Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet Alien life could be closer than
Having recently received patent and trademark approval, the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is all set to be constructed in Key West, Florida, after which it will be shipped out on a barge to an as yet location.
(CNN) — Turkey has only just begun to feel repercussions for downing a Russian warplane last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned during his annual state of the nation address Thursday, hours
Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing
By Sarah Kaplan Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email Bio Follow It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything. After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman,
Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique. Editas Medicine,
Three months after the killing of Cecil the lion, a German hunter has reportedly shot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. The elephant had reportedly never been seen before in the country's
For men, new research suggests that clues to sexual orientation may lie not just in the genes, but in the spaces between the DNA, where molecular marks instruct genes when to turn on and off and how strongly
The disaster, which also left several hundred people injured, was the second deadly accident to hit worshippers this month, after a crane collapse in the holy city of Mecca killed more than 100. At the
A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies. The scientific name is cloud iridescence, which
A hospital in Boston is using artificial intelligence to revolutionise the way care is provided in its emergency department. Patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are linked up to a super computer
The human body is a weird wonder. Despite centuries of study, we are still discovering completely new phenomena. The most recent addition is the evidence that neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s—considered
Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years. “It was a feeling
Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of stuff. That's a 2 followed by zeros.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and researchers say they have found a way to reduce one's risk of it by up to 45% – by taking aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or certain other
(CNN) — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Sunday he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and put stricter limits on legal immigration, offering his most detailed
Sixteen-year-old Melissa Sutton had always been an athletic teenager. That’s why she and her mother, Alison Brookes, didn’t initially question her doctors' diagnoses of a pulled muscle from a sports injury
Data Points Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for production—and it’s getting earlier every year. Biocapacity Deficits and Reserves Biological
Trekkies, your captain has arrived. William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, will be hosting the first officially licensed Star Trek: The Cruise in 2017. The voyage will mark the franchise’s 50th anniversary
A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction Plants are intelligent.
Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford. It is perhaps the most