Video: Lost Planet 3 is not Earth’s salvation

Capcom is showcasing a new trailer for its upcoming Lost Planet 3 third-person shooter at Gamescom 2012 in Germany.  

Diseased trees may be a source of global warming

A recently published study has concluded that rising methane levels may not all be due to human activity.

Vaporizing the Earth for science

Evil galactic overlords and hostile aliens are often threatening to vaporize the Earth in science fiction novels and films.

Why isn't Earth a lot wetter?

With the weather we're currently getting in the UK, it's hard to believe that the Earth is short of water. But at less than one percent of the planet's total mass, there's not nearly as much of the stuff as scientists would expect.

Mass Effect 3: Earth DLC hits July 17th

Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb confirms Mass Effect 3: Earth DLC will roll out on July 17 for Xbox Live and the PC.

These space portals are hidden in Earth's magnetic field

Space portals allowing travelers to navigate vast distances between the stars have long been a theme in popular science fictions stories such as Stargate.

Studying Earth’s anatomy from space

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers is running experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) to help scientists improve their understanding of conditions deep inside the Earth.

Asteroid 2012 LZ1 won't hit Earth for 750 years

Asteroid 2012 LZ1 - discovered on June 12 - was recently classified as potentially hazardous by the Minor Planet Center because its preliminary orbit brings it close to Earth (within 20 lunar distances).

Earth-sized planets may be plentiful

There could be many more small planets than previously thought, thanks to the discovery that they don't need to form around stars rich in heavy elements.

Google Maps enhancements could rain on Apple's parade

Google's promising a range of new features for Google Maps and Google Earth, hoping to see off a potential threat from Apple.

Climate tipping point may be very close

We're perhaps just decades away from the tipping point that could alter the planet irreversibly, an international group of scientists has warned.

Why the Earth isn't an ice ball

By rights, the much fainter sun two billion years ago should have left Earth as a giant snowball, incapable of developing life.

Moon 'wasn't created by giant collision'

A new chemical analysis of lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s appears to disprove theories that the moon was created through a massive collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.5 billion years ago.

Fossil raindrop impressions reveal Earth's early atmosphere

Scientists have concluded that the Earth's early atmosphere was loaded with greenhouse gases - by examining fossilized raindrop impressions.

Evidence found for huge asteroid strike

Scientists say they've found more evidence of a major impact by a comet or asteroid, some 13,000 years ago.

Astronomers discover life - on Earth

By observing the way the moon reflects light from the Earth, astronomers have established that there's life on our planet - not as pointless as it seems, as the technique could help find life elsewhere.

Crippled Russian probe set to hit Earth within days

The stricken Russian spacecraft, Phobos-Grunt, is likely to crash to Earth on Sunday or Monday, say scientists tracking its path.

NASA snaps asteroid as it approaches Earth

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 as it approaches Earth in what's set to be the closest approach of a big asteroid ever recorded.

Model shows effects of giant meteorite strike

Ever wondered exactly what would happen if a massive meteorite hit the Earth? Princeton University scientists can show you.

More activity likely as solar storm continues

The Earth is enveloped in a strong-to-severe magnetic storm, following a large solar eruption yesterday morning.