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04:09 2019-07-19

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT Fifty years ago this week, humanity made its first expedition to another world, when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and two astronauts walked on ...
01:32 2019-07-19

Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights Throughout the animal kingdom, males and females frequently exhibit sexual dimorphism: differences in characteristic traits that often make it easy t...
01:32 2019-07-19

Adding more bioethanol to petrol is no way to go green Making “greener” fuels by adding bioethanol to petrol will wreck the environment, not save it. We need to focus on making electric cars work, says Mi...
22:48 2019-07-18

Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving s...
22:48 2019-07-18

NASA just released gorgeous new panoramas from the Apollo missions The 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing is just days away, and with it comes a whole bunch of retrospective content from the spac...
22:16 2019-07-18

‘The Numbers Are Just Horrendous.’ Almost 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity Overfishing, hunting and land development have pushed more species closer to extinction, according to a new report. The Red List report by the Intern...
20:00 2019-07-18

How live images of the Apollo 11 moon landing came via Australia – video When Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon in 1969, more than 600 million people around the world tuned in to watch it live. Australia play...
19:32 2019-07-18

'Inadequate' health response leaves 3.5bn with poor dental care Scientists call for reform, sugar regulation and transparency around dental researchScientists are calling for radical reform of dental care, tighter...
19:32 2019-07-18

Quantum leap from Australian research promises super-fast computing power ‘Ruthlessly systematic’ research achieves qubit communication 200 times faster than ever beforeAn Australian research team led by the renowned quantu...
19:32 2019-07-18

'They nailed it': how a little dish in Australia broadcast the moon landing to the world Live TV images of Neil Armstrong’s first step came via Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, originally meant only as a backupAround the world more than ...
19:32 2019-07-18

Warming climate likely leading to larger California fires Enlarge / The 2018 Camp Fire burned more buildings and claimed more lives than any other fire in California's history. (credit: NASA Earth Observator...
19:32 2019-07-18

The Greatest Leap, part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. A vast, gray expanse loomed just a fe...
19:32 2019-07-18

Shkreli stays in jail; Infamous ex-pharma CEO quickly loses appeal Enlarge / Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, center, listens while his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, sp...
19:32 2019-07-18

NASA quietly pushes back its SLS launch estimates to 2021 NASA really, really wants to send astronauts to the Moon and eventually other planets, but it currently doesn’t have a rocket capable of such f...
16:48 2019-07-18

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Supposed to Nap After Landing on the Moon, But They Couldn’t Wait to Walk Five decades ago, as astronauts traveled to the moon for the first time, TIME watched closely, along with the rest of the world. The magazine documen...
16:48 2019-07-18

Gulp! Jurassic mammal was the first one able to eat politely A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in mammalian evolution, scientists said on Thursday, ...
15:48 2019-07-18

‘We Need That Boot Print.’ Inside the Fight to Save the Moon’s Historic Sites Before it’s Too Late Half a century after humankind first walked on the moon, our sole natural satellite is becoming a much busier place. NASA wants to make a return trip...
15:16 2019-07-18

Second human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast sparks invasion fears: Haven't 'seen the biggest yet' It sounds like something out of a 1950s B-movie, but Brits are worried about an invasion of gigantic jellyfish after a second one was spotted this we...
14:32 2019-07-18

Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing nears, NASA has released never-before-seen footage of scientists checking the lunar sa...
14:32 2019-07-18

Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion, read this Bible verse on lunar surface Fifty years ago, when American astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, a devout Christian, made history landing on the moon, the first thing he did was give t...
14:32 2019-07-18

74 trillion tons of fake snow over Antarctic could 'save coastal cities' from climate change, researchers say Spraying trillions of tons of fake snow may sound like something cooked up by a novelist writing about the year 2150, but according to a new study, i...
14:32 2019-07-18

Red wine may hold a secret that will keep Mars travelers fit As NASA slowly inches towards the day when it can finally send human travelers to Mars, scientists are doing their best to make sure those first adve...
14:32 2019-07-18

FDA warns that ‘Big Penis’ supplement works a little too well The FDA is one of the more vital government agencies when it comes to keeping consumers safe from deceptive marketing and dangerous products, but som...
14:32 2019-07-18

Here’s Every Single Mission to the Moon in One Chart Humans started to work in earnest to get to the moon in the 1950s, when the U.S. and U.S.S.R. initiated a bracing Cold War space race. The Soviets dr...
12:32 2019-07-18

How Historians Are Reckoning With the Former Nazi Who Launched America’s Space Program Sporting a gray double-breasted suit, slicked-back curls and a slide rule, rocket engineer Wernher von Braun cuts a suave, authoritative figure in Di...
12:32 2019-07-18

The Moon: A Celebration of Our Celestial Neighbour - in pictures Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ and published to coincide with Royal Museums Greenwich’s exhibition at the National Mar...
11:16 2019-07-18

Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows Amid widespread US heatwave, experts predict dangerous extremes in summer temperatures will only get worseAs the climate crisis progresses, the numbe...
11:16 2019-07-18

'We had 15 seconds of fuel left': Buzz Aldrin on the nervy moon landing Astronaut’s newly released video interview describes final moments before ‘the Eagle’ landed on the moonTime was running out. The Apollo 11 lunar mod...
11:16 2019-07-18

Oldest Denisovan art discovered on 100,000-year-old bone fragments Etchings on pieces of ancient bone found in China could be the clearest evidence yet found that the mysterious Denisovans were capable of advanced co...
09:48 2019-07-18

All hail London’s urban jungle as it becomes first national park city With impressive biodiversity and ecosystems, London should set a trend for metropolises everywhere as it becomes the first National Park City in the ...
09:48 2019-07-18

India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay India's space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country's second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to ...
08:48 2019-07-18

Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way station for Mars Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth's satellite that the age...
08:48 2019-07-18

Elon Musk Told Us Why He Thinks We Can Land on the Moon in ‘Less Than 2 Years’ On July 12, TIME editor-at-large and space reporter Jeffrey Kluger had a far-ranging conversation with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the company’s ...
08:32 2019-07-18

The Science Behind TIME’s New Apollo 11 Moon Landing Augmented Reality Experience TIME this week launched TIME Immersive, a new iPhone and Android app that we’ll use to deliver groundbreaking augmented reality and virtual rea...
08:32 2019-07-18

Hawaiian Elders Arrested in Protest of Telescope Construction When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construc...
05:48 2019-07-18

Birds and insect species are heading north in the UK as climate warms More than 50 of the UK’s estimated 39,000 animal species, mostly insects and birds, extended their range northwards within the UK between 2008 and 20...
02:48 2019-07-18

Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward after satirical Facebook page takes off The creator of a Facebook page calling for a public invasion of Area 51, the top-secret Air Force facility in Nevada, has finally spoken publicly abo...
01:32 2019-07-18

NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is apparently also good at spotting supernovas NASA’s TESS (which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is built to spot undetected planets orbiting distant stars. I mean, it&rsq...
01:16 2019-07-18

Costa Rica is banning the use of polystyrene packaging from 2021 Costa Rica lawmakers are to ban the import of expanded polystyrene packaging in a bid to curb its damaging effects on the environment and human healt...
00:32 2019-07-18

Life’s winners think success was earned even if it was down to luck People who win in a card game that involves almost no skill and was rigged in their favour tend to think the game was fair and that success was down ...
00:32 2019-07-18

A drastic plan might prevent catastrophic Antarctic ice sheet collapse Pumping huge volumes of ocean water onto the West Antarctic ice sheet may stop it collapsing and causing a dramatic sea level rise that would threate...
00:32 2019-07-18

'The Dish' still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after moon walk It's known as "The Dish" and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have see...
23:16 2019-07-17

Neil Armstrong’s Moon medal from the Apollo 11 mission just sold for an insane price We’re now just days away from the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, as well as the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong becoming th...
22:32 2019-07-17

The European Space Agency just updated its massive galaxy map Back in early 2018, the European Space Agency released the second phase of Milky Way mapping data collected by the agency’s Gaia satellite. Wit...
22:32 2019-07-17

How does your productivity stack up? You know that person who always seems to be ahead of their deadlines, despite being swamped? Do you look at them with envy and wonder how they do it?...
19:48 2019-07-17

Unmasking mutant cancer cells As cancer cells progress, they accumulate hundreds and even thousands of genetic and epigenetic changes, resulting in protein expression profiles tha...
19:48 2019-07-17

We’re now exactly one year away from NASA’s Mars 2020 launch This month is a very special one for the folks at NASA. The space agency is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, sure, but...
18:48 2019-07-17

WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency Enlarge / Health workers communicate information about Ebola at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019, in ...
18:16 2019-07-17

Study: “Zombie ant” death grip comes from muscle contractions, not the brain Enlarge / A dead ant that has been taken over by a species of Cordyceps in the Rio Claro Reserve in Colombia. (credit: National Geographic/Justin Ma...
18:16 2019-07-17

DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific Enlarge / Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters hold signs while protesting during the McKesson Corp. annual meeting at the Irving-La...
17:00 2019-07-17

Painted-on salt provides glowing thermometer for tiny things Enlarge (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images) Temperature is notoriously difficult to measure, mostly because it's an average quantity. The te...
17:00 2019-07-17

How the Apollo Program Changed Our Understanding of What the Moon Even Is As the ancient planet Theia struck its glancing blow into Tellus, the planet that would become Earth, part of its mantle sloughed off into that of th...
17:00 2019-07-17

Police in Hawaii reportedly arresting protesters in standoff over construction of Mauna Kea telescope Native Hawaiian protesters are promising Wednesday to continue their blockade of an access road to the construction site of a mountaintop telescope o...
16:32 2019-07-17

Dolphin ‘mega pod’ off California coast stuns onlookers, video shows A huge pod of dolphins stampeded off the coast of California on Sunday, thrilling onlookers lucky enough to witness the rare sight with their acrobat...
16:32 2019-07-17

Another asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, but astronomers say it’ll miss us If you’ve been wringing your hands and saying your goodbyes in advance of the visit from asteroid 2006 QV89 later this year, you can relax. The...
16:32 2019-07-17

