Science

ISS astronauts start fire with water

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are using a form of water to start fire, as opposed to extinguishing a blaze...

Cruel intentions behind Stanley Milgram’s “shock experiments”

Stanley Milgram's infamous 1960s 'shock machine' experiments were deemed unorthodox but academically acceptable, until people began to ask questions...

Robotic aquatics

Robotic aquatics

Robotic drones are no longer limited to the skies. Engineers and technicians have been working on new designs to take our drones to the depths...

Issus nymph jumps so fast it outpaces its own nervous system

Not only does the Issus nymph jump so fast it outpaces its own nervous system, but it also sports the first mechanical gear ever found...

Nasa honours Mandela with image from ISS

To honour anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December 2014, Nasa tweeted an image of South Africa captured from the ISS...

J Craig Venter on biological teleportation

60-secong genius: J Craig Venter (author, geneticist, 2010 Breakthrough Awards Leadership Award recipient) gives us his take on biological teleportation...

Possible breakthrough in MS treatment

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have identified a set of compounds that may be used to treat multiple sclerosis in a new way...

Nasa’s IRIS spacecraft sees under the Sun

IRIS spacecraft captures data that focuses on the thin layer between the Sun’s surface and its scorchingly hot corona and could help us predict solar...

Here is why meteorite rocks are worth a fortune

Meteorite hunters risk prison, even death, to find rare space rocks that are older than earth itself. Here's why these meteorite rocks are worth a...

Nasa’s MAVEN spacecraft set to launch to Mars today

Nasa’s MAVEN spacecraft, aboard an Atlas V rocket, is waiting at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 to blast off into...

Spotted: an asteroid with six comet-like tails

For the first time, Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an asteroid, dubbed P/2013 P5, with six comet-like tails of dust...

Aviation safety: how planes save lives

Aircraft safety enhancements mandated by civil aviation authorities over the past 30 years has stemmed from hard lessons learned from earlier crashes...

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