Is the universe built like the internet?

The universe may be structured a lot like the human brain and even the internet, and similar laws may govern its growth.

AI system charts the universe

German astronomers have created an artificial intelligence algorithm to help chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe more accurately than ever before.

More doubt cast on dark matter theories

The theory of dark matter has taken another knock, with the discovery of a vast structure of satellite galaxies and clusters of stars surrounding our galaxy, stretching out across a million light years.

Earth's core is melting - and freezing

The inner core of the Earth appears to be simultaneously melting and freezing, because of heat circulation in the rocky mantle that covers it.

Right-wingers have larger fear center in the brain

People with conservative views have a larger amygdala, a primitive part of the brain associated with fear, new research shows.

Huge structure discovered at Milky Way's heart

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered a massive structure spreading halfway across the Milky Way.

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

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