Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and
SpaceX hit a major milestone last night when it stuck the landing of its Falcon 9 rocket. As usual, SpaceX documented the entire event for the public, broadcasting live video and publishing photos from
Monitoring of space objects should include giant ‘centaurs’ that could rain down debris for thousands of years, astronomers recommend Earth could be at higher risk of being hit by a comet than widely according
The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
The Night Sky in November: The arrival of the winter constellation Orion arouses memories of the eccentric astronomy great Sir Fred Hoyle Is it conceivable that bumblebees could have been originally designed
A new theory says ginormous worlds may be hidden in the massive spiral patterns that can collect around newborn stars. When a star is born, it is the result of immense pressure on hydrogen atoms until
And they're still dreaming. But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change. Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute
Cassini spacecraft images as it flew by Enceladus capture the grooved and cratered surface of the moon, and the bright streaks of vapor plumes A Nasa spacecraft that dived through a geyser plume on one
Three young squid caught by marine biologists are the spitting image of their gigantic parents – if nearly 1,000lbs and 50ft smaller Marine biologists have captured three young giant squid, Japanese researchers
Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope,
The palaeontologist whose team found Homo naledi has been criticised for rushing his findings and making basic errors It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in
Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across
Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves
If your ancestors hail from anywhere outside Africa, it's a safe bet that you are part-Neanderthal. After modern humans first left Africa, they came into contact with Neanderthals and things got cosy.
The Hubble Space Telescope allows NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to comprehensively explore the solar system as they learn more about our universe. A new program involving this telescope permits scientists
Oriental liver fluke responsible for the deaths of 26,000 people a year secretes a growth factor that accelerates wound healing and blood vessel growth Researchers have found a cancer-causing parasitic