Most marine species 'will be discovered this century'

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.

Gates puts cash into toilet of the future

A Swiss and Austrian team has won $40,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for coming up with a better toilet.

Discovery could settle dark matter mystery

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 gets Washington flyby next week

Space shuttle Discovery is to have one last flight - piggybacking on a NASA aircraft to its final home at the Smithsonian Museum.

Scientists may have spotted Higgs boson

The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.

First anniversary of Neptune's discovery

It's exactly one year since Neptune was discovered - one Neptunian year, or 165 of our own rather shorter ones.

NASA picks project shortlist for next Discovery mission

A mission to sail the seas of Titan is one of three projects shortlisted by NASA for its next Discovery mission.

Team claims it's found Atlantis

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.

Discovery undocks from ISS for long trip home

Space shuttle Discovery has successfully undocked from the International Space Station, after a morale-boosting message from Captain Kirk.

Students to photograph Discovery flyby at 100,000 feet

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.

Discovery fueled for Thursday launch

It's taken four months to get this far, but the space shuttle Discovery is finally set for launch this Thursday afternoon.

Sony planning to launch 3D TV channel on Sunday

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.

Archeologist discovers thousands of ancient sites - on Google Earth

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.

Ten-year-old discovers supernova

A ten-year-old Canadian girl has become the youngest-ever person to discover a supernova.

New cracks shouldn't delay shuttle flight, says NASA

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.

First extra-galactic planet discovered

Astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet which originated outside our galaxy.

Discovery launch delayed till end of month

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.

Fuel leak shouldn't delay shuttle flight, says NASA

NASA is pressing ahead with last-minute repairs to the Discovery space shuttle in order to hit the planned November 1 launch date.

Discovery prepares for last spaceflight

Space shuttle Discovery is now at the launch pad in preparation for its final flight.

Habitable exoplanet could be identified next year

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.