Science News

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos for the First Time in History

Geneticists in China modify the genomes of embryos for the first time in history, re-igniting an ethical debate.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 1:10PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Star Talk' Show Renewed for Season 2 Before First Episode Airs

The National Geographic channel has renewed Neil deGrasse Tyson's late night talk show, "Star Talk," for another season.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 3:17PM

Watch What Happens in the LHC When Two Proton Beams Collide at Near-Light Speed

Now that the Large Hadron Collider is finally back on, watch what happens when the particle accelerator collides two proton beams at...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 3:29PM

Scientist Claims Intelligent Aliens Are Likely 650 Pounds

A researcher claims that intelligent beings on other planets would likely be much larger than humans, possibly an average of 650...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 3:25PM

Scientists Prove Entangled Particle Can Be in Two Places at Once

Japanese scientists have provided experimental evidence for Einstein's theory of quantum entanglement, or "spooky action at a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 10:17AM

NASA's Curiosity Finds a Key Element for Life on Mars

Scientists find fixed nitrogen in Martian sediments, which means that nitrogen may be biochemically accessible.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 4:21PM

Year in Space Starts This Week - What NASA Hopes to Learn from Twin Astronauts

Astronaut Scott Kelly is about to begin a year in space, and his identical twin, Mark, will undergo tests on Earth in order to observe...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 2:43PM

Scientists Wary of Human Genome Editing Consequences

With technology that holds the power to repair or enhance any human gene, ethics and safety are bound to come into question. This...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 11:16AM

Miniature Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider Could Confirm Parallel Universes and Gravity's Rainbow

If mini black holes were detected at the Large Hadron Collider, it would provide evidence for parallel universes, superstring theory,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:07PM

Scientists Use Seismic Data to Get an Inside Look at Earth

Earthquake activity has allowed researchers to visualize the inside of the Earth, and it looks something like a kaleidoscopic marble:...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 2:54PM

The Most Amazing Images from the National Science Photography Competition

The votes are in, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is ready to announce the winners of their...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 2:08PM

The UN Has Finished Preparing Earth for a Massive Asteroid Strike

The UN's Action Team 14, which for the last seven years has been tasked with setting up an international response to a deadly asteroid...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 4:23PM

Watch: An Opera Filmed Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Symmetry, a film by Juliette Stevens, is a full opera about the beginning of the universe that is set inside the Large Hadron...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 2:00PM

Philae Team Will Attempt to Contact Lost Lander on March 12

We sadly lost contact with Rosetta's Philae lander late last year, shortly after it became the first spacecraft to land directly onto...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 5:00PM

The WellCome Trust's Best Science Photos of the Year Will Blow You Away

The WellCome Image Awards finalists were announced recently and the mind-blowing shortlist of some of the best science images of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 2:28PM

Real-Life Inception? Scientists Implant Fabricated Memories in Mice

Have scientists discovered a real-life method for incepting false memories? Researchers from Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 4:22PM

How Homer Simpson Predicted The Higgs Boson Before Physicists

He's the intellectually-challenged patriarch of one of TV's most famous families, but could it be that Homer Simpson predicted the...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 4:24PM

In Case There's Some Confusion: What Would Actually Happen if a Nuke Exploded Over NYC?

New York City doesn't fare too well in sci-fi/action movies. It's often heavily damaged, leveled, or sometimes even blown up. But what...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 3:59PM

First Ever Photograph of Light Behaving as Both a Particle and a Wave

Scientists have long theorized that light acts as both a wave and a particle, but have never been able to directly observe it. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 3:17PM

NASA Astronauts Say Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

The world has been in mourning ever since Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy passed away last week after a long battle with a pulmonary...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 12:47PM