Hollywood places biggest 3-D bet yet on 'Avatar'
(AP) -- When James Cameron directed his first 3-D film, "Terminator 2: 3-D," for Universal Studios theme parks more than a decade ago, the bulky camera equipment made some shots awkward or impossible.
Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin
Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
NOAA says world in 2013 was fourth hottest on record (Update 2)
Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe.
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.
Electric-blue clouds appear over Antarctica
Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds are like a great "geophysical light bulb." They turn on every year in late spring, reaching almost full intensity over a period of no more than ...
Mathematical modelling provides insights into the origins and evolution of folk tales
New insights into the origins and development of folk tales such as Little Red Riding Hood are being provided by the application of scientific analysis more commonly used by biologists to produce an evolutionary ...
Hubble catches a spiral in the air pump
(Phys.org) —Lying more than 110 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) is the spiral galaxy IC 2560, shown here in an image from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. ...
The Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands were colonised much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn't by the Vikings, according to new research.
Scientists unveil historical clues to Stradivari's craft
A new study, by Marco Malagodi from the Università degli Studi di Pavia in Italy and colleagues, uses a range of analytical methods to identify the techniques used by violin master Antonio Stradivari in ...
Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years
Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented ...
LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to cyberattacks
A British computer hacker affiliated to the group Lulz Security pleaded guilty Tuesday to cyberattacks on institutions including Sony, Britain's National Health Service and Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Wikipedia's 'Goan war' unmasked as elaborate hoax
It went undetected for five years on Wikipedia, but now a seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax.
Maths sheds light on what delays in getting pregnant means for prospects of having a baby
A new mathematical method can help to predict a couple's chances of becoming pregnant, according to how long they have been trying.