ARTICLES RELATING TO SCIENCE

Scientists map Caribbean seafloor in 12-year project

2015-04-08 09:06

US scientists have completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the US Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs.

Large Hadron Collider short fixed

2015-03-31 23:11

Cern engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider

2015-03-25 09:59

Scientists at Europe's Cern research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.

400km-wide meteorite crater found in Australia

2015-03-23 08:23

An ancient meteorite crater 400km wide has been found in central Australia, scientists say.

7 strategies for keeping women in science fields

2015-03-17 06:00

Women who enter science and engineering fields often leave prematurely, prompting an academic panel to develop a seven-point plan for achieving gender equity.

Indian academics at odds over ancient 'pioneer' claims

2015-01-08 10:04

Indian academics are furiously debating a series of sensational claims, including that ancient Hindu sages were the pioneers of aviation and algebra, amid warnings the claims could undermine the country's burgeoning scientific reputation.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

1st humans settled on Tibetan Plateau 3 600 years ago

2014-11-21 09:09

Researchers say people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3 600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settles at high altitudes.

New frog species discovered in New York City

2014-11-04 08:49

Scientists have discovered a new species of leopard frog in the New York City metropolitan area and its surrounding coastal regions.

Scientists stretch haul of height-related genes

2014-10-06 12:32

Scientists say they have pinpointed at least 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in research that could aid the fight against stature-related diseases.

 

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider

2015-04-05 19:16

Scientists at Europe's physics research centre have restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider, embarking on a bid to probe into the "dark universe" they believe lies beyond the visible one.

30 new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate

2015-03-25 18:28

Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of "heat-beating" beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming, researchers say.

Massive meteorite impact area discovered

2015-03-23 22:37

A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia.

Cern labs finetune measurement of Higgs boson

2015-03-17 16:16

Physicists at the world's largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson.

Possible discovery of a new particle in physics

2015-02-15 21:47

The world's largest atom-smasher could help physicists understand mysterious dark matter in the universe, and later this year it may offer a discovery even more fascinating than the Higgs boson, researchers say.

Tiny 'life detector' could sense alien movement

2014-12-30 22:17

European researchers claim they have devised the first tiny motion detector that could help find microscopic life forms on distant planets.

Super material has chink in armour

2014-11-26 22:37

Impermeable to gases and liquids, the super material graphene can be pierced by one type of subatomic particle.

Japan scientists make see-through mice

2014-11-07 08:16

Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent.

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

2014-10-10 11:37

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures in Rome.

World's first microbe 'zoo' opens in Amsterdam

2014-09-30 21:38

The world's first "interactive microbe zoo" has opened in Amsterdam shining new light on the tiny creatures that make up two-thirds of all living matter.

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