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Multi-planet System found through crowdsourcing

Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System.

12 Jan 2018 4:35 PM

Biological muscles may possibly be mimicked by self-healing robots

A soft robot has been developed, which imitates a human muscle and performs tasks, as well as lift heavy loads.

06 Jan 2018 9:51 AM

Why boys perform better on some science tests explained

An MRI revealed an accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain, a condition known as hydrocephalus.

01 Jan 2018 10:40 AM

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths

Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Here’s what science says about some of them.

25 Dec 2017 5:37 PM

In South Africa, bees stop elephants from trampling trees

The humble bee is helping to keep elephants from destroying trees and wiping out crops in their quest for food.

25 Dec 2017 3:42 PM


Climate change predicted to drive more migrants to Europe

Experts have long warned that rising temperatures and extreme weather could increase the number of people in poor countries seeking refuge.

22 Dec 2017 8:50 AM

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths

According to an old folk remedy, a dog bite could be cured by putting the animal's hair in the wound.

21 Dec 2017 3:59 PM

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern France has been dogged by delays.

07 Dec 2017 11:25 AM

Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali's elderly wary of another

More than 55,000 people are living in shelters such as sports halls, temples and tent camps.

04 Dec 2017 1:51 PM

Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

Scientist have unearthed more than 215 fossilised eggs belonging to species that soared during the age of dinosaurs.

04 Dec 2017 1:00 PM


US scientists take step toward creating artificial life

US researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA.

04 Dec 2017 11:35 AM

New images of Jupiter captured by Juno spacecraft

The Juno spacecraft captured image when the spacecraft was only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometres) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds.

02 Dec 2017 5:35 PM

NASA Builds its Next Mars Rover Mission

Mars 2020 mission relies heavily on the system designs and spare hardware previously created for Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover.

30 Nov 2017 8:03 PM

Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch

A Russian weather satellite failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite.

29 Nov 2017 6:34 PM

Remains of ancient sea cow unearthed on California Island

The fossil skull and rib cage were discovered this summer on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

29 Nov 2017 2:35 PM


Knowing how badly you want something is literally 'child's play'

This ability requires integrating information about both the costs of obtaining a goal and the benefit gained by the person seeking it.

26 Nov 2017 9:20 AM

Turning bacteria into 'world's smallest tape recorders'

Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a recorder.

25 Nov 2017 2:08 PM

Wireless-in-Space: NASA testing device for returning small spacecraft to Earth

NASA seeking to develop building blocks for large-scale systems that might enable future small spacecraft missions.

25 Nov 2017 1:51 PM

Lofty thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting of pouches of Turkey

The Astronauts will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert.

23 Nov 2017 2:03 PM

Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

The scientists report that our solar system could be packed with 10,000 such interstellar travellers at any given time.

17 Nov 2017 4:08 PM