Category: Science

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Excitement ahead of distant NASA flyby

History will be made on Tuesday when Nasa’s New Horizons probe sweeps past the icy world known as Ultima Thule. ...

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Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau dramatic collapse

The scale of the dramatic collapse of the Indonesian volcano that led to last Saturday’s devastating tsunami in the Sunda ...

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Oldest Large-Sized Predatory Dinosaur

Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species described ...

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Saturn Is Losing Its Iconic Rings

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & ...

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Fossil from the Big Bang Discovered

A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using ...

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Did Supernovae Kill Off Large Ocean Animals?

About 2.6 million years ago, an oddly bright light arrived in the prehistoric sky and lingered there for weeks or ...

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Spacewalk cosmonuts investigate hole

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are engaged on a spacewalk to investigate a mysterious hole that caused ...

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East Antarctica’s glaciers are stirring

Nasa says it has detected the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of glaciers in East Antarctica. The ...

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SpaceX makes Christmas delivery to International Space Station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused ...

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Touchdown triumph for NASA’s Mars probe

US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of ...