Report: Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow

Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study by Richard Zeebe at the University of Hawai'i who includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of man-made future climate change.

The impact of Microsoft's Xbox One

As we reported yesterday, Microsoft finally debuted it's long-awaited Xbox One after a 360 console cycle that was nearly a decade long. Specs and additional information can be found here, although in this article we will examine the impact the One is expected to have on consoles and the gaming world in general, courtesy of analysts at DFC Intelligence.

Outside chance of comet hitting Mars next year

A recently-discovered comet has a chance - albeit a small one - of hitting Mars in October next year.

ESA picks target asteroid for spaceship crash

ESA’s planning to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid called Didymos, to, well, see what happens.

New dates support impact theory of dinosaur extinction

Scientists say they're homing in on the precise date of both the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, and the massive impact that's believed by many to have caused it.

Earth safe from 2026 asteroid strike, says NASA

NASA scientists are now certain that the asteroid Apophis won't, as feared, hit the Earth during a flyby in 2036.

Were Saturn's moons produced during multiple impacts?

Two professors say that the unusual moons of Saturn could be explained by several large impacts in which several major satellites merged to form Titan.

New evidence supports impact theory of moon's creation

It's long been theorized that the moon was created when a Mars-sized proto-planet slammed into the Earth. Unfortunately, though, the chemistry of the two bodies has stubbornly failed to bear this out.

Huge explosion spotted on Jupiter

An amateur astronomer in Dallas has filmed an enormous explosion on Jupiter which took place early on Sunday morning.

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).

Cosmic impact wiped out mammoths

A study of rocks in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Syria provides powerful support for the theory that a major impact helped wipe out mammoths and other megafauna, and destroyed a major prehistoric culture.

Wind power's CO2-cutting impact disputed

Inconsistency of supply is one of the biggest drawbacks of renewables such as wind and solar. 

Put simply: the wind doesn't blow all day, and the sun doesn't shine at night.

Ancient asteroid strikes more frequent than thought

The Earth experienced many more giant asteroid strikes in the past than previously believed, new NASA research shows.

Moon's magnetic rock may have come from asteroid

The moon's somewhat bizarre magnetic field may have been shaped by a massive asteroid impact, which left some of its material behind.

Don't panic - asteroid highly unlikely to hit

An asteroid discovered last year could hit the Earth on 5 February 2040, says NASA - but really probably won't.

Asteroids less threat to Earth than thought

Good news: we're not likely to get wiped out in the same way as the dinosaurs, at least not any time soon.

Asteroid set for near-miss today

A house-sized asteroid is set to miss Earth by a whisker later today, passing just 7,600 miles above the surface.

Asteroid impact caused huge scar on Jupiter

A massive scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere last summer was caused by an asteroid 'the size of the Titanic', says NASA.

Why the iPad is Far From Perfect

I was going through the coverage of the iPad and searching on terms like JesusPad and GodPad expecting to find at least some folks raving about the device only to find that most are rants.