If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, it could prove the long-postulated existence of the graviton, the particle of gravity, and perhaps bring scientists one step closer to developing
UN special rapporteur Marzuki Darusman says some workers reported to be in Qatar building World Cup 2022 facilities The UN human rights investigator for North Korea has said he would investigate allegations
With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.
Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one
Shinzo Abe says Japan will continue to play active role abroad after ‘unforgivable’ killing of Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed his country will continue to
For comparison, the U.S. Navy commissioned only four warships in all of 2014. Not since World War II has a single shipyard launched multiple large warships in a single day. But Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard
STOCKHOLM/SEOUL (Reuters) - A 17-year-old who says he is a street child from North Korea is seeking refugee status in Sweden, maintaining he walked across a frozen river into China and traversed two continents
A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.
The planet announced on Tuesday may be the most Earth-like to date, but there are better candidates for alien life waiting to be discovered The Kepler space telescope is the most successful planet-finding
An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system. The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth
Popular Science Blogs Monitoring China's growing military might—and what it means for the world. By Jeffrey Lin & Peter W. Singer Eastern Arsenal Here's China’s massive plan to retool the web The most
Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs,
Starstruck Ring out the old year with disappearing moons—and ring in the new with a glowing comet and shooting stars. This week you can say so long to 2014 with two Jovian eclipses, and you can say hello
The Mars rover Curiosity has given tantalising hints that we may not be alone in the universe H G Wells saw the Red Planet as an existential threat, and David Bowie asked the pertinent question: Is there
Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence