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‘Star Trek’ shield above Earth blocks killer electrons

Scientists have discovered an invisible Star Trek-style shield nearly 11,600 km above Earth...

Centipede’s genome shows how life evolved on Earth

Scientists have for the first time sequenced genome of the humble centipede...

Old TV frequencies can be turned into free ‘super WiFi’

Old television frequencies can be used to create free-to-use, wide-range WiFi...

Courtesy Indian-origin researchers, astronauts’ poo can now be converted into fuel in space!

Researchers have developed a new method that allows human waste in space to be converted into fuel.

Asteroids make bizarre diamonds on Earth: Study

Asteroid impacts on Earth may give rise to rare, structurally bizarre diamonds on our planet...

Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe...

Dog and human brains have ‘voice areas’ in same places

Both dogs and humans have dedicated brain areas for voices, and they react in similar ways...

Oldest water on Earth discovered in Canada

Scientists have discovered the oldest water yet found on Earth, dating back to at least 1.5 billion years...

So far away, yet so near to us

Even no-nonsense scientists and engineers find themselves personalising their surrogate space explorers

European space plane set for February launch: Firm

Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace...

Horses and rhinos originated in India: Study

Horses and rhinos likely originated in the Indian subcontinent, over 54 million years ago...

New computer game detects classroom bullies

The new social computer game that can detect classroom bullies, victims and bystanders and even reveal peer aggression.

Less mating, more greens equals a longer life in reptiles

A slow pace of life, including reduced reproductive rates and a plant-rich diet, can increase the lifespan of reptiles, a new study has found.

Gravity saved the universe from collapse after Big Bang

Physicists have describe how gravity provided the stability needed for the universe to survive expansion in that early period.

GPS satellites may help find dark matter

The Global Positioning System (GPS) may be an effective tool to directly detect and measure dark matter...

Earth smashed by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years

Over 556 small asteroids smashed into the Earth over the last 20-years, NASA researchers have found...

Water flow on early Mars was episodic

Mars was at some point warm enough for liquid water to flow on its surface but that warmth...

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How carbon dioxide moves around the Earth!

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look...

NASA installs first zero-gravity 3D printer on ISS

The world's first zero-gravity 3D printer has been installed by NASA on the International Space Station...

Scientists ‘confident’ comet lander will wake up

There is a strong chance Europe's comet lander will wake up from hibernation as it nears the sun...

Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence

In a first, researchers working on artificial intelligence have taught a computer...

Comet lander shuts down as batteries go flat after sending data

A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably...

510 mn kms from Earth, European Space Agency’s comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours

Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards...

Triumphant comet probe sends last-gasp data from ‘alien world’

Robot probe Philae has uploaded a slew of last-minute data to Earth from a comet in deep space...

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact

A comet may have been responsible for creating one of the largest and oldest known impact...

NASA tests 3D-printed rocket engine parts

NASA has successfully tested 3D manufactured copper parts for rocket engines and found they could withstand...

Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow: European Space Agency

The good news is that the lander Philae is stable and in good health.

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