Area 51: What are the odds aliens will be 'discovered' at crazy event to storm top-secret site? Having already overtaken Facebook, the crazy "Storm Area 51" event has prompted warnings from the U.S. military and caused UFO expert to say it's "ge...
14:32 2019-07-17

Tiny fighting worms make one of the loudest sounds in the ocean Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren't quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms e...
14:32 2019-07-17

New archaeological layer discovered at L‘Anse aux Meadows Enlarge / Paul Ledger and Véronique Forbes examining the cultural horizon. (credit: Linus Girdland-Flink) L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland is fam...
14:32 2019-07-17

Anorexia, DNA, and false distinctions | Letters All psychiatric conditions are caused by an interaction between a person’s mind and body, writes Peter White. Anorexia is a quite recent phenomenon, ...
14:16 2019-07-17

Lunar eclipse 2019: from Australia to UK, stargazers enjoy bright side of the moon Photographers from Sydney to Brasilia capture July’s stunning partial lunar eclipseStargazers around the world have enjoyed a view of a global lunar ...
14:16 2019-07-17

Excavation of Waterloo field hospital unearths limbs and musket balls Waterloo Uncovered’s project shines fresh light on battle that led to Napoleon’s defeatThe first ever excavation of the main allied field hospital at...
14:16 2019-07-17

What’s the Most Realistic Movie About Space? Here’s What 8 Movies Got Right—and Wrong This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the historic mission during which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land a...
14:16 2019-07-17

NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021 Enlarge / NASA Administrator James Bridenstine testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on July 17, 2019. (credit:...
13:48 2019-07-17

The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. By the summer of 1968, a sense of dee...
13:48 2019-07-17

L.A.’s earthquake warning app worked as intended… or did it? Earlier this year the city of Los Angeles launched its very own earthquake warning app. It’s called ShakeAlertLA, and it’s supposed to al...
13:16 2019-07-17

Kayaker finds rare Roman glass and pottery off Kent coast Unusual archaeological discovery could have come from possible shipwreck near RamsgateObjects from a possible Roman shipwreck have been found off the...
12:48 2019-07-17

UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time Report finds significant financial boost needed to meet targets to eradicate diseaseThe pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress i...
12:48 2019-07-17

Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong's gold medal that flew to the Moon sold for more than $2 million A gold medal that flew aboard the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon with Neil Armstrong has sold for $2,055,000 by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The 28...
11:32 2019-07-17

Elon Musk's plans for mind-controlled gadgets: what we know so far Elon Musk’s company Neuralink has finally broken its silence, unveiling a brain-computer interface it says people could use to control devices with t...
10:00 2019-07-17

Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic erupt...
10:00 2019-07-17

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalls drinking coffee during 'lonely' Moon landing orbit Michael Collins may not be a household name like his fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but he played a pivotal role in the...
09:00 2019-07-17

Losing yourself in virtual worlds can have good as well as negative effects Enlarge / A visitor holds a hand control unit to play Minecraft during the EGX gaming conference in London, September 2014. (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/...
08:48 2019-07-17

New research on Tunguska finds such events happen less often than we thought Enlarge / The famed Tunguska event of 1908 scorched a five-mile swath of trees and caused many to fall away from the center of the blast in a distinc...
08:48 2019-07-17

Were the Vikings smoking pot while exploring Newfoundland? The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while...
05:32 2019-07-17

Into the Lighthouse: the UK’s first safe space for child sex abuse victims Radical one-stop shop aims to provide care and support to traumatised childrenTucked behind a busy north London road, the UK’s first “safe space” for...
02:00 2019-07-17

The greatest photos ever? Why the moon landing shots are artistic masterpieces From a spacesuited everyman to a golden-legged invader, the lunar images were astonishingly poetic works of art that captured humanity evolving befor...
02:00 2019-07-17

You've found an extraordinary dinosaur skeleton – what do you do now? A Montana rancher found two skeletons in combat – the Dueling Dinosaurs. But who do they belong to, and will the public ever see them? The early June...
02:00 2019-07-17

Chimps more sociable after watching movies together – study Evolutionary roots of bonding through shared activity may be deeper than was thoughtChimpanzees enjoy watching movies together, scientists have disco...
02:00 2019-07-17

Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds Diets heavy on snack foods linked to undernutrition and stunting, say researchersChildren under the age of two in Nepal are getting a quarter of thei...
02:00 2019-07-17

NHS could save billions by offering cash reward to quit smoking Quitters 50% more likely to succeed if offered a financial incentive, researchers findOffering financial rewards to people trying to quit smoking cou...
02:00 2019-07-17

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation' Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and ...
22:32 2019-07-16

SpaceX finally knows why its Crew Dragon exploded NASA’s commercial crew program has seen more than its fair share of delays in recent years as both SpaceX and Boeing have had to push back thei...
21:16 2019-07-16

This human-sized jellyfish is both really cool and kinda scary The world’s oceans are filled with all manner of jaw-dropping creatures, but you have to be in the right place at the right time to actually ca...
21:16 2019-07-16

Making Mars habitable might be possible thanks to aerogel As far as anyone knows, Mars is currently totally devoid of life. We don’t know if that was always the case, but we know that modern-day Mars i...
21:16 2019-07-16

Hurting an insect may force it to live in agony for the rest of its life If your first instinct upon noticing a pesky fly buzzing around your person is to swat at it in the hopes of sending it elsewhere or even killing it,...
21:16 2019-07-16

Musk’s newest startup is venturing into a series of hard problems Enlarge / Elon Musk in Idaho in 2015. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tonight, Elon Musk has scheduled an event where he int...
21:16 2019-07-16

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years a...
20:00 2019-07-16

Orangutan mothers tell infants where to go by scratching themselves When it’s time for an orangutan mother to move to a new part of the forest, she scratches her body to alert her infant while avoiding attracting pred...
19:32 2019-07-16

Drones could be used to herd rhinos away from poaching hotspots It’s costly to protect southern white rhinos from poachers, but a study suggests the vulnerable animals could be deterred from poaching hotspots usin...
19:32 2019-07-16

Alan Turing on the £50 note is a triumph for British science – and for equality | Emily Grossman I sat on the committee that helped select the scientist. Honouring him sends a message that the UK respects all peopleOver Christmas, I had the unusu...
18:32 2019-07-16

Learning to think and talk straight | Letter Brigid Purcell recommends a book, Straight and Crooked Thinking, that should be put into the hands of every teenagerDavid Thouless’s obituary (13 Jul...
18:32 2019-07-16

Research shines light on why women more likely to develop Alzheimer's Protein tau may spread more rapidly in female brains than males’, adding to range of factorsThe reason women appear to be at greater risk of developi...
18:32 2019-07-16

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek...
17:48 2019-07-16

Human-sized jellyfish lurking off English coast stuns divers: 'It’s an experience we’ll never forget' Two divers off the coast of England had the experience of a lifetime when they came across — and swam alongside — a human-sized barrel jellyfish, sci...
17:16 2019-07-16

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the S...
15:48 2019-07-16

No exomoons yet, but we may have spotted a disk that will form them Enlarge / There's a lot going on near a young star, with at least two planets forming around it. Up until the last few decades, our picture of wha...
15:32 2019-07-16

Brains scale better than CPUs. So Intel is building brains Enlarge / This is a picture of Intel’s Nahuku boards, which contain 8 to 32 Intel Loihi neuromorphic chips, interfaced to an Intel Arria 10 FPGA deve...
15:32 2019-07-16

The Greatest Leap, part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. Seated in Mission Control, Chris Kraf...
15:32 2019-07-16

Apollo 11: Secret Nixon speech reveals what would happen if Armstrong and Aldrin couldn't come back Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and return to Earth. But what would happe...
14:00 2019-07-16

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin recalls the Moon's 'magnificent desolation' During a 2012 interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalled the “magnificent desolation” he and Apollo 11 Commander N...
14:00 2019-07-16

200-pound Florida python named 'Ginormica' could reach world-record size, zoo official says A 200-pound reticulated python at a Florida zoo already stretches over 20 feet long – but the massive reptile is still slithering toward world-record...
14:00 2019-07-16

They Were at Mission Control During Apollo 11. 50 Years Later, the Memory Still Moves Them to Tears The words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to step foot on the moon — at 10:56 pm Eastern Time on July 20, 1969 ...
13:48 2019-07-16

American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts Enlarge / A team of 10 designers and LEGO "Master Builders" spent nearly 300 hours designing and building a life-size LEGO model of Aldrin in his ico...
12:48 2019-07-16

Ancient flood shows some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds We’ve long suspected that some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds do, and now an exceptional fossil site has given us the strongest evidence tha...
11:32 2019-07-16

Journal criticised for study claiming sun is causing global warming The journal Scientific Reports has been criticised for publishing a study claiming the past two centuries of global warming were largely caused by so...
11:32 2019-07-16

High levels of anxiety can slow down your reaction times People with anxiety often have attention control problems. Now it seems anxiety can significantly slow down reaction times – an effect that gets wors...
11:32 2019-07-16

Double whale breach off Australia coast thrills tourists 'within meters' of scene A group of whale watchers off Australia’s Gold Coast captured incredible video of two of the sea creatures “double breaching” within feet of their bo...
11:32 2019-07-16

1,700-year-old recently discovered Christian letter offers clues into how faithful lived centuries ago Researchers unveiled a rare 1,700-year-old letter "not recorded in any other historical source," shedding new light into how early Christian believer...
11:32 2019-07-16

Apollo 11 insiders remember history's most famous space mission: 'We had a job to do and we did it' A detailed description of what the launch and landing of Apollo 11 were like for many of the 400,000 insiders who worked on the most famous space exp...
11:32 2019-07-16

Alaska man illegally killed polar bear, left wasting carcass in front yard for months: authorities An Alaska man has been federally charged with illegally killing a polar bear and leaving its carcass to rot in his front yard for five months, author...
11:32 2019-07-16

