Global warming study gets external, independent review

A group that has no ties to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be conducting a sweeping investigation into the group's research methodology, report findings, and negative allegations against them in a bid to gain back a sense of confidence and urgency among the population.

Chinese moms picked for space mission

China has opted for married mothers over single women in its selection of its first female astronauts.

Meteorites may have nurtured early life on Earth

Far from wiping out life on earth, heavy meteorite bombardment four billion years ago could have given a boost to the microbes that were our ancestors, new research has found.

Institute says it can mass-produce graphene

It's not much use developing clever new materials in the lab unless they can be mass-produced. And while graphene has been exciting scientists and chip developers for a while, it's always been tricky to make.

Seoul introduces new type of electric vehicle

What's being called the world's first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) has been introduced in Seoul.

Woman fails to shut down Large Hadron Collider

A German woman has failed in her bid to stop evil scientists from destroying the world.

IBM develops plant-based biodegradable plastics

Researchers at IBM and Stanford University have developed a potentially revolutionary method of producing environmentally-friendly plastic from plants.

Developed world 'outsourcing' carbon emissions

Europe is effectively outsourcing a third of its carbon emissions overseas, according to a new study.

Chilean quake moved entire city ten feet west

The massive earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far away as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.

Binary star has a five-minute orbit

An international team of astronomers has discovered a weird pair of stars which orbit around each other in just five and a half minutes.

MIT finds new way to make electricity

MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.

New evidence found for Snowball Earth

Geologists have found evidence that ice covered the whole world 716.5 million years ago.

Organic molecules discovered in Orion Nebula

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.

Massive methane release sparks global warming fears

Vast amounts of methane are bubbling up from the East Siberian sea, raising fears of a massive hike in global warming.

Evidence 'conclusive' that asteroid wiped out dinosaurs in days

A major international study has found overwhelming evidence that a massive asteroid impact in did indeed wipe out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

How do you know if you're having sex?

Researchers from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University asked a representative sample of 486 18- to 96-year-olds what the term meant to them.

China to start space station construction next year

China plans to launch the first module of its planned space station next year.

UpChucky awards honor clueless creationists

A new award from the National Center for Science Education aims to honor the year's most stupid creationist.

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.

Too much screen time makes kids antisocial

Spending hours glued to the television or PC damages childrens' relationships with their friends and parents, according to a new study.