Science & Space

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

The head of one of the US’s national observatories says the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe needs
Mud wasps used to date Australia’s aboriginal rock art

Mud wasps used to date Australia’s aboriginal rock art

When the veteran telecoms engineer Damien Finch went on a three-week bush walk in Australia’s Kimberley region, he became enthralled
Pluto’s beating ‘frozen heart’ is in charge of its weather – study

Pluto’s beating ‘frozen heart’ is in charge of its weather – study

New research shows that not only does Pluto’s unique “frozen heart” actually control the dwarf planet’s weather systems, it does
Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail

Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail

Behold the Sun’s convulsing surface at a level of detail never seen before. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope on
New York State Is Now Mandating “Stargazing Permits” For Looking At The Sky

New York State Is Now Mandating “Stargazing Permits” For Looking At The Sky

Imagine this: You’re out with your family in one of the parks in New York state where you can actually
Fears mount that two old satellites will SMASH into each other above US this week

Fears mount that two old satellites will SMASH into each other above US this week

Space debris tracking service LeoLabs has sounded the alarm after discovering that two defunct and decommissioned satellites are hurtling towards
US Space Force logo looks like one from Star Trek

US Space Force logo looks like one from Star Trek

The newly unveiled logo for US President Donald Trump’s Space Force appears to have boldly gone where Star Trek went
First food baked in space by astronauts

First food baked in space by astronauts

Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the
Human impact on nature ‘dates back millions of years’

Human impact on nature ‘dates back millions of years’

The impact of humans on nature has been far greater and longer-lasting than we could ever imagine, according to scientists.
Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Europe’s novel wind-measuring satellite, Aeolus, has reached a key milestone in its mission. The space laser’s data is now being
There may be far more black holes wandering space, consuming all in their path,  worrying new research

There may be far more black holes wandering space, consuming all in their path, worrying new research

Scientists studying the underlying mechanisms which formed the universe have made a startling and terrifying discovery, which they believe indicates
Jakarta floods: Cloud seeding used to try to stop rain

Jakarta floods: Cloud seeding used to try to stop rain

Indonesian authorities are turning to the technique of cloud seeding to try to stop more rain falling in the flood-hit
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

American scientist Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, has retracted her latest paper. Ms Arnold shared the
Another planet will appear in the solar system soon, astronomers say

Another planet will appear in the solar system soon, astronomers say

Using the SPHERE receiver of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Southern Telescope (VLT), astronomers noticed that the asteroid Hygea,
Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

Astronomers are warning that their view of the Universe could be under threat. From next week, a campaign to launch
Tesla’s New Lithium-Ion Patent Brings Company Closer to Promised 1 Million-Mile Battery

Tesla’s New Lithium-Ion Patent Brings Company Closer to Promised 1 Million-Mile Battery

In an important New Year development, Tesla Motors, in partnership with physicists from Canada’s Dalhousie University, filed a patent on
Ancient piece of chewing gum offers surprising insights into the human genome

Ancient piece of chewing gum offers surprising insights into the human genome

Five thousand and seven hundred years ago, “Lola,” a blue-eyed woman with dark skin and hair, chewed on a slice
‘Ideal precursors’ of LIFE found on Saturn’s icy ocean moon, scientists say

‘Ideal precursors’ of LIFE found on Saturn’s icy ocean moon, scientists say

Deep beneath its frozen primordial oceans, Saturn’s moon Enceladus might hide the building blocks for life, based on current study.