Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid
A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of Earth.
Japan again delays launch of asteroid probe
Japan on Sunday delayed the launch of a space probe designed to mine an asteroid for a second time due to bad weather.
Odor suppression causes bad wine smell
Japan asteroid probe to lift off Monday after delay
Japan on Monday will launch a space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid after the event was postponed due to bad weather, officials said.
Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers
Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15,000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth, researchers said Monday.
'Super Wi-Fi' poised for growth in US, elsewhere
Move over Wi-Fi, there's a new wireless technology coming.
Turd-eating worms clear air around Canadian toilets
Anyone relying on their nose to guide them to a toilet at Quebec's La Providence golf course won't find one—that's because its outhouse is odorless.
An odour lexicon: A group of nomadic hunter-gatherers in Thailand have multiple words for smells
"A sweet, flowery and oriental composition of scents with jasmine and May rose absolute" – this is how a well-known cosmetics manufacturer describes one of its most successful women's perfumes. A very sophisticated ...
Scientists announce development of wheat strain that produces 30% greater yields
Audi plans next-level tech for smarter driving
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship splashes into Pacific (Update)
The SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station.
Sun-powered plane completes California test flight (Update)
A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe took to the skies Friday over the San Francisco Bay area in a successful test flight.
Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes, research finds
(Phys.org) —New research by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide causes changes to the genes of the honeybee.
Researchers create tomatoes that mimic actions of good cholesterol
UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when consumed.