Science

When women are few, men settle down: study - 01/14/2015

PARIS, FRANCE- Women want to settle down while men prefer to play the field, right? Not quite, said a study Wednesday that challenged long-held views of sexual selection. It turns out the dynamics of...

NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin' - 01/06/2015

MIAMI, US, Kerry Sheridan- NASA is closer than ever to finding a twin for the Earth, astronomers said Tuesday, announcing the discovery of eight new planets that circle in the habitable zones of...

Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths - 12/29/2014

BREDA, NETHERLANDS, Nicolas Delaunay- Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world's most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds. From...

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors - 12/21/2014

TOKYO, JAPAN- Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues. The invention opens up the...

CERN gears up to relaunch high energy particle collider - 12/13/2014

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- Europe's Physics lab CERN said Friday it was on schedule to fire up the world's biggest particle smasher again early next year, with almost double the energy of its previous run....

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey - 12/07/2014

WASHINGTON, US, Jean-Louis Santini- An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at the distant body for the first time....

'Blood moon' to awe sky watchers in Americas, Asia - 11/08/2014

WASHINGTON, US- Stargazers in the Americas and Asia will be treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that will bathe the moon in red to create a "blood moon." During the total lunar...

Branson says space dream lives on, vows safety paramount - 11/02/2014

MOJAVE, UNITED STATES, Josh Edelson- British tycoon Richard Branson insisted Saturday his dream of commercial space travel was still alive though he will first focus on causes of the spacecraft crash...

SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results - 10/26/2014

WASHINGTON, US- SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that...

Europe postpones launch of first 'space plane' - 10/25/2014

PARIS, FRANCE- Europe said Friday it was postponing the launch next month of its first-ever "space plane" to give scientists time to finetune the mission's flight plan. Dubbed the IXV, for...
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