Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.
You wait ages for a new human species, and then two come along at once. Hard on the heels of the discovery of a new type of hominin in Siberia, an international team says it's found the closest yet type of australopithecine to modern humans.
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.
The solar powered Impulse HB-SIA has successfully completed its maiden voyage over a picturesque Swiss airfield.
Russian and US physicists have finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40 percent heavier than lead.
More than 100 student teams from around the globe will this weekend take part in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.
Our entire universe may be located inside a wormhole, part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe.
A geologist has discovered a link between regular changes in the Earth's orbital cycle and changes in the climate.
Researchers have proposed a wind power grid linking offshore turbines along the east coast of the US as a way of smoothing out fluctuations in supply.
Astronomers have discovered a planet-like object circling a brown dwarf that appears to have formed much more quickly than was previously thought possible.
A team of Japanese scientists have designed a robot that is reportedly capable of accurately laughing and smiling by mimicking human facial expressions.
The world's deepest drill is currently being prepped to pierce the Earth's enigmatic mantle.
Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have created an anomaly that could allow graphene to eventually replace silicon as the primary material in electronic devices.
We can all breathe a little easier, here on TG Daily - we can now write what we think with a little less fear of being chucked in a British slammer.
NASA has released the first Mars pictures commissioned by the public - and there's not a thumbprint or double exposure among them.
At the New York International Auto Show, the company behind HD Radio technology announced that seven automakers have renewed their commitment to providing HD Radio as a standard feature.
The UK government's first official report into the 'Climategate' scandal has concluded that the University of East Anglia did not tamper with climate data.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory say they have broken one of the laws of nature.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) has created a bionic eye which it says could restore the sight of sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
In the boldest move yet for the electric car industry, Nissan is set to offer the Leaf at under $33,000, bringing the final price to consumers to around $25,000 after a federal tax credit.