While the generally accepted driving force behind evolution is survival of the fittest genes, new research shows that some mutations may survive because they hitchhike on the success of others.
A new report suggests global warming that occurred 5 million years ago may have melted the antarctic ice caps and led to a 20 meter rise in global sea levels.
With a little help from Dr. Browning Vogel of Stanford University, MyDeals has come up with some very interesting images which show what one part of Washington DC would look like if we could see WiFi signals with the naked eye.
Members of the US congress have introduced a bill that hopes to turn part of the moon into a natural park to preserve it for the future.
One day the sun will die. When that happens, it’ll be quite a dramatic sight to see. Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope we have a picture of what that might look like.
At the end of the last ice age, part of the Pacific ocean suddenly saw a burst of biological activity. Strangely, and as suddenly as it started, the activity suddenly stopped just a few hundred years later. Now scientists know why.
NASA often interprets patterns in debris disks around new stars as a sign that the star system may have planets. A new study finds this might not always be the case.
The space-mining start-up Planetary Resources has managed to raise $1.5 million, which it intends to use to build a space telescope.
New research from a team of scientists identifies methods of regulating stem cell niches, leading to possible future advancements in stem cell research.
One curious idea to solve the world’s energy problems involves using kites, which may harness winds turbines cannot reach.
A Canadian built human-powered helicopter becomes the first machine to ever win the 33-year old Sikorsky engineering prize.
A new study has found that air-pollution may be the actual cause of death for as many as 2 million people worldwide each year.
Kepler has suffered a malfunction, but NASA says the spacecraft will still be able to complete its mission.
A new “interplanetary precision laser” is being developed which increases the range of lasers so they theoretically could reach Mars and beyond.
The sun, despite being in the peak of its 11 year cycle, is behaving rather timidly.
Cheaper than a rental car, and high above us in orbit, you can rent a nano-satellite with your spare cash.
Taking 3D-printing to new heights, NASA has just created a rocket engine injector using the technology, and it passed their test with flying colors.
Astronomers have, for the first time, managed to determine the exact hue of a distant exoplanet; a gas giant some 63 lightyears away.
We have crisp pictures of all eight planets, but for some reason, we just can’t get a good snapshot of Pluto. New Horizons, a NASA spacecraft on approach to Pluto, may change that and has now taken its first picture.
Science can’t explain what happens in a black hole; the laws of physics literally break down beyond their event horizons. Now, we may finally have an explanation.