New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153
Climate rhetoric faces devil in the detail at Lima talks
Politically sidelined since a 2009 UN summit almost ended in a bust-up, climate change has resurfaced as a priority but faces a brutal test at talks opening in Lima on Monday.
Researchers collect soil samples from around the globe in effort to conduct fungi survey
Venus Express spacecraft, low on fuel, does delicate dance above doom below
It's been an interesting year for Venus Express. A few months ago, controllers deliberately dipped the spacecraft into the atmosphere of the planet—for science purposes, of course. The daring maneuver was ...
'Meteoric smoke': Comet siding spring could alter Mars chemistry permanently
Feeling lucky? Events such as the Comet Siding Spring approach by Mars in October only happen about once every eight million years, according to NASA.
High-fidelity photon-to-atom quantum state transfer could form backbone of quantum networks
Bridgmanite: World's most abundant mineral finally named
Parasitic worm genomes: largest-ever dataset released
The largest collection of helminth genomic data ever assembled has been published in the new, open-access WormBase-ParaSite. Developed jointly by EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this new ...
Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet
New report highlights 'significant and increasing' risks from extreme weather
University of Exeter researchers have played a crucial role in creating a comprehensive new report indicating that the global risk from extreme weather is set to intensify.
Pop music heritage contributes to the formation of identity
The musical rebels of the past are today's museum pieces. Pop music is increasingly penetrating heritage institutions such as museums and archives. That is apparent from the PhD research of Arno van der Hoeven. On Thursday ...
Male sex organ distinguishes 30 millipede species
The unique shapes of male sex organs have helped describe thirty new millipede species from the Great Western Woodlands in the Goldfields, the largest area of relatively undisturbed Mediterranean climate ...
Germany signs no-spy deal with BlackBerry
Germany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker.
Orion on track at T MINUS 1 Week to first blastoff
At T MINUS 1 Week on this Thanksgiving Holiday, all launch processing events remain on track for the first blast off of NASA's new Orion crew vehicle on Dec. 4, 2014 which marks the first step on the long ...