and left thousands of residents without power.
She came late to acting – and the brilliant performance she gives in the hit film comedy 'Bridesmaids' suggests that this might just have been her best career move
Jerome Taylor tracked down one of Britain's most feared hackers to find out what motivates this new criminal underworld
America's firearms watchdog allowed weapons to flow in, failed to catch ringleaders, then tried a cover-up
Five months after US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords nearly died after being shot in the head by a gunman whose bullets killed six others, the first pictures of her released since the massacre show the smile of a woman recovering remarkably well.
In this image-saturated age, you can believe you've seen a place before you have actually seen it.
Death Cab for Cutie's downbeat last album made No 1 in the US. But, for their follow-up, they have moved on from indie guitars and slowcore melancholy, they tell Gillian Orr
A fish with arm-like fins; a two-inch leech with oversized jaws found living in a man's nose and a type of rust-eating microbe making a slow meal of the wreck of the Titanic are among the "top 10 new species" discovered in 2010, scientists announced yesterday.
The Queen bowed her head and laid a wreath at Dublin's Garden of Remembrance today in a hugely symbolic and historic act of reconciliation between Britain and the Irish Republic.