Science

Resurrecting extinct species

Scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals – even if those animals have no closely related descendants or carefully preserved DNA...

Facial recognition software still not as good as researchers

Despite video footage of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the FBI still had to resort to the old-fashioned “do you know this person?” technique to...

Searching the sea for toxins

Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are developing a robot that can alert scientists to harmful algal blooms...

Myth of right-brain and left-brain personality traits debunked

Newly released research findings assert that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained...

Diamond planet 55 Cancri e may not be so precious after all

A planet 40 light years from our solar system, believed to be the first-ever discovered planet to consist largely of diamond, may not be quite...

The Dreamliner, take two

The Dreamliner, take two

After nearly half a year stuck on the ground because of mysterious battery fires, the Dreamliner is flying again...

Grammar head-to-head: chimp vs 2-year-old

For years, scientists have debated whether language is unique to humans. A new study suggests it is...

Cassini finds propylene on Saturn’s moon Titan

The Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan....

Kepler and Spitzer spot clouds on gaseous exoplanet

Using data from Nasa's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers have created the first cloud map of a Jupiter-like exoplanet known as Kepler-7b. ...

Doughnut-shaped electromagnetic fields may explain dark matter

A new theory proposes that dark matter may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, doughnut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole...

First global map of vegetation from ESA’s Proba-V mini-satellite

This is the first global map of vegetation produced by the European Space Agency’s recently launched Proba-V, demonstrating that it's on track to monitor global...

Hubble spots azure planet

Hubble spots azure planet

For the first time astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have determined the true colour of the HD 189733b planet orbiting another star: a deep...

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