As many as two thirds of the species living in our oceans may still be unknown to science, say researchers, despite the fact that their calculations indicate that there are many fewer species than previously thought.
A Swiss and Austrian team has won $40,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for coming up with a better toilet.
Swiss astronomers say they've found large amounts of dark matter near the sun, by comparing high-quality simulations with real data.
Space shuttle Discovery is to have one last flight - piggybacking on a NASA aircraft to its final home at the Smithsonian Museum.
The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.
It's exactly one year since Neptune was discovered - one Neptunian year, or 165 of our own rather shorter ones.
A mission to sail the seas of Titan is one of three projects shortlisted by NASA for its next Discovery mission.
A - for once - reputable team of scientists believes it may have found the fabled lost city of Atlantis, saying it appears to have been destroyed by a tsunami.
Space shuttle Discovery has successfully undocked from the International Space Station, after a morale-boosting message from Captain Kirk.
A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.
It's taken four months to get this far, but the space shuttle Discovery is finally set for launch this Thursday afternoon.
Sony, one of the strongest supporters of the new 3D movement, is set to be backing one of the most ambitious new TV channels and is ready to go live with it in just a few days, according to a new rumor.
The trouble with being an archaeologist is that it's actually quite hard work. It tends to involve quite a bit of digging stuff up, often under a baking desert sun.
A ten-year-old Canadian girl has become the youngest-ever person to discover a supernova.
NASA has found four more cracks in the Discovery shuttle's fuel tank, but says it believes it can repair them in time to launch on February 3 as planned.
Astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet which originated outside our galaxy.
After a week in which the final launch of space shuttle Discovery has been postponed on an almost daily basis, NASA has announced that it won't be taking off until at least the end of the month.
NASA is pressing ahead with last-minute repairs to the Discovery space shuttle in order to hit the planned November 1 launch date.
Space shuttle Discovery is now at the launch pad in preparation for its final flight.
The odds are that a habitable exoplanet will be found by the middle of next year if the rate of discovery continues at its current pace, two scientists say.