Watch: Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Reunite To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Moon Launch Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are reuniting on the 50th anniversary of their historical mission to the moon in 1969 at a celebration at ...
11:32 2019-07-16

Radiation levels in Marshall Islands higher than Fukushima, Chernobyl, study finds Radiation levels across the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted more than 65 nuclear tests during the Co...
06:32 2019-07-16

Starfish looks like ravioli, goes viral If this starfish is making your mouth water, you're not alone. When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did...
06:32 2019-07-16

Adani justified in demanding names of CSIRO scientists, deputy PM says Mining company said it wanted ‘peace of mind’ that groundwater review would not be ‘hijacked’ by anti-coal activists The deputy prime minister, Micha...
01:01 2019-07-16

India’s Moon lander mission hits ‘snag’ moments before launch The United States and Russia may have paved the way to the Moon, but as technology advances, we’re seeing many more countries launching their o...
00:32 2019-07-16

NASA boss Bridenstine thinks we’d be on Mars already if politics didn’t get in the way NASA’s Mars exploration projects have yielded many surprising discoveries over the years, and we know more about the Red Planet today than we e...
00:32 2019-07-16

NASA is about to grow fruit in space NASA has big plans for space travel that include heading to both the Moon and Mars sooner rather than later. If humans begin to travel to other world...
00:32 2019-07-16

SpaceX nears completion of Dragon investigation, has a “good path forward” Enlarge / A 2018 view of the clean room where the spacecraft for the first crewed Dragon mission was nearing completion. It will now be used for an I...
00:16 2019-07-16

Measles is killing more people in the DRC than Ebola—and faster Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma. (credit: Getty | PAMELA...
00:16 2019-07-16

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive...
21:16 2019-07-15

You're less empathetic when you've been drinking heavily A drinking experiment found that people seem to become less empathetic when they have a higher blood-alcohol level, but that this doesn't affect mora...
16:48 2019-07-15

The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea A radical plan to build artificial islands in the North Sea that act as hubs for mega wind farms has received a boost after an analysis said it was f...
16:48 2019-07-15

World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds Eliminating hunger by 2030 is an immense challenge, say heads of UN agenciesMore than 820 million people worldwide are still going hungry, according ...
15:48 2019-07-15

Tennessee police warn of ‘meth gators,’ urge drug users not to flush their stashes If you’re a meth user in Loretto, Tennessee, local law enforcement would very much like for you to stop, and when you do, please don’t di...
15:16 2019-07-15

Gulf Coast Faces Flood and Tornado Risks Even As Barry Weakens NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged t...
15:16 2019-07-15

A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They’re Going to Auction for Millions Three reels of videotape from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission described as “the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon ...
15:16 2019-07-15

8 Places You Can Visit to Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary This Week As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, a number of destinations with links to the histor...
15:16 2019-07-15

See the Past, Present and Future of American Spaceflight in 4 Minutes 50 years ago, humankind took its first steps on an otherworldly body. That mission to the Moon, Apollo 11, opened the door to the decades of space ex...
15:16 2019-07-15

Apollo 11 flight director remembers historic mission to the Moon For many Americans, the first Moon landing serves as a historic -but distant- memory. Current generations learn about the event from parents or a tex...
15:01 2019-07-15

Florida man, 75, fights alligator to rescue dog, reports say A 75-year-old Florida man rescued his daughter’s dog from the jaws of an 8-foot alligator last week by kicking the reptile in the snout, reports said...
15:01 2019-07-15

Some whales 'whisper' to their calves to evade predators Along with dolphins, whales are widely considered the smartest animals in the sea, having developed brains and behavior that suggest intelligence and...
15:01 2019-07-15

Apollo 11: CEO of rocket maker ULA recalls watching Moon landing on TV as a kid On July 20, 1969, United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno was just short of his 8th birthday, living on his family’s ranch in the mountains of Californ...
15:01 2019-07-15

What's Area 51, and why is it so popular right now? 4 things to know about the top-secret site The top-secret military base known as Area 51 has long been a point of discussion for conspiracy theorists who believe the facility holds government ...
15:01 2019-07-15

Apollo 11: 'The book that landed man on the Moon' could sell for $9 million The Lunar Module Timeline Book that traveled to the surface of the Moon with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is up for auction la...
15:01 2019-07-15

Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homo...
13:32 2019-07-15

Can you solve it? Cheese cube nibbles The party snack is perfect brain foodUPDATE: To read the answers click hereToday’s puzzles all concern cubes of cheese. You’ll need to be as sharp as...
13:16 2019-07-15

Francine Shapiro obituary American psychologist who devised the therapy EMDR – eye movement desensitisation reprocessing – for use in the treatment of traumaThe American psych...
13:16 2019-07-15

Anorexia not just a psychiatric problem, scientists find Discovery of metabolic causes opens door to new treatments for dangerous eating disorderScientists have found that the devastating eating disorder an...
13:16 2019-07-15

WHO urges ban on high levels of sugar from fruit puree in baby food High sugar content may be threat to first teeth and affect food preferences in adulthoodCommercial baby foods contain too much sugar – even when they...
13:16 2019-07-15

Queen's message to the moon on show to mark 50 years since Apollo 11 National Archive documents reveal Buckingham Palace thought messages ‘a gimmick’While the world awaited the historic launch of Apollo 11 half a centu...
13:16 2019-07-15

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note Mathematician who cracked Enigma code was persecuted for his homosexuality in 1950sThe father of modern computing: Alan Turing’s legacyAlan Turing, t...
13:16 2019-07-15

Stall in vaccination rates putting children at risk, says Unicef Agency blames war, inequality and complacency for 20 million children missing immunisationA dangerous stagnation in vaccination rates is putting chil...
13:16 2019-07-15

Scientists work out way to make Mars surface fit for farming Aerogel sheet mimics Earth’s greenhouse effect and could help to create fertile oasesFor future astronauts bound for Mars it will surely rank as a po...
13:16 2019-07-15

Did you solve it? Cheese cube nibbles The solutions to today’s problems - with cheesy pics!Earlier today I set you the following four puzzles:1. You have a cube of cheese that measures 3 ...
13:16 2019-07-15

On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consum...
12:16 2019-07-15

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to ...
12:16 2019-07-15

Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries ab...
12:16 2019-07-15

How expectation influences perception For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations, also called “prior beliefs,” ...
11:32 2019-07-15

There’s a slight problem with Russia’s proposed Federation spacecraft Enlarge / A mock-up of the next-generation manned spacecraft Federation (Federatsia, Federatsiya) at the offices of Korolev Rocket and Space Corporat...
11:16 2019-07-15

India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission called off minutes before launch Nation’s first attempt at a landing on the moon put on hold due to ‘technical snag’India’s moon mission, destined for the uncharted south pole, has b...
01:48 2019-07-15

Alternative theory of gravity makes a nearly testable prediction Enlarge / Galaxy clusters generated by the Universe simulator IllustrisTNG. (credit: TNG Collaboration) From our current perspective, the Universe ...
19:32 2019-07-14

India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" wh...
18:48 2019-07-14

Scientists discover gorgeous new fish species, name it after Wakanda Discovering an entirely new animal species has to be rather exciting for scientists. Not only will you go down in history as the person (or persons) ...
16:48 2019-07-14

Everything to Know About July’s Full Buck Moon — the First Full Moon of Summer Calling all stargazers! The so-called Full Buck Moon is on the horizon — so get ready to enjoy the show. As astronomy buffs might already know,...
08:32 2019-07-14

Bring on the tartan blankets and half a shandy, I’m happy to embrace later life | Kevin McKenna As a survey reveals that the over-50s are joining gyms and having sex, the reality is something rather more comfortableThe psychological challenges t...
04:32 2019-07-14

Ancient bones should rewrite history but not the present | Kenan Malik Homo sapiens might well have been living in Europe 210,000 years ago, but it’s not relevant to contemporary debates about raceIn 1978, two skulls wer...
04:32 2019-07-14

How to survive the fake news about cancer The internet is awash with ads for costly but bogus treatments – and claims that scientists are suppressing a cure for the diseaseFor Eileen O’Sulliv...
04:32 2019-07-14

The five: genetic fixes for the climate crisis Scientists are discovering innovative ways to help the natural world adapt to environmental changeLast week, scientists from the University of Texas ...
04:32 2019-07-14

Margaret Hamilton: ‘They worried that the men might rebel. They didn’t’ The trailblazing computer scientist talks about being in charge of the software for the 1969 Apollo moon landingComputer pioneer Margaret Hamilton wa...
12:16 2019-07-13

Top university split in row over erasing ‘racist’ science pioneers from the campus University College London may rename buildings to cut links to promoters of eugenicsThey were some of Britain’s greatest scientific pioneers. Based a...
10:48 2019-07-13

Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch After getting rained out in May, many New Yorkers got to take “the best sunset picture of the year” on Friday. They’ll get a second chance on Saturda...
06:16 2019-07-13

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people Medical experts hail ‘paradigm shift’ of implant that transmits video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nervePartial ...
03:16 2019-07-13

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise recounts ill-fated mission: 'We never got to the edge of the cliff' On April 11, 1970, NASA astronaut Fred Haise was preparing to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and walk on the surface of th...
22:48 2019-07-12

Apollo astronaut recounts Mission Control during Moon landing: 'It was tense, because this was the real thing now' On July 20, 1969, Apollo astronaut Fred Haise was at NASA’s Mission Control in Houston when the Eagle lunar module descended to the surface of the Mo...
22:48 2019-07-12

India to land rover on Moon in global space race Taking a giant leap in its space program, India is looking to solidify its place among the world’s space-exploring countries with its second unmanned...
22:48 2019-07-12

Prominent anti-vaxxers lose New York court case over religious exemptions Enlarge / Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a public hearing on vaccine related bills in 2015. (credit: Getty | Portland Press Hera...
17:32 2019-07-12

How hurricane names are 'retired' from use for future storms To retire a storm name – and have it removed from the list – the hurricane must be “so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a differen...
16:00 2019-07-12

