One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.
US company SpaceX says its experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform did not work - but its cargo mission to the space station remains on track.
The direct link between terrorism and increased incidence of job burnout over time has been addressed for the first time in a new study. The research examines how the fear of terrorism can lead to insomnia, a major player in job burnout, which is the state of physical, emotional, and mental exhau...
A total of 10 percent of adults living in developed countries practice recreational fishing, which in the Mediterranean Sea represents around 10 percent of the total production of fisheries. Despite its importance, this fishing is not as controlled or studied as professional fishing. For the firs...
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.
A researcher has focused recent study on "defects found on silicon and their impact on the efficiency of solar cells made with this material."
People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity, scientists report.
A species found on an Indonesian island has become the first frog ever seen giving birth to tadpoles, rather than laying eggs.
A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.
A 70 year old mystery in traffic research has been solved: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems in cars that can correct dangerous steering movements before they occur. “With the driver model I have developed, it is possible to pr...
The 2013 reforms aimed at relaxing China’s ‘one-child policy’ are likely to have little effect on the country’s long-term demographic trends and the problem of China’s shrinking workforce, a new study shows. It explores why China has only partially lifted its family planning restriction...
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
Researchers have developed two curricula for Girl Scouts to use energy more efficiently: one on energy use at home, and the other in transportation and food. Both courses were effective for girls in the short term, and the home energy course was effective for girls in the long term and for parent...