Category Archives: Science

The Artificial Womb Is Born

”One by one the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; deftly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline solution poured ….

The Universe May NOT be Expanding After All

Every now and again, cosmologists decide that the universe needs a rethink. For example, for the past century, they have likened it to an inflating balloon, decorated with galaxies. Now…

More than 100,000 people want to fly to Mars in 2022 – and never come back

More than 100,000 people have applied to be a part of the Mars One project, which aims to colonize the red planet starting in 2022. Out of the thousands, 40…

Lost in migration: Earth’s magnetic field overdue a flip

The discovery by NASA rover Curiosity of evidence that water once flowed on Mars – the most Earth-like planet in the solar system – should intensify interest in what the…

Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show

He has long been praised as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, working far ahead of his time and producing some of the world’s most recognisable works. But…

Genetically Modified Sheep That Glow-In-The-Dark Created By Uruguay Scientists

These sheep really do shine from within. A group of scientists in Uruguay have announced that they have successfully modified the genetic makeup of sheep to make them glow-in-the-dark. Scientists…

Earth’s core 1,000 degrees hotter than thought, on par with the sun

  Think it’s hot on the sun? Well it’s just as hot under your feet, according to new research suggesting the Earth’s core is a scorching mass of iron that’s…

Nanocellulose: The Next World-Changing Supermaterial Is Grown, Not Made

Watch out graphene; something’s coming to eat your supermaterial lunch. Nanocellulose is poised to be the kevlar-strength, super-light, greenhouse gas-eating nanomaterial of the future. And the best part? It’s made by…

NASA Plans to Put Asteroid in Orbit Near Moon

  NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. The ship…

The Balloon goes up over lightning!

In August 2001 a high-altitude balloon was sent aloft to ride far above the great storms of the mid-west USA. Researchers had sent the balloon, like a Dark Rider out…

Large comet to ram into Mars in 2014?

  Astronomers predict a large-scale disaster on the Red Planet in October 2014, when a comet may ram into Mars, creating a 500-kilometer crater, the website of the Russian observatory…

Supervolcano forming north of New Zealand

A supervolcano forming north of New Zealand could spell the end of the world – but there is no need to panic, it won’t happen for at least 100 million…

Black hole spawns bizarre four-armed galaxy

Where most spiral galaxies have two twisting arms, a neighbor of the Milky Way is a four-armed monster. A new photo snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope, combined with observations…

Massive storm on Saturn ‘ate’ its own tail

U.S. scientists say a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn churned around the planet until it “ate” its own tail and sputtered out. It the first time a storm has been…

Physicists create world’s first multiverse of universes in the lab

Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park and Towson University are reporting that they have created multiple universes inside a laboratory-created multiverse — a world first.   To be…