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Collecting comet samples

Collecting comet samples

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Around 2014, one of those orbiting comets will come close enough for a real grab at its contents. Hovering above the target comet, sub-surface samples could be precisely taken from even the most forbidding area of the body.

Collecting comet samples

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A privately-funded space travel service, involving the world's largest aircraft, is planned to take-off in five years. Stratolaunch Systems, headed by philanthropist and businessman Paul G Allen and aerospace leader Burt Rutan, is the American company behind the air-launch space travel.

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Elephant v. Man

Elephant v. Man

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The first 'men', Homo erectus, are known to have eaten elephant. Instead of berries and nuts and shellfish from the shore, the steaks must have created a few full stomachs.

Elephant v. Man

Lake sediment is time capsule

Lake sediment is time capsule

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:21:02 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Sediment around the great lakes can provide invaluable data about life today and in the past, say experts from the Large Lakes Observatory, in the USA.

Lake sediment is time capsule

 Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:20:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rat empathy? The rat, love it or loathe it, has a distinct movie persona, a top reputation for intelligent scavenging, and is a good pet. Researchers have now given it an almost human character.

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:40:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Data from the Mars rover, Opportunity, shows a possible gypsum deposit that would suggest the presence of water in the past.

Possible gypsum deposit may reveal Martian mysteries

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Leaves from the river wild-quince plant was used 77,000 years ago in South Africa to ward-off mosquitoes, scientists have found.

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Mammoth cloning possible

Mammoth cloning possible

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Japan and Russia are collaborating at last. It's all on behalf of a mammoth found a few months ago in Batagay in the Sakha Republic (in Siberia). The search for material is a result of the long-standing cooperation between Kinki University and the Mammoth Museum in the city of Yakutsk.

Mammoth cloning possible

Tokyo fuels OK!

Tokyo fuels OK!

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Tokyo today is full of small electric cars, but the worldwide thirst for automobilia japonica is less predictable. It's up to Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and the rest to keep up with demand for various combinations of environmental technology for both city and rural needs.

Tokyo fuels OK!

Learning to read the fossil language

Learning to read the fossil language

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Ines Morales

A new study and its implications for the research on paleo-environmental issues. Just how accurate can the fossil record be, when it comes to things like weather cycles or the finer points of ecological health in the global environment?

Learning to read the fossil language

Mars Attracts

Mars Attracts

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

After poor performances from several recent expeditions, not forgetting the infamous 1999 metric measurement mix-up, the biggest Mars rover yet, Curiosity, is on its way from earth to the red planet.

Mars Attracts

New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:56:57 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Scientists are proposing a new way of calculating the chance of finding life on other planets, whether Earth-like or not, and they say there are two vital questions to answer.

New way to assess chance of 'life' on other planets

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:25:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Some inveterate searchers after life have decided the icy moon Europa is the next place to look. One of Jupiter's finest, the thick icy surface had previously put astronomers off the scent. Now Antarctican research has helped identify chaos terrains on Europa's ice.

Take water, a pinch of salt and a moon called Europa

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Toyota is unveiling its new hybrid electric Prius c, which can travel more than 50 miles on a gallon of fuel, even in the city.

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:51:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The discovery of a bronze artifact in a prehistoric Eskimo site. No trace of bronze metallurgy had ever been found in Alaska, until now.

A bronze buckle in old Alaska

Making Space via Kazakhstan

Making Space via Kazakhstan

Posted Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:23:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The American shift to Russian rockets for Space Station duty began in Kazakhstan today. With last week's Mars mission, Phobos-Grunt, grinding to a halt, in orbit at least, and several cargo rocket cancellations, questions are being asked about engine breakdowns and upper stage failures.

Making Space via Kazakhstan

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Copulation was invented by ancient fish.

Posted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:20:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stilt break records for migration and finding water.

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Geckos crossed the line and got bigger

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

As much oxygen as you need

Posted Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Springtails and harvestmen, a new predator/prey story

Posted Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:47:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Birds and passion, Ecuador rules in biodiversity

Posted Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Vainglorious peacock or successful breeder?

Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

Posted Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Ice melt increases at both Poles

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Planet of the Insects

Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:15:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

California spirit dreams of ancient language

Posted Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:06:39 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Mammoth cloning possible

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:22:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Best habitats for life on Mars were underground, new study suggests

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:14:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

3D orientation does it for us and chicks

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:00:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Ice Age Elephant - Mammuthus primigenius

Posted Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:45:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Much of ancient Martian atmosphere frozen at poles

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:47:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Aping human ecologies

Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:38:11 GMT by JW Dowey

Those pesky bacteria

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:39:00 GMT by Ines Morales