Life on Mars? Not on the surface

Mars may have been an arid planet for over 600 million years, making it too hostile for any life to survive on the planet's surface.

Vesta asteroid may have ice

Though typically believed to be quite dry, roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta could be so cold that water ice may have survived there for billions of years.

Feds seize domain names in mass crackdown

The US Federal government has seized 150 domain names of commercial websites allegedly engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods or copyrighted works.

Did solar system once have fifth giant?

The solar system could once have had a fifth giant planet, which got hurled out into space billions of years ago.

NASA maps Antarctic ice flow

NASA-funded researchers have discovered new ice formations moving across Antarctica, after creating the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow.

Arctic summer ice could increase before it disappears

If climate change continues, summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear altogether - but in the meantime Arctic ice could temporarily stabilize or even increase.

Owner of seized domains sues ICE and Home Security

The Spanish owner of two domains seized by the US government earlier this year is fighting back, filing a petition in the Southern District of New York for their return.

Mozilla refuses DHS request to ban redirection add-on

Mozilla is resisting an attempt from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to force it to remove an add-on called MafiaaFire Redirector.

ICE vows to continue domain name seizures

ICE Director John Morton says the DHS will continue to seize domain names suspected of engaging in copyright infringement. 

MPAA cheers as ICE seizes web domains

Gloating members of the film industry have praised Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for continuing its controversial policy of seizing web domains allegedly linked to online "piracy."

Child porn takedown hits thousands of innocent sites

An anti-child pornography exercise saw 84,000 websites shut down over the weekend - rather than the 10 which were actually being targeted.

US DOJ and ICE seize additional domains

The US DOJ (Department of Justice) and ICE (Homeland Security) have moved to seize a number of domains, including - a popular sports streaming and P2P site.

DHS refuses to apologize for website seizures

A high-ranking Homeland Security official is refusing to apologize for the recent DHS-led seizure of "questionable" websites.

Video: Nokia showcases ice-based touchscreen

Nokia engineers have successfully created the world’s first ice-based touchscreen.

Fight the Battle of Hoth on your iPhone

Have you ever wished the Star Wars universe was real? Would you join the Rebellion? I know I would, even if it meant having to fight the Imperial army on freezing Hoth.

Asteroid may show how life came to Earth

For the first time, water and organic molecules have been detected on an asteroid. The discovery lends plausibility to the theory that both  life on earth and water arrived through asteroid strikes.

Ice explorer satellite launches today

ESA's Cryosat-2 ice mission is set for launch today, aiming to give scientists some hard evidence on the state of the world's ice caps.

Cassini flyby reveals multiple ice geysers on Saturn moon

NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.