Sunday, November 23, 2014
Europe's first-ever “space plane” will be launched on Feb. 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to US$2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as “Young Mr. Fish,” is working to ensure the species survives.
A large group of sunspots can now be seen with the naked eye from Taiwan and will remain visible until Nov. 27 as solar activity peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
A cesspool of fraud and lies in the banking industry has come to light since the financial crisis of 2008, raising questions about how such rogue behavior could have happened.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, scientists said Tuesday of initial sample data from robot lab Philae.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The U.S. State Department had to shut down its unclassified computer network over the weekend after evidence emerged that it could have been hacked, the U.S. media reported late Sunday.
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Sunday unveiled images of the probe Philae after it bounced while making its historic landing on a comet last Wednesday.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said Saturday.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Europe's comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels, scientists said Thursday as they published the first image ever taken from the surface of a comet.