Old age, accidents and certain diseases can all affect your bones, but researchers have now developed a laser that could help to spot osteoporosis.
The laser analyses tissue within the body painlessly and could replace the need for X-rays.
If the laser is commissioned, it would mean faster and cheaper ways of discovering whether a patient is at risk of fractures and how well therapy is working for them.
It could also find use in detecting breast cancer and heights of cholesterol.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.