Tropical Storm Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk? As Tropical Storm Barry continues to barrel toward the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for th...
16:00 2019-07-12

US gov’t growing a record 2-ton cannabis crop—but still won’t let others grow Enlarge / Marijuana plants grow in a greenhouse in Colorado, not for research. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) With the recent explosion of cannabis ac...
15:01 2019-07-12

Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks An automated system developed by MIT researchers designs and 3-D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an eno...
14:32 2019-07-12

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk? Almost 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faces disaster again. Massive rainfall and a storm surge from Storm Barry pose twin threats to t...
14:32 2019-07-12

Share your memories of the Apollo 11 moon landings Do you remember where you were when man first landed on the moon? We’d like to hear from you It’s almost 50 years since US astronaut Neil Armstrong b...
13:48 2019-07-12

Ketamine-like drug for depression could get UK licence within the year Esketamine could initially become available through private clinics but potential side effects raise concernsA ketamine-like drug that could be licen...
13:48 2019-07-12

Sahara was home to some of largest sea creatures, study finds Scientists reconstruct extinct species using fossils found in northern Mali from ancient seawaySome of the biggest catfish and sea snakes to ever exi...
13:48 2019-07-12

Why Is Tropical Storm Barry Such a Threat? The Science Behind the Brewing Hurricane Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecast to become Hurricane Barry as it hurls forward on a collision course with the Louisiana coast, has experts wor...
12:48 2019-07-12

Tropical Storm Barry Underscores a Big Problem With Hurricane Categories As Tropical Storm Barry gathers strength on its way to a violent clash with the Louisiana coast, officials are rightly evacuating some residents, whi...
12:48 2019-07-12

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone Scuba-divers have discovered a new fish – a vibrant purple fairy wrasse. They have named it Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional kingdom in Blac...
07:48 2019-07-12

Exclusive: NASA administrator explains decision to replace head of human spaceflight programs The longtime head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs has been replaced as the agency races to meet President Trump’s ambitious goal of returning Am...
07:00 2019-07-12

12,000 years ago, a boy had his skull squashed into a cone shape Ancient people in China practiced human head-shaping about 12,000 years ago — meaning they bound some children's maturing skulls, encouraging the hea...
07:00 2019-07-12

Hubble spots black hole surrounded by material that shouldn’t be there The Hubble Space Telescope, which is operated by NASA and the ESA, is fantastic for spotting objects residing in the distant reaches of space. Black ...
05:48 2019-07-12

These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects On its own, a single ant can only accomplish so much, but you toss it into the mix with a couple hundred of its peers and suddenly the capabilities o...
05:48 2019-07-12

Dark Patterns: the art of online deception – Science Weekly podcast Have you ever been caught out online and subscribed to something you didn’t mean to? Ian Sample has and so he tasked Jordan Erica Webber with finding...
04:32 2019-07-12

Spacewatch: India prepares to launch Chandrayaan 2 moon mission If successful, India will become fourth country to soft-land on moon after Russia, US and ChinaIndia is making final preparations for the launch this...
22:32 2019-07-11

Apollo 11 Had 3 Men Aboard, But Only 2 Walked on the Moon. Here’s What it Was Like to Be the Third Michael Collins was the man who got history’s middle seat — literally aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft, but in more lasting ways too. He w...
21:48 2019-07-11

Savage tick-clone armies are sucking cows to death; experts fear for humans Enlarge / Engorged Haemaphysalis longicornis female tick. (credit: Commonsource) Ravenous swarms of cloned ticks have killed a fifth cow in North C...
21:16 2019-07-11

Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be ...
21:16 2019-07-11

Police sniff out suspect after a loud fart revealed his hiding spot We like to think we have control over our own bodies, and in most cases that’s true. Sometimes the forces of nature work against you, however, ...
19:32 2019-07-11

Moons that escape their planets are now called ‘ploonets’ Late last year, astronomers decided that moons which orbit other moons should get their own special name. The label “moon-moon” was offer...
19:32 2019-07-11

United Arab Emirates spy satellite crashes into the ocean after failed rocket launch Military bodies around the world rely on surveillance satellites to help them keep an eye on potential enemies and allies alike. Everyone watches eve...
19:32 2019-07-11

Molecules pictured changing shape as they gain and lose electrons When molecules gain even a small electric charge, their shapes and chemical properties shift. Now we’ve watched those changes in action for the first...
17:32 2019-07-11

Let’s Dive Into the Story of the ‘Ravioli Starfish’ That Looks Like a Stuffed-Pasta Shaped Wonder of the Sea The newly minted internet star is a starfish that looks like an Italian dinner dish. The “ravioli” starfish, also dubbed online a “...
17:16 2019-07-11

Here’s What Tropical Storm Barry Looks Like From Space A severe storm that threatens to strike Louisiana as a hurricane officially became Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (N...
17:16 2019-07-11

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93 Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to hel...
16:32 2019-07-11

Scientists turn to 'laser accurate' model to test Stonehenge acoustics Salford team explores sound qualities of ancient Wiltshire monument using 1:12 replica based on data from scansA diminutive model of Stonehenge could...
15:16 2019-07-11

Fossil of 99m-year-old bird with unusually long toes found Ancient bird’s foot is so distinctive palaeontologists declare it a new speciesThe fossilised remains of a bizarre, ancient bird that had middle toes...
15:16 2019-07-11

Enriching solid-state batteries Researchers at MIT have come up with a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, promising faster c...
15:16 2019-07-11

New CRISPR platform expands RNA editing capabilities CRISPR-based tools have revolutionized our ability to target disease-linked genetic mutations. CRISPR technology comprises a growing family of tools ...
15:16 2019-07-11

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells to destroy the cancerous cells. This approach, termed CAR-T...
15:16 2019-07-11

Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receiv...
15:16 2019-07-11

Titanic survivor’s unusual light-up walking stick is up for auction An unusual walking stick that belonged to a Titanic survivor and a first-class passenger’s meal receipt from the doomed liner are up for auction late...
14:00 2019-07-11

Butterfly numbers fell by one-third in the US over past two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one-third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be decl...
13:32 2019-07-11

French healthcare will stop paying for homeopathic treatment in 2021 After another study found that homeopathic medicines had no proven benefit, the French government announced it will end reimbursements for these trea...
13:32 2019-07-11

India is about to launch a lander and rover to the moon’s south pole India is launching its second mission to the moon, called Chandrayaan 2, on 14 July. It will land near the lunar south pole, a promising site for hum...
13:32 2019-07-11

Something is seriously wrong with our understanding of the cosmos Our two ways of measuring the universe’s expansion disagree, and a third method is intensifying that clash - which may mean big changes in how we vie...
13:32 2019-07-11

Whale mothers and calves whisper to avoid attracting predators Southern right whale mothers and calves communicate with one another using quiet moo-like calls to avoid attracting predators such as killer whales a...
13:32 2019-07-11

Space company Avio's Vega vehicle has launch failure Italian space company Avio said on Thursday a Vega launch vehicle carrying a United Arab Emirates satellite experienced "an anomaly" which lead to a ...
12:48 2019-07-11

Brazil cotton farmers sue Bayer over patent on GMO seed Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG , seeking to cancel the chemical company's patent protection for its...
12:48 2019-07-11

Scientists Say They’ve Identified the Earliest Sign of Humans Outside Africa NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in s...
11:48 2019-07-11

Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building...
11:48 2019-07-11

NASA is building robots that can climb Mars, including an 'ice worm' NASA is no stranger to building robots, having created ones that are currently exploring Mars, traveling to the International Space Station and ones ...
10:32 2019-07-11

Florida man bitten by venomous snake: 'My life just flashed through my head' A Florida man says his life “flashed” before his eyes after a venomous cottonmouth snake bit him on a foot and left his leg in “throbbing pain” last ...
10:32 2019-07-11

Goats get emotional? Humans shouldn't be surprised – all mammals are amazing | Jules Howard Research showing goats can communicate emotion by bleating should help us build empathy with our fellow animalsWicksteed Park in Kettering is not kno...
07:48 2019-07-11

Japan’s asteroid probe is about to attempt its second daring asteroid touchdown Japan is doing some incredible things with its Hayabusa2 asteroid probe. The spacecraft has now spent several months in orbit around the space rock k...
06:48 2019-07-11

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun Thanks to astronomers and their constant search for new bodies moving throughout our solar system, we know about a lot of asteroids. Many of them hav...
06:48 2019-07-11

Scientists think they’ve found all the ‘missing’ iron in the universe These days, scientists think they have a pretty good idea of what the universe is made of. By detecting the telltale signatures of various elements i...
06:48 2019-07-11

Move over, Einstein! 'Chameleon' theory provides alternate explanation for cosmos formation A group of scientists has created a computer simulation of the universe in order to test out an alternative theory to Albertn Einstein's theory of ge...
06:01 2019-07-11

The Guardian view on the climate emergency: a dangerous paralysis | Editorial The closer the prospect of disaster becomes, the less the government manages to doThe difference between speed limits and speed cameras is that speed...
03:32 2019-07-11

It's not just tennis players – grunters are everywhere. And they're not to be trusted | Andre Spicer From archaeologists to office workers, people feel the need to accompany hard work with a grunt. But why do they do it?When the umpire at Wimbledon c...
03:32 2019-07-11

The Great Yorkshire show – in pictures The Guardian photographer Christopher Thomond went to the opening events at the 161st Great Yorkshire show in Harrogate, a three-day showcase of Brit...
03:32 2019-07-11

Scottish girl is world's youngest deep brain stimulation patient Two-year-old has had brain surgery to treat spasms, raising hopes for other childrenA two year-old girl from Glasgow has become the youngest person i...
03:32 2019-07-11

Falcon has landed: Japan's Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid Unmanned craft – about the size of a large refrigerator – plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from EarthA Japanese spacecraf...
03:32 2019-07-11

Drinking sugary drinks linked to an increased risk for all cancers Drinking an average of just under 200 ml of a sugar-sweetened drink or fruit juice each day has been linked to an 18 per cent increase in cancer risk...
02:32 2019-07-11

