Hubble identifies oldest galaxies yet

Peering deep into the past, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have identified seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than three percent of its present age.

World's oldest digital computer brought back to life

A 61-year-old computer will today be rebooted, following a three-year restoration project.

Oldest-ever bugs found preserved in amber

Three tiny creatures from the Triassic period are the oldest ever to be discovered preserved in amber - about 100 million years older than any other amber arthropod ever collected.

World's oldest fossils discovered

Scientists say they've found the world's oldest fossils, the remains of tiny creatures that lived 3.4 billion years ago in a pre-oxygen world.