Aug 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A fundamental question in astrobiology is: whether life can be transported between extrasolar planets, planetary systems? A team of U.S. astrophysicists...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astrophysicists and astronomers, led by Dr Youjun Lu of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, has found a supermassive...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new paper published in the journal Life, Prof Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University and his colleagues from Germany draw upon what is...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using Paleolithic conical mortars carved into bedrock, a team of experimental archaeologists has reconstructed how the Natufian people – hunter-gatherers...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A newly-discovered species of leucothoid amphipod has been named after British singer and composer Sir Elton John. Leucothoe eltoni, male. Image credit:...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A fossilized jawbone from a newly-described species of acrodontan iguana, Gueragama sulamericana, that lived about 80 million years ago has been unearthed...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The mineral diversity of Earth is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos. That’s according to a group of researchers, led by Dr Robert...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The dust in our homes contains more than 5,000 different species of bacteria and around 2,000 species of fungi, according to a team of scientists who investigated...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

On Tuesday, famous theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking presented his latest ideas on black holes – and the possible passage of information...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Meet the crusty nautilus (Allonautilus scrobiculatus), one of the rarest marine animals in the world. These pics are the first ones taken of this ‘living...

Aug 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New close-up pics of Ceres show the dwarf planet’s features in detail, including tall, conical mountain; narrow, braided fractures and a large crater...

Aug 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A spectacular new species of freshwater crayfish, Cherax snowden, has been described from the Oinsok River Drainage, Sawiat District in the central part...

Aug 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown hepatovirus in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis...

Aug 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Prof Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke from the Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Paleontology in Weimar, Germany, has recorded the maximum geographic distribution...

Aug 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Very small pieces of volcanic glass found on the surface of Moon by Apollo 15 and 17 astronauts are the products of volatile-rich, fire-fountain eruptions....

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this stunning ultraviolet image of a powerful solar flare – as seen in the bright spot in the...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new animal study is offering hope that a class of compounds called beta-carbolines could treat alcoholism without many of the unwanted side effects caused...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Images from European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite show that Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, the fastest moving glacier in the world, shed a...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions reveals what the world map of mammals would look like if Homo sapiens had never existed. The...