Saturday, April 5, 2014
Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of high-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Researchers unveiled a high-resolution “map” Wednesday of gene activity in a human fetus brain, which they said should lead to better understanding of developmental disorders such as autism.
Monday, March 31, 2014
You can learn a lot from a tooth.
Monday, March 24, 2014
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 was sold at an auction in Vienna Saturday for 550,000 euros (US$760,000), far outdoing its estimated price.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Nicknamed the “chicken from hell,” a newly identified species of feathered dinosaur as tall as a human roamed North America at least 66 million years ago, paleontologists announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
U.S. researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.
Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.
Monday, March 17, 2014
It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorized to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve toward Earth.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
A short, hairy “ape man” who tumbled into a pit in South Africa millions of years ago is back in the running as a candidate ancestor for humans, scientists said Friday.