Why most new medicines are no better than existing treatments An analysis of new drugs shows that most novel medicines have little advantage over current treatments and waste money that healthcare systems can't ...
02:32 2019-07-11

UK government urgently readies environment watchdog for no-deal Brexit Work is underway to have a version of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) established almost immediately after a no deal Brexit, to avoid a...
02:32 2019-07-11

Branson's Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-al...
20:16 2019-07-10

Chinese air pollution dimmed sunlight enough to impact solar panels Enlarge (credit: Han Jun Zeng / Flickr) Coal is seen by many as an enemy of renewable energy and the first fossil fuel in line for elimination as t...
18:00 2019-07-10

Humans may have reached Europe by 210,000 years ago Enlarge / A view of the Apidima 1 skull from behind (left), above (center), and below (right). The scale bar represents 5 cm. (credit: Harvati et al....
18:00 2019-07-10

Tiny robot leaps around carrying its own battery, electronics Enlarge / A Tribot leaps ahead of its peers. (credit: EPFL) Robots have traditionally been roughly humanoid in form, which has some obvious advanta...
18:00 2019-07-10

Mysterious illness that paralyzes healthy kids prompts plea from CDC Enlarge / 13-year-old boy recovering in a Denver hospital from a suspected case of human enterovirus 68 during a 2014 outbreak. (credit: Getty | Cyr...
18:00 2019-07-10

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells more effect...
17:32 2019-07-10

IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be devices which sense and control the physical world. From autonomy to robotics t...
17:32 2019-07-10

World’s top personality test doesn’t really work – should we ditch it? The 'Big Five' model of personality is widely used, but it turns out it doesn't work for people in low- and middle-income countries, or even just old...
17:00 2019-07-10

Astronomers just spotted two supermassive black holes on a collision course There’s really nothing in the universe that can compare to the awesome power of a supermassive black hole. Well, almost nothing. In a new paper...
17:00 2019-07-10

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, are showing signs of life CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving fo...
16:16 2019-07-10

Giant bullsnake found in Minnesota home’s bathtub, officials say A 6-foot bullsnake gave a Minnesota family a startling wake-up call when they discovered the slithering intruder in their bathtub early Monday, offic...
16:16 2019-07-10

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood ...
16:16 2019-07-10

Alligator in South Carolina rescued after soccer ball found lodged in mouth: 'It looked like he wasn't alive' An alligator in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was rescued after it was found with a green soccer ball lodged in its mouth — an item that had reportedl...
16:16 2019-07-10

Unassuming shark that lived 165M years ago was ancestor of great white, megalodon Researchers have unlocked the mystery behind where the prehistoric predator megalodon and its modern-day successor great white shark came from — and ...
16:16 2019-07-10

Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-al...
15:16 2019-07-10

Kayaker watches huge python devour crocodile, photographs the entire thing Kayaking is a relaxing outdoor activity that you can enjoy just about anywhere there’s a suitable body of water. Unless you’re tackling r...
14:16 2019-07-10

Skull shows our species got to Europe 165,000 earlier than we thought The first modern humans were not supposed to have reached Europe until 45,000 years ago, but a skull from a Greek cave turns out to be 210,000 years ...
14:16 2019-07-10

Earth's helium is running out and it has dire consequences for science Helium's essential for party balloons, but also for MRI scanners, physics experiments and space rockets. But supplies on Earth are getting dangerousl...
13:32 2019-07-10

Survey reveals students’ hopes and fears about sex A survey of people aged 18 to 25 found that women are more interested in the quality of their sexual encounters, while men are more focused on quanti...
09:48 2019-07-10

SpaceX scores NASA contract to launch $50 million astrophysics mission SpaceX and NASA are like two peas in a pod as of late, with the space program leaning heavily on SpaceX for everything from satellite launches to the...
08:48 2019-07-10

Israel’s failed Beresheet lander might fly again, at least in spirit The strange, sad saga of Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander is a bizarre one. The spacecraft, which embarked on the first privately-funded Moon la...
08:48 2019-07-10

Recent earthquakes that rocked California dramatically scarred the Earth A series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks left much of Southern California trembling over the long holiday weekend. The most powerful of the q...
08:48 2019-07-10

There’s something very odd about this story of a fire at a SpaceX facility in Florida A fire at a SpaceX prototyping facility on Monday did as much as $100,000 in damage, according to reports from local news sources and agencies quotin...
08:48 2019-07-10

NASA’s Voyager twins refuse to die It’s been almost 42 years since NASA sent its two Voyager spacecraft on record-breaking missions, and both of the decades-old robots are still ...
08:48 2019-07-10

The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.) Impossible Foods, the company behind the meatless Whopper at Burger King, is one of several companies developing plant-based or laboratory-made seafo...
08:16 2019-07-10

Arizona city played critical role in moon exploration history When people think about space missions and moon landings, it's usually Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Houston, Texas, that comes to mind. But Flagstaff, A...
04:16 2019-07-10

Only big fines will change how the auditors audit Splitting a firm’s audit and consulting functions has merit but only large penalties will affect proper change•Watchdog finds work of Patisserie Vale...
19:32 2019-07-09

Goats can distinguish emotions from each other's calls – study Animals can distinguish between happy and sad calls and have different reactionsThey are known for gobbling socks from washing lines and for their fe...
19:32 2019-07-09

Straight arms or bent? For walking, it's clear. For running, less so The way we walk is very efficient, but runners’ bent-arm bias is not so straightforwardIt is a question that perhaps only a scientist would ask and t...
19:32 2019-07-09

Computer attempts to replicate the dream-like maths of Ramanujan A computer program called the Ramanujan Machine is generating mathematical conjectures for constants like π and e, just like the legendary Indian mat...
19:32 2019-07-09

Butterfly numbers fell by one third in the US over last two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be decl...
19:32 2019-07-09

Goats reveal their feelings with the sound of distinctive bleats When goats were played a recording of a ‘happy’ animal bleating, they noticed when there was a shift to ‘sad’ bleats in the recording, and vice versa...
19:32 2019-07-09

Social stress linked to bone density loss in postmenopausal women Postmenopausal women with high social stress and poor relationships may be at higher risk of bone fractures due to stress hormones lowering bone dens...
19:32 2019-07-09

UK is going backwards on climate change action, advisers warn The Committee on Committee Climate Change says UK is not preparing adequately for global warming impacts or meeting the challenge of its carbon emiss...
19:32 2019-07-09

Computer from NASA’s Apollo program reprogrammed to mine bitcoin Enlarge / DSKY unit of the Apollo Guidance Computer in the National Air and Space Museum. Shirriff used a different unit that belongs to a private co...
18:48 2019-07-09

Tuning out the static: It took 40 years before I found out that I have ADHD | Tom Hawking It’s hard not to wonder how things like jobs and relationships might have turned out differently had I been medicated all alongIn retrospect, the sig...
15:01 2019-07-09

No getting out of chemistry classes | Brief letters GCSE science | Carry On films | Apt surnames | Clueless crosswords | Not enough womenThe idea that a state school can “scrap” GCSE chemistry because ...
15:01 2019-07-09

Glacial melting in Antarctica may become irreversible Thwaites glacier is likely to thaw and trigger 50cm sea level rise, US study suggestsAntarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melting will acce...
15:01 2019-07-09

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun relic auctioned in UK Cairo calls on international police agency to find head sold to unknown buyer for £4.7mEgypt is planning to sue over the sale at Christie’s auction h...
15:01 2019-07-09

Colorado officials warn humans to not feed wildlife after mountain goats engaging in 'unnatural behaviors' "Do not feed wildlife" is a warning officials in Colorado have issued as mountain goats have been trying to cozy up with humans — a behavior deemed "...
13:32 2019-07-09

The $280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable $10 in two years Lab-grown meat, first introduced to the world six years ago in the form of a $280,000 hamburger, could hit supermarket shelves at $10 a patty within ...
13:00 2019-07-09

SoCal has 8 percent chance of another huge quake this week There's an 8 percent chance that Southern California could be rocked by another magnitude 6.0 or above earthquake this week, according to seismologis...
12:01 2019-07-09

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns A glacier in West Antarctica, known as "the world's most dangerous," could completely melt away and cause a rapid and "catastrophic" sea-level rise, ...
12:01 2019-07-09

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to Reach a New Frontier: The Stock Market The private space tourism business plans to merge with a publicly traded shell company, giving it a stock listing and, potentially a crucial new sour...
11:48 2019-07-09

Space-based gravitational-wave detector may detect strange exoplanets Enlarge / A depiction of one of the trio of satellites that will form the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. (credit: NASA) The first detection of...
10:16 2019-07-09

Buzz Aldrin is looking forward, not back—and he has a plan to bring NASA along Enlarge / Buzz Aldrin wants NASA to go somewhere. (credit: Hubert Vestil/Getty Images) Just after Memorial Day this year, I began talking regularly...
10:16 2019-07-09

Gene-silencing drug for rare hereditary disorder approved for NHS use A therapy that uses RNA interference to treat the rare condition hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis has been approved for NHS use in Engla...
09:48 2019-07-09

David Attenborough on climate change: 'We cannot be radical enough' David Attenborough says the UK must take radical action to meet its climate change targets, but politicians must make efforts to keep the public on s...
09:48 2019-07-09

Instagram will ask users to rethink posting something offensive Instagram will ask users to think again if they are about to post something that could be considered offensive and early tests suggest it could work,...
09:48 2019-07-09

Buzz Aldrin, others tell Apollo's inside story in rare, newly released interviews For the first time, PBS has released rare interviews with the team of astronauts and NASA personnel who brought America to the moon in the 1960s — in...
09:48 2019-07-09

Supervolcano fears: 'Big One' is coming California’s uncanny “earthquake pause” is over. It should have already had several “big ones” by now. All that pressure has to go somewhere. Now geo...
09:48 2019-07-09

Massive California earthquakes could be seen from space As fears of "the Big One" reemerge after two powerful earthquakes rocked Southern California last week, the damage that was done has left a lasting i...
09:48 2019-07-09

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe? Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why...
07:00 2019-07-09

