Tag: Science

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staffJune 18, 2018

Dumpling space rock comes into view

A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have ...

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staffJune 17, 2018

Distant Moons May Harbor Life

We’ve all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a ...

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staffJune 17, 2018

Amber Fossils of Frogs in Wet, Tropical Forests

About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly trapped in sap with a beetle, ...

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staffJune 17, 2018

Astronomers Find a Galaxy Unchanged Since the Early Universe

There is a calculation suggesting that only one in a thousand massive galaxies is a relic of the early universe, ...

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staffJune 14, 2018

Antarctica ice melt tripled since 2012

Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to ...

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staffJune 12, 2018

Remarkable skill of ancient Peru’s cranial surgeons

Even with a highly skilled neurosurgeon, the most effective anesthesia, and all the other advances of modern medicine, most of ...

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staffJune 12, 2018

Diamond Dust Shimmering Around Distant Stars

For decades, astronomers have puzzled over the exact source of a peculiar type of faint microwave light emanating from a ...

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staffJune 7, 2018

Step forward in sucking CO2 from air

A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove ...

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staffJune 1, 2018

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. The research, which is published in the ...

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staffMay 21, 2018

AI a new weapon in cancer fight

The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, Theresa May is ...