Science

Mickelson matches Woods with record 24 wins at Presidents Cup

Mickelson matches Woods with record 24 wins at Presidents Cup

Published 29/09/2017

Phil Mickelson is proving more adept wielding a golf club than taking a selfie at the Presidents Cup as he joined Tiger Woods for the most victories at the team event. [more…]

Tesla chief Musk`s latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

Tesla chief Musk`s latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

Published 29/09/2017

Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk on Friday outlined ambitious plans for a manned mission to Mars and a rocket capable of carrying passengers from one continent to another on Earth. [more…]

Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

Published 29/09/2017

To cut costs, Elon Musk's SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the first spaceship in the first half of next year, Musk said on Friday. [more…]

Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

Published 29/09/2017

A team of scientists won approval from Hawaii officials on Thursday to build a $1.4 billion telescope atop a volcano indigenous people consider sacred, but opponents vowed to continue fighting. [more…]

Oh, rats! Big tree-dwelling rodent found in Solomon Islands

Oh, rats! Big tree-dwelling rodent found in Solomon Islands

Published 28/09/2017

People living on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean long had spoken of a big, tree-dwelling rat called vika that inhabited the rainforest, but the remarkable rodent managed to elude scientists -- until now. [more…]

Happy 350,000th birthday: Study pushes back Homo sapiens origins

Happy 350,000th birthday: Study pushes back Homo sapiens origins

Published 28/09/2017

Genetic data from the skeletal remains of seven people who lived centuries ago in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province is offering intriguing new evidence that our species, Homo sapiens, is older than previously believed. [more…]

Canadian rocks hold some of oldest evidence of life on Earth

Canadian rocks hold some of oldest evidence of life on Earth

Published 27/09/2017

Rocky outcrops in eastern Canada contain what may be some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, dating back about 3.95 billion years. [more…]

F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances

F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances

Published 26/09/2017

A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation. [more…]

Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

Published 21/09/2017

Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. [more…]

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Published 15/09/2017

The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere. [more…]