Marie A Iverson

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Scientists find a new way to see inside black holes

Scientists at Towson University and the Johns Hopkins University are reporting a new way to peer through the event horizons around black holes and …

Meet Zenbo, the Asus robot that costs no more than a smartphone

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

How the event that killed off the dinosaurs wiped out life in Antarctica

The Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction 66m years ago was the most recent of five similar crises to have devastated life on Earth over the last 540m …

Archaeologists vs. robbers in Israel's race to find ancient scrolls

TZEELIM VALLEY, Israel (Reuters) - The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.<p>Clipped into safety harnesses, volunteers …

Bones of Italian priest shed new light on Japan's Christian past

He was quickly captured by authorities, who saw the alien faith as a threat to national identity, and thrown in a prison for Christians, where torture was routine.<p>Now, more than 300 years later, researchers using DNA analysis have confirmed that remains unearthed from a Tokyo construction site …