Hubble spies distant galaxy in full bloom Spring may already be in our rear-view mirror but NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is still in the mood for things that bloom. In a new post, NASA...
05:48 2019-07-09

Father-son duo is 3D printing a Lamborghini for science For most people, dreaming about owning a Lamborghini is about as close as they’ll realistically get to having one in their driveway. Supercars ...
05:48 2019-07-09

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic prepares to go public Deal will help fund venture until its spaceships can operate commercially and make profitVirgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture...
03:48 2019-07-09

In the not too distant future, when climate alarmists and identity politics have destroyed civilisation ... | First Dog on the Moon What did you do in the climate wars Daddy?Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First D...
21:48 2019-07-08

Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kids’ health Enlarge / A boy at school. (credit: Getty | Florian Gaertner ) Anti-vaccine advocates in New York are encouraging parents to homeschool their chil...
21:00 2019-07-08

Meet Poppy Northcutt, the Woman Who Helped Bring the Apollo 11 Astronauts Home Safely The boundary broken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, when they became the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969, is one of the most famous in...
20:16 2019-07-08

The CDC finally figured out the source of the latest Salmonella outbreak in the US A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to papayas sourced from Mexico that are sold across the United States, according to a new bullet...
19:48 2019-07-08

Bizarre, exotic orange bird discovered on England highway turns out to be seagull soaked in curry If you spotted a bright orange bird chilling on the side of the road you’d probably do a double-take and then check your coffee to make sure it...
19:48 2019-07-08

SpaceX is inching closer to Starship’s big debut SpaceX has had an incredibly busy year thus far, with a steady series of rocket launches and new initiatives like Starlink in the very earliest stage...
19:48 2019-07-08

Bobcat, raccoon briefly escape New Mexico zoo after vandals cut open enclosures, police say New Mexico police are searching for vandals who cut locks and fencing on enclosures at a zoo over the weekend, allowing four animals, including a bob...
18:16 2019-07-08

Watch firefighters save great horned owl trapped in fishing line Rescue workers used a fire truck to save a great horned owl that had become entangled in a fishing line at Harriman Lake Park in Jefferson County, Co...
18:16 2019-07-08

Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti One of Egypt's greatest mysteries could be solved as scientists think they have located the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefert...
18:16 2019-07-08

Pompeii ruins 'hiding 10 unexploded WW2 bombs,' archaeologists warn At least 10 unexploded bombs dropped by the Allies during World War II are believed to be near the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists warn, according t...
18:16 2019-07-08

Mysterious X-37B military space plane caught on camera Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plan...
18:16 2019-07-08

Mysterious carnivorous dinosaur likely walked on a single toe Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million-years-ago in modern-day Brazil with an almost unheard-of characteristi...
18:16 2019-07-08

Shark swallowed whole during rare deep-sea feeding frenzy off South Carolina coast, video shows Researchers exploring the depths of the ocean off the coast of South Carolina recorded a rare sight last month when they stumbled upon a shark feedin...
18:16 2019-07-08

National Archives confirm Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights safe after D.C. flooding Dangerous flash floods have rocked the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, but the nation's founding documents are safe, according to The National Archi...
18:16 2019-07-08

Unexploded World War II bombs may still be buried at Pompeii Mt. Vesuvius erupted in March 1944. Here, American B-25 Mitchell Bombers fly past Vesuvius, March 17–21, 1944. (credit: Archive of Raymond D. Yusi, A...
17:01 2019-07-08

Snowball the dancing cockatoo has wide range of killer moves, new study finds Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo shows off 14 different dance moves to the beat of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." The movements come from different vide...
17:01 2019-07-08

July 8, 2011: That time Ars saw the last ever Space Shuttle launch The shuttle went to orbit more quickly than our autofocus could follow MERRITT ISLAND, Florida—The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy describes spa...
17:01 2019-07-08

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens on...
17:01 2019-07-08

Micro ring resonator has highest quality factor to date Researchers at MIT and Singapore University of Technology (SUTD) have demonstrated a micro ring resonator made of amorphous silicon carbide with the ...
17:01 2019-07-08

Pathways to a low-carbon China Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, if not 1.5 C — will...
17:01 2019-07-08

No Plans for Aerial Survey of Arctic Refuge, Company Says The announcement means there will most likely be no new information about any potential oil and gas riches in the refuge when drilling leases are sol...
16:32 2019-07-08

Half of babies affected by Zika virus are developing normally by age 2 In a group of about 200 babies affected by Zika virus, about half of those with abnormal brain scans after birth are developing normally by age 2 or ...
14:32 2019-07-08

US teens may be finding it harder to buy cannabis after legalisation After seven US states legalised recreational use of marijuana, teenagers reported less use of the drug in anonymous surveys, perhaps because legal di...
14:32 2019-07-08

Cleaning up China's dirty air would give solar energy a huge boost Air pollution from human activities in China has decreased the potential output of solar panels by 13 per cent between 1960 and 2015, resulting in lo...
14:32 2019-07-08

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation ...
14:16 2019-07-08

Cockatoo choreographs his own dance moves, researchers believe New study of Snowball the prancing parrot points to bird at peak of his creative powersWhen Snowball the sulphur-crested cockatoo revealed his first ...
11:48 2019-07-08

Scientists discover Snowball the cockatoo has 16 distinct dance moves – video A sulphur-crested cockatoo named Snowball garnered YouTube fame and headlines a decade ago for his uncanny ability to dance to the beat of the Backst...
11:48 2019-07-08

Indoor carbon dioxide levels could be a health hazard, scientists warn CO2 in bedrooms and offices may affect cognition and cause kidney and bone problemsIndoor levels of carbon dioxide could be clouding our thinking and...
11:48 2019-07-08

California’s Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the ‘Big One’ (RIDGECREST, Calif.) — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientis...
11:00 2019-07-08

Most Americans Say Returning to the Moon Shouldn’t Be a Space Program Priority Most Americans don’t think returning to the moon should be a top priority for the country’s space program, a recent poll found, despite t...
11:00 2019-07-08

TIME Launches Space Newsletter Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 On July 12, TIME is launching a new weekly space newsletter, to be published each Friday, analyzing space exploration, spaceflight, and the aerospace...
11:00 2019-07-08

Extracting sperm directly from testicles could help infertility issues Some male infertility may be down to the damage sperm experiences as it matures and enters semen – so taking immature sperm directly from the testes ...
08:48 2019-07-08

Bike crash kills South African man set to be first 'Afronaut' Mandla Maseko, a DJ who won the chance to be the first black African in space, has died in a motorbike accidentA South African man who won the chance...
07:32 2019-07-08

US may dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents A U.S. government agency is proposing the deployment of 1.5 tons of rat poison to limit the spread of an invasive rodent problem in the Farallon Isla...
00:32 2019-07-08

Starwatch: approach of Saturn offers a summer bonus This week the planet is in opposition – its closest to Earth all yearLooking south during a summer nighttime is always a treat where the sky is conce...
22:32 2019-07-07

Jodrell Bank Observatory becomes world heritage site Unesco recognises Cheshire home of Lovell telescope for contribution to astronomical researchJodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, which has been at ...
22:32 2019-07-07

Man bitten by shark in 1994 finally gets its tooth out of his foot In 1994, Jeff Weakley was surfing off the coast of Florida’s Flagler Beach when he was attacked by a shark. He survived the ordeal but not with...
15:32 2019-07-07

British man says he caught record-breaking 232-pound carp fish in Thailand A British man reeled in a 232-pound carp fish in Thailand last month — a reportedly record-breaking size believed to be the world's largest caught ca...
11:16 2019-07-07

How much carbon does our lumber sequester? Enlarge (credit: US BLM) Carbon sequestration is generally thought of as locking carbon out of the atmosphere semi-permanently by incorporating it ...
11:00 2019-07-07

Interactive map shows how every state is important to NASA NASA does most of its business in space, and it can sometimes feel like there’s a bit of a disconnect between the space agency and the rest of ...
10:16 2019-07-07

The five: Nasa research probes As Saturn’s moon Titan becomes Nasa’s latest destination, we look at other probes the agency is boldly sending forthAs announced last month, Nasa is ...
03:48 2019-07-07

Study concludes 33,000-year-old-skull shows signs of blunt force trauma Enlarge / Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture. A new paper concludes this is evidence of fatal blunt ...
16:16 2019-07-06

Scientists try to explain why everyone loves the ‘Avengers’ movies The Marvel movies are some of the most successful Hollywood blockbusters of all time. Sure, Avengers: Endgame can’t seem to beat Avatar for the...
13:48 2019-07-06

Space and booze, an anecdotal history Since this is a cocktail conference, every seminar needs a tasting. This riff on an Old Fashioned was inspired by Comet Lovejoy, "which is effectivel...
12:32 2019-07-06

Actress who allegedly caught endangered clams on TV show could face prison time: reports An actress from South Korea could face prison time in Thailand for allegedly catching endangered clams during the filming of a TV show, according to ...
11:00 2019-07-06

Are you really the ‘real’ you? What makes some people change their lives entirely, and how can we best become our true selves?Alex was a bouncer when he changed his mind about who ...
09:48 2019-07-06

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon, and Its First Great Geologist Had the Apollo program stopped after July 21, 1969, another astronaut says, its lunar samples would have been enough to reshape knowledge of the sola...
07:48 2019-07-06

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move The United States spends more on helping people rebuild after disasters than preventing problems. Nashville is leading an effort to change that by he...
05:00 2019-07-06

Miners looking for gemstones find ancient sea monster instead Miners digging for gemstones found something entirely different last month; rather than uncovering the shiny and iridescent gemstone known as ammolit...
21:16 2019-07-05

King Tut bust that Egypt claims was 'stolen' sells for $6 million A controversial 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of boy pharaoh King Tutankhamun has been sold for nearly $6 million at auction in the U.K., despite pr...
21:16 2019-07-05

Mysterious 'Earthquake mountain' swallowed up by ocean, NASA images show Zalzala Koh may be out of sight for now, but that does not mean it is completely gone. In 2019, hints of the island persist in Landsat imagery. As re...
21:16 2019-07-05

Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds Researchers looked at how many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could be on ou...
19:48 2019-07-05

Mickey Kapp, Who Made Mixtapes for Astronauts, Dies at 88 Mr. Kapp, a record producer, became the unofficial music provider to the space-bound after forging an unlikely connection with members of the Mercury...
19:48 2019-07-05

Here’s how astronauts aboard the ISS celebrated the 4th of July Donning a NASA patch and flying to the International Space Station is an incredible honor, but with it comes many sacrifices. Not only do astronauts ...
19:32 2019-07-05

Virgin Atlantic flight forced to land after passenger’s backup battery burst into flames There are few things in this world more panic-inducing than realizing your smartphone battery is about to die in the middle of a long flight. Being l...
19:32 2019-07-05

Hacked forensic firm pays ransom after malware attack Largest private provider Eurofins hands over undisclosed fee to regain control of systems Britain’s largest private forensics provider has paid a ran...
19:32 2019-07-05

Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting int...
18:16 2019-07-05

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge...
13:16 2019-07-05

UK roadsides could become burial grounds as graveyards are filling up Bodies could start to be buried alongside main roads in the UK, as graveyards and cemeteries are running out of room, suggests a former direct of pub...
10:32 2019-07-05

Nerve surgery helps people with paralysis control their hands and arms People with quadriplegia can feed themselves and brush their teeth thanks to nerve surgery – and doctors say it’s time to make the surgery more widel...
10:32 2019-07-05

New York Times falls for “obesity probiotic” hype Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dogukan Keskinkilic) Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncrit...
10:16 2019-07-05

No, a “checklist error” did not almost derail the first moon landing Enlarge / Apollo 11's Eagle moves slowly away from Columbia and prepares for landing. (credit: NASA / Apollo Lunar Surface Journal) Update: It's Fou...
10:16 2019-07-05

Wellness startup’s generic Viagra ads flout Facebook rules Enlarge / The Facebook login screen. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) On television and radio, the ads are fairly innocuous: “Hey guy,” a female ...
08:00 2019-07-05

10 of the best moon-landing anniversary events in the UK The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing, on 20 July 1969, is being celebrated globally but giant leaps aren’t necessary for these ‘missions’ in t...
07:32 2019-07-05

Cross Section: Giles Yeo – Science Weekly podcast Why do some of us pile on the pounds, while others seem to get away with it? Hannah Devlin speaks to Dr Giles Yeo about some of the latest findings f...
07:32 2019-07-05

Climate mistake reveals Earth warmed more than we thought last century Early weather stations only covered 20 per cent of the globe, causing them to underestimate how much our greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the cli...
06:00 2019-07-05

Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change The world could support nearly 1 billion hectares of extra forest, covering the size of the United States and giving us 20 more years to tackle clima...
22:01 2019-07-04

Riders want autonomous cars that drive like humans, not machines Autonomous cars may very well be our future, but we’re not there yet. Not only is the technology lacking, but many would-be passengers just don...
21:48 2019-07-04

Pioneering surgery brings movement back to paralysed hands Melbourne-based Natasha van Zyl has treated 13 young adults with nerve transfer surgeryThirteen young adults who were paralysed in sporting or traffi...
20:48 2019-07-04

Watch the total solar eclipse streak across Earth in this gorgeous satellite shot Earlier this week, a total solar eclipse gave skywatchers in South America a very good reason to gaze at the heavens. Only a very small number of peo...
18:00 2019-07-04

NASA takes a nostalgic look back at its very first Mars rover Today, NASA’s Curiosity rover spends its days exploring the Martian landscape and eagerly awaiting the arrival of its newest sibling, the Mars ...
18:00 2019-07-04

This video of a SpaceX rocket fairing returning to Earth is mesmerizing It took SpaceX several tries to catch one of its rocket nosecones during an actual mission, but it finally accomplished that feat late last month whe...
18:00 2019-07-04

Revolutionary War diary sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army A remarkable Revolutionary War diary written by a Massachusetts corporal sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the C...
17:48 2019-07-04

Fly off to Mars at Kennedy Space Center’s Astronaut Training Experience As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, Florida’s Kennedy Space Center has opened up its Ast...
17:48 2019-07-04

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says (WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And ther...
16:16 2019-07-04

Exomoons that run away from their planets could become 'ploonets' We haven’t found any moons around exoplanets, which may be because they are flung away and turn into “ploonets” - a fate that could one day befall ou...
08:16 2019-07-04

3rd mysterious deep-space flash traced to host galaxy Astronomers just pinpointed the source galaxy of another fast radio burst (FRB), suggesting that these brief and bizarre cosmic blasts may not remain...
08:16 2019-07-04

Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Ju...
08:16 2019-07-04

Rocket Report: Teachers invest in SpaceX, Russia plans to study reusable launch Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 2.06 of the Rocket...
07:16 2019-07-04

Prisoners of the Moon review – the dark side of the Apollo 11 story This unsettling documentary focuses on an engineer from Nazi Germany who was a key player in America’s lunar programmeThis considered documentary ble...
03:00 2019-07-04

Known unknowns: How to communicate certainly in an uncertain world From the speed of global warming to the likelihood of developing cancer, we must grasp uncertainty to understand the world. Here’s how to know your u...
02:01 2019-07-04

We could breed climate-friendly cows that belch less methane Livestock are responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions but it turns out that we could breed cows with gut bacteria that produ...
02:01 2019-07-04

UK’s National Trust to sell off fossil fuel investments worth £45m The National Trust, a UK conservation charity, will sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies including BP, Shell and Total over the next thr...
02:01 2019-07-04

Scientists built a new type of artificial gravity that could help keep astronauts healthy Heading into space means leaving Earth’s gravity behind. Astronauts floating around on the International Space Station might look like they&rsq...
22:48 2019-07-03

Neanderthals’ history is as complicated as ours Enlarge / The upper and lower jawbones of a juvenile Neanderthal girl who lived in Belgium around 127,000 years ago. (credit: Peyrégne et al. 2019) ...
19:48 2019-07-03

Alaskan permafrost warming experiment produces surprising results Enlarge / The study took place near Denali National Park, pictured here. (credit: faungg's photos / flickr) Emissions from burning fossil fuels, cu...
19:48 2019-07-03

A fireball lit up the sky over Florida, and this time it wasn’t a meteor A massive fireball appeared in the skies above South Florida last night, giving residents plenty of reason to gaze skyward and capture footage with t...
18:32 2019-07-03

Miss the eclipse? Don’t worry, NASA stuffed the whole thing into a 5-minute video A total solar eclipse graces a small section of planet Earth yesterday afternoon. Not many people got to see it in person, but thanks to a partnershi...
18:32 2019-07-03

NASA just strapped a frickin’ laser beam to its Mars 2020 rover We’re still about a year away from the launch of the Mars 2020 mission, but NASA’s shiny new rover is rapidly taking shape already. The r...
18:32 2019-07-03

Geoff White obituary In 1985 the work research unit of the Department of Employment was disbanded and my father, Geoff White, stepped down after five years as director. A...
17:16 2019-07-03

Terrawatch: how does Old Faithful earn its name? Scientists are trying to uncover the mystery of the regular geyser’s clockwork-like eruptionsWhy is Old Faithful so faithful? Roughly every 90 minute...
17:16 2019-07-03

Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more tha...
15:48 2019-07-03

Here’s a reality check on NASA’s Artemis Moon landing program Enlarge / Artist's concept of a lunar lander. (credit: NASA) On Tuesday morning, NASA conducted what appears to have been a highly successful test ...
15:32 2019-07-03

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light ca...
14:32 2019-07-03

Making wireless communication more energy efficient Omer Tanovic, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joined the Laboratory for Information and Decision Sy...
14:32 2019-07-03

Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life as more evidence emerges The possibility that Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life has strengthened after researchers determined its ocean is likely 1 billion years old...
13:48 2019-07-03

Pay dispute resurfaces as U.S. women prepare for World Cup final With the United States preparing to play in the women's World Cup final the team's fight for pay equity resurfaced on Wednesday with the Democratic W...
12:48 2019-07-03

Seals remember what they just did – but only for about 18 seconds Seals and sea lions can repeat their last action on command, as long as they are asked to do so within 18 seconds , hinting at a degree of self-aware...
10:32 2019-07-03

Successful Orion abort test is good news for NASA astronauts NASA is slowly but surely inching its way towards its ultimate goal of being able to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. The agency has contracts with ...
01:32 2019-07-03

Hubble captures interstellar ‘fireworks’ just in time for July 4th With Independence Day rapidly approaching, people across the United States are stocking up on low-grade explosives, just as they do every year. But w...
01:32 2019-07-03

Thousands watch total solar eclipse from Chile and Argentina - in pictures Thousands gathered across Chile and Argentina to witness the only total solar eclipse for 2019. Northern Chile is known for clear skies and is being ...
00:48 2019-07-03

Country diary: freeloading bumblebees find a shortcut to food Crook, County Durham: By chewing their way directly into the nectaries of flowers, the thieving insects circumvent the laborious pollination mechanis...
00:48 2019-07-03

Blind Chileans 'listen' for the solar eclipse In the minutes before a solar eclipse plunged Chile into darkness, a loudspeaker projected a deep baritone to a group of blind men and women who had ...
21:48 2019-07-02

Total solar eclipse: thousands in Chile and Argentina marvel at 'something supreme' Best views were in the Atacama desert, where a total eclipse has not occurred since 1592Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north ...
21:48 2019-07-02

Doctors not prescribing medicinal cannabis due to lack of clinical trials Commons’ health committee warns patients’ expectations are being disappointedHigh expectations among the public of the benefits of medicinal cannabis...
20:32 2019-07-02

879% drug price hike is one of 3,400 in 2019 so far; rate of hikes increasing Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11, 2018: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (R) announced a 'blueprint' for lowering the cost of pre...
18:32 2019-07-02

