Starless cloud cores reveal why some stars are bigger than others

Massive stars – those at least 8 times the mass of our Sun – present an intriguing mystery: how do they grow so large when the vast majority of stars in the Milky Way are considerably smaller?

Iron in the Earth's core weakens before melting

The iron in the Earth's inner core weakens dramatically before it melts, explaining the unusual properties that exist in the moon-sized solid centre of our planet that have, up until now, been difficult to understand.

New insights solve 300-year-old problem: The dynamics of the Earth's core

Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the center of the earth spins.

Video: Intel ratchets up Windows 8 tablet offensive



Santa Clara has debuted its "first wave" of x86 Windows 8 tablets and convertible designs based on Intel's Core vPro, Core and Atom processors - including the new Atom SoC Z2760 formerly codenamed Clover Trail.

NASA's next Mars mission set for 2016

NASA's announced plans for another visit to Mars, this time to check out its interior.

AMD preps low-power x86 Jaguar core for tablets

AMD is readying its low-power x86 Jaguar core for an August debut at Hot Chips 2012. 



The mystery of Mercury’s core

The MESSENGER spacecraft recently completed its study of the planet Mercury which it orbited for one Earth-year.

Lutetia asteroid is failed planet

New observations of the Lutetia asteroid have revealed that it's a planet that never properly formed.

Heat from Earth's formation still being pumped out

Around half the 44 trillion watts of heat that flows from the interior of the Earth is the remaining heat from the planet's creation.

Will Kinect ever appeal to core gamers?

Microsoft's Kinect platform has managed to successfully attract casual gamers and significantly extend the Xbox 360 life cycle.

Superthin 'Ultrabooks' coming soon, says Intel

Intel's revealed designs for a new type of notebook - new, that is, if you don't count the Macbook Air - based on a thinner form factor and tablet-like features.

Earth's core is melting - and freezing

The inner core of the Earth appears to be simultaneously melting and freezing, because of heat circulation in the rocky mantle that covers it.

Neutron star has superfluid at its core

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has for the first time discovered a superfluid - a weird, friction-free state of matter - at the core of a neutron star.

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.

Team develops 1,000-core processor. Yes, really.

University of Glasgow scientists have created an ultra-fast 1,000-core processor which they say can run at 20 times the speed of current processors.

AMD's Bobcat hits the ground running

Leaked specs indicate that AMD's Bobcat processor core has hit the ground running.

Intel says "thin is in"

Are you tired of lugging around a heavy laptop that offers sub-par performance and an all-too short battery life? 


Intel: Sandy Bridge processors on target for 2010

Intel has confirmed that production of processors featuring its next-gen Hi-K 32 nanometer (nm) "Sandy Bridge" architecture will kick off in late 2010.

Nvida says GTX 480 designed to run at "high temperatures"

Nvidia has responded to "concerns" about the GTX 480 by noting that the recently introduced GPU was designed to run at "high temperatures" without affecting quality or longevity.