Published December 27, 2010
A flotilla of solar sail spacecraft could change the course of the asteroid Apophis -- which is headed a little too close to Earth for comfort -- by shading the space rock from solar radiation.
Published December 23, 2010
What began as a minor trash problem in space has now developed into a full-blown threat. A recent space security report put the problem of debris on equal footing with weapons as a threat to the future use of space.
Published December 09, 2010
Bionic beings who are part-human, part-machine may sound like a concept that still belongs in science fiction stories. But experts say that cyborgs are already walking among us, and have been around for quite some time.
Published November 10, 2010
Iran has its sights set on putting an astronaut on the moon by 2025, after becoming the first Islamic nation to put its own payload into space last year. But the grand goal of getting to the moon may be among the least of the benefits Iran expects to reap from its expanding space program.
Published October 29, 2010
Speculation about a supposed time traveller talking on her cell phone at a 1928 Hollywood film premiere has sped across the Internet faster than a DeLorean time machine. But a less mind-bending possibility is that she was just hard of hearing, experts say.
Published September 16, 2010
The king of the dinosaurs evolved from ancestors that spent most of their evolutionary history skulking in the shadows of other giant predators -- and may have even sported hair-like feathers.
Published August 04, 2010
A primordial living blob that once inhabited the ocean became entombed within volcanic ash for 425 million years, but researchers have now resurrected its soft body as a 3D computer model.
Published August 02, 2010
Our love of all things furry has deep roots in human evolution and may have even shaped how our ancestors developed language and other tools of civilization.
Published July 07, 2010
Ancient humans braved the cold in Britain over 800,000 years ago to create the first known settlement in northern Europe, according to researchers.
Published June 30, 2010
A prehistoric leviathan that represents the largest known sperm whale on Earth once hunted smaller whales around 12 million or 13 million years ago, researchers say.