Report: Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink

Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists.

Bruce Willis won't save us if asteroid threatens

Fresh from explaining to us why Batman's cape wouldn't save him from crash-landing, University of Leicester students have moved on to raining on Bruce Willis's parade.

How we’ve learned to love the end of the world


Remember when the world was supposed to end this past summer, but didn’t?


USAF wants mind-reading drones

Unmanned, remotely operated military drones are either loved and hated in almost equal measure, depending on who you ask, of course.

Betelgeuse exploding next year? Don't bet on it

The more gullible amongst us - or just possibly the better-prepared - are rushing out to buy sunglasses in the belief that the Earth is shortly to have 'two suns'.

NASA lists most ludicrous sci-fi movies

2012 was the worst science fiction movie ever, say NASA scientists fed up with having to explain that, no, the world isn't really going to end next year.

Iran has robots: this means war

The Surena 2 walks, bows, and stands on one leg. Sarah Palin says, "You know who else can stand on one leg? Obama, that's who!"