Rapid results in on climate change and the European heat wave Enlarge / How the warmest three-day averages from June rank—the darkest red area set new records. (credit: van Oldenborgh et al.) Much of Europe—an...
18:32 2019-07-02

Analysis says we need to stop building fossil fuel plants now Enlarge / Wind turbines spin as steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jäenschwalde coal-fired power plant in the distance. (credit: Sean Gallup...
18:32 2019-07-02

Big Dairy is trying to get teens hooked on lattes to boost milk sales Enlarge / Will coffee-flavored milk save the dairy industry? (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Amid decades-long souring of milk sales in the United Stat...
18:32 2019-07-02

Birthplace of England's '9-day queen,' Jane Grey, discovered under park Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the foundations of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey — a relative of King Henry VIII and Queen of Englan...
18:16 2019-07-02

Arctic fox goes on epic 2,000-mile journey from Norway to Canada, leaving scientists stunned A 1-year-old arctic fox trekked more than 2,000 miles – forging across vast expanses of sea ice – from Norway to Canada in just 76 days, setting a ne...
18:16 2019-07-02

Rare total solar eclipse darkens sun over Chile, Argentina The world’s first total solar eclipse since 2017 darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina, as tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped sky...
18:16 2019-07-02

NASA is streaming today’s total solar eclipse, and you can watch it here Being able to fully enjoy a total solar eclipse means being in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately for most skywatchers, today’s t...
17:48 2019-07-02

NASA will use an infrared camera to map the Moon in incredible detail As Earth’s only natural satellite — and the only other world that mankind has ever explored in person — the Moon is one of the most...
17:48 2019-07-02

Tiny motor can “walk” to carry out tasks Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of combinatio...
16:16 2019-07-02

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overrid...
15:48 2019-07-02

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft's abort thrusters, an...
15:48 2019-07-02

With NASA’s Orion Abort-System Test, Americans Just Took a Small (and Very Big) Step Closer to the Moon It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this m...
13:32 2019-07-02

Nikita Khrushchev’s Son Watched his Father Lose the Space Race. 50 Years After the Moon Landing, He Holds No Grudge Chernobyl was an awfully nice place to be half a century or so ago. Named after the wormwood herb that grew wild there, the town had a modest populat...
13:32 2019-07-02

Chileans and Argentines Ready to View Total Solar Eclipse (LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the worldR...
13:32 2019-07-02

NASA initiates plan to rescue its robot that’s stuck on Mars NASA’s newest Mars robot has a serious problem. The InSight lander is a relative newcomer to the Red Planet, having safely arrived at its chose...
12:48 2019-07-02

Apollo 11: 'Most important manual' from Moon landing could be worth $9M British auction house is auctioning off several Apollo 11-related items, including the flight plan used on board and the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timel...
12:32 2019-07-02

Neanderthals glued their tools together Enlarge / Neanderthals lived in Grotta di Sant'Agostino between 55,000 and 40,000 years ago. (credit: Degano et al. 2019) Neanderthals glued their ...
12:00 2019-07-02

The Orion spacecraft flew Tuesday morning and it looked pretty spectacular At 7am ET on Tuesday morning, a Peacekeeper missile launched a boilerplate Orion spacecraft. It went fast. E...
12:00 2019-07-02

UK-led cancer and climate trials at risk as British researchers become liability Projects headed by UK universities have fallen sharply since Brexit voteBritish researchers say they are being shut out of bids for major European re...
02:48 2019-07-02

On Tuesday, Orion will fly 55 seconds before violently escaping from its rocket Orion and its solid rocket on the launch pad Monday morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. [credit: ...
02:32 2019-07-02

Apollo veteran overwhelmed by restored mission control—“I hear the voices” Gene Kranz returned to his second home last Friday, the Apollo Mission Control room. [credit: NASA ...
02:32 2019-07-02

Your eyes are the key to distracted driving, not your brain Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) The key to avoiding distracted driving is simple, according to new research from MIT: just keep your eyes o...
02:32 2019-07-02

Hard-to-kill poop parasites that lurk in swimming pools on the rise, CDC warns Enlarge / What's going on in that swim diaper? (credit: Getty | BSIP) Whatever you do this summer, don’t drink the pool water. Outbreaks of the ga...
02:32 2019-07-02

Anti-vax teen that fought ban amid chickenpox outbreak loses in court—again Child with chickenpox rash on her back held by her mother. (credit: Getty | Photofusion) Judges in Kentucky have handed down another legal defeat to ...
02:32 2019-07-02

Around the world in 48 hours? Former astronaut to attempt global speed record Enlarge / The flight path for One More Orbit's journey around the world. (credit: One More Orbit) As a veteran of three spaceflights (including a s...
02:32 2019-07-02

Getting more heat out of sunlight A newly developed material that is so perfectly transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates much higher...
01:00 2019-07-02

Poop parasite outbreaks linked to water parks and pools, just in time for summer Summer is finally here, and that means lots and lots of hot, sunny days and plenty of trips to the local pool or nearby water park. If taking a dip i...
23:48 2019-07-01

Gene Kranz, NASA legend, brings Apollo Mission Control back to life The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is rapidly approaching, and NASA is going all out to celebrate. We knew we’d get some retros...
21:48 2019-07-01

NASA accidentally sold original Moon landing tapes to an intern, and now they’re up for auction The 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing is right around the corner, and it’s a pretty big deal. As you might expect, NASA i...
21:48 2019-07-01

Scientists still have no idea what that mysterious ‘alien probe’ actually was The bizarre, twisted saga of Oumuamua — the strange object that whizzed through our solar system so fast it wasn’t even spotted until it ...
21:48 2019-07-01

Was Mexico’s freak summer hail storm due to global warming? The Mexican city of Guadalajara was hit by an unusual storm that left cars buried beneath 2 metres of hail – but we can’t say that climate change is ...
21:48 2019-07-01

Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically and we don’t know why Satellite data shows that between 2014 and 2017 sea ice extent in the southern hemisphere suffered unprecedented annual decreases, outpacing Arctic l...
21:48 2019-07-01

Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system,...
16:48 2019-07-01

New species of fly named after 'Game of Thrones' villain Winter may have come and gone for "Game of Thrones" and its infamous character, the Night King, but his legacy is poised to live on — in the form of ...
15:48 2019-07-01

Apollo 11: Former NASA intern bought original Moon landing recordings for $217, could be worth $2M A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that were bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA in...
15:48 2019-07-01

Research misconduct claim upheld against former head of UCL lab Reports released after FoI request criticise Prof David Latchman’s ‘recklessness’A lab run by one of Britain’s foremost academics published fraudulen...
15:00 2019-07-01

South Korea scrambles fighter jets to engage UFO… which turns out to be a bunch of birds Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several decades you know that tensions have been high on the Korean peninsula. The standoff...
14:48 2019-07-01

Guadalajara Covered in Feet of Ice After ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Hailstorm Residents of the Mexican city of Guadalajara woke up to a massive hailstorm Sunday that covered several neighborhoods in a layer of ice up to five fe...
12:48 2019-07-01

YouTube anti-vax videos are on the decline but are yet to be wiped out Anti-vaccination views are often spread on YouTube, but new research suggests the site has begun to get a handle on its vaccine disinformation proble...
12:48 2019-07-01

Interstellar object 'Oumuamua almost definitely not aliens, we think After the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua flew through our solar system in 2017, some researchers speculated it might be an alien ship - it’s very li...
12:48 2019-07-01

We need to shut power plants early to stay under 1.5°C warming Despite all the talk and target setting, emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy infrastructure will take the world well past the 1.5°...
12:48 2019-07-01

Did you solve it? Ace these tennis teasers The answers to today’s puzzlesEarlier today I set you the following puzzles.1) Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka are playing a set of tennis. In the las...
12:32 2019-07-01

NASA's $200M space telescope finds alien planet almost the size of Earth, smallest discovered NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that's roughly 8...
12:01 2019-07-01

Europe failed to act after the 2003 French heatwave. We cannot ignore this one | Ruben Hallali Record temperatures are being recorded as warnings pile up. It’s vital action is taken against climate breakdown nowSeveral French temperature record...
08:32 2019-07-01

Cannabis has great medical potential. But don’t fall for the CBD scam | Mike Power The UK market for cannabidiol (CBD), a compound of cannabis, will soon be worth £1bn. But consumers are being connedRoll up, roll up, ladies and gent...
06:16 2019-07-01

Can you solve it? Ace these tennis teasers Three smashing puzzlesThe peculiarities of tennis throw up some nice problems. When better to ponder them than on the opening day of Wimbledon?1) Ash...
04:32 2019-07-01

Collection of space sounds released to mark 50 years since the moon landings - video To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, an interactive collection of the sounds of space and the history of space travel has been launched...
02:16 2019-07-01

Do you think there is life beyond Earth? Scientists searching the universe for aliens to conduct survey of the public for views on first contactScientists wrestling with the delicate issue o...
02:16 2019-07-01

Starwatch: a young crescent moon to watch out for After a total solar eclipse visible in South America, the end of the week will deliver a treatTowards the end of the week and moving into the weekend...
21:48 2019-06-30

Easy-to-make thermal chameleon fades into the background Enlarge / This story isn't really about this kind of chameleon. Sorry. (credit: Renee Grayson / Flickr) Chameleons, unlike bowties, are cool. The c...
20:16 2019-06-30

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints Enlarge / Healthcare worker sets up an EEG on an ICU patient. (credit: Getty | BSIP) Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of conscio...
20:16 2019-06-30

Gangs of wild chickens are terrorizing residents of an island in the UK If you’re worried about running into angry wildlife while on a nice jog, chances are you’re afraid of stumbling across a bear or mountain...
18:16 2019-06-30

Apollo 11 review – a front-row seat for the moon landing Composed entirely of archive footage, this documentary invests the historic mission with a tense immediacyGiven that we all know how the mission turn...
08:16 2019-06-30

Booze bottles might be more dangerous than the alcohol inside them Alcoholic beverages are carefully controlled and their distribution is strictly regulated. Unfortunately, the typically fancy bottles that various sp...
00:48 2019-06-30