The study of 50,000 people showed that "good genes" protect some heavy smokers from the effects of their nicotine habit
Smoke-free zones and higher cigarette taxes deter young people from smoking, say American researchers
Professor says the $2 (£1.30) tax increase being discussed in Californian legislature would cut youth smoking initiation 'nearly in half'
The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales
Experts say the ground-breaking discovery could pave way for routine use of stem cells in medicine
After three years of almost unbroken success, the National Front leader Marine Le Pen has begun to stumble in her drive to steam-clean and re-brand the French far right.
Sleeping well may help to protect men from deadly prostate cancer, a study has found.
Google has celebrated the 82nd birthday of late American zoologist Dian Fossey with a Doodle on its search page.
Study suggests childhood advertising mascots such as Tony and Ronald McDonald can have influence over the way people consider food as adults
Catalonia’s president has called on European Union leaders for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year, the source of an increasingly bitter fight with Spain’s central government.
Mr Singh threw his support behind Rahul Gandhi, claiming it would be 'disastrous' for the country if Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi became the next leader
Snapchat has announced plans to release an updated version of its disappearing photo-sharing app after hackers uploaded account information belonging to more than 4.6 million users online.
Coalition of leading scientists claim ferret experiments could lead to a pandemic
Newly analysed data showed the temperature plunged to -93.2C (-135.8F) in August 2010
Taking regular exercise is the most effective single lifestyle choice people can make to reduce their risk of dementia, according to one of the most extensive studies yet into people’s long-term health outcomes.
As a new film tells the story of a partner in a tech firm who quits and misses out on billions, Tim Walker meets the Apple co-founder Ron Wayne, who left the company after just 12 days – and so passed up on a potential fortune of $50bn
Chancellor announces new £11m 'Higgs Centre for Innovation'