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
The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer. Ten years of research
We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is It makes up a quarter of the universe. Without it, galaxies would fall apart, and stars would spin off into space.
It pays to study real-life X-Men Steven Pete can’t feel pain. Timothy Dreyer has bones several times thicker than the average human. Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. both
Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds • Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’ The science world is abuzz with anticipation as
Empty and all but unknown, ghost trains are one of British transport’s strangest quirks. Why do they exist? To find out, Amanda Ruggeri gets on board. This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015”
The search for extraterrestrial life is seen as one of pure curiosity. But, as in other areas of science, we should worry about the consequences of success. Fifty years ago the era of robotic exploration
It doesn’t have to do with dogs lying around in the heat—the phrase comes from ancient Greek beliefs about a star. 3 Minute Read The “dog days,” I always thought, were those summer days so devastatingly
Nasa's mission to fly by the dwarf planet expected to beam back images Pluto could provide the 'missing link' to how planets evolve, a British space scientist has claimed ahead of Nasa's flyby next week.
Space July 11, 2015 / 10:55 PM GMT / Updated July 11, 2015 / 10:01 PM GMT By Alan Boyle LAUREL, Md. — Remember those weird black spots that showed up on Pluto's surface a couple of weeks ago in pictures
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when
One more reason why you shouldn't feed the animals Earlier this year, three German men who worked as squirrel breeders died of brain inflammation. This “cluster” of deaths was likely caused by a newly
The closer New Horizons gets to Pluto, the more puzzling the dwarf planet becomes. The latest image released by NASA highlights four mysterious dark spots lined up along Pluto's equator. Each of the spots
Shaken or stirred, it's all purified Clean, drinkable water is unfortunately out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world, contributing to a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. People