MAVEN solar wind electron analyzer seeks answers at microscopic levels

When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission launches in November to study why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere, one of its instruments will look to electrically charged particles called electrons for answers.

Dinosuars and sex: you know you want to know the details

Dinosaurs were the largest animals to ever walk Earth, and they ruled the planet for more than 160 million years. The long-necked Argentinosaurus, with back vertebrae almost two metres high, possibly grew to 30 metres long and weighed up to 80 tonnes. So did the earth really shake for them when they mated?

Republicans must think knowledge grows on trees

I have long believed that the USA is a profoundly anti-intellectual country, in spite of America’s (paradoxical) belief in its technological and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world.

God to Stephen Hawking: Really? That's all you've got?

Ironically, by disputing God, Hawking may get us all killed by God.

Science writer wins key legal battle

We can all breathe a little easier, here on TG Daily - we can now write what we think with a little less fear of being chucked in a British slammer.

Climate Change Is Not A “This” or “That” Proposition

The article “Massive methane release sparks global warming fears” garnered a lot of reader responses. On in particular needs to be addressed directly here.

North Korean Linux tips up

One would usually expect a news article beginning with the words “North Korea has reportedly developed its own…” to end with something of a nuclear bang, but while potentially explosive, this particular bit of news can only really harm Microsoft. 

Aliens might be bug-eyed monsters after all

A nervous astronomer from the UK's Royal Observatory in Greenwich warns that we should be jolly careful about contacting extra-terrestrials because they could turn out to be more Alien than ET.

America loves science (well, some of it)

Opinion The American public thinks science is great - but takes very little notice of what scientists actually say.

Apple, Marvell and the promise of changing the world

Analyst Opinion - Early on in Apple's life, Steve Jobs had a now famous meeting with John Sculley to recruit him to run Apple. John was running the second most powerful beverage company in the world, Pepsi, while Apple was arguably the number 3 or number 6 computer company (depending on where you put Digital Equipment, HP or Commodore). The phrase Steve used to convince John, who knew little about computers, was "do you want to spend the rest of your life selling colored water or do you want a chance to change the world?" The irony of this is that if you look at the one segment Apple dominates, MP3 players, it is the technology equivalent of colored water. It is big, but not Pepsi big and I believe Steve promised much more. What seems ironic is that Steve appears to have gone out of his way not to change the world and he really shouldn't be making fun of Bill Gates.  So what would it truly mean to change the world?