Earth's moon may not be critical to life
The Moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our ...
UN moves toward major treaty for ocean biodiversity
UN member states agreed Saturday to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, in a move heralded by environmental organizations.
Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
Aqua-Spark investments aim to stop plunder of sea life
An investment fund aimed at prospering while preventing overfishing from wiping out ocean life announced on Thursday it is pumping $4 million into two companies focused on smart farming of seafood.
Microsoft debuts hologram goggles (w/ Video)
Microsoft unveiled headgear on Wednesday that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.
How do people post important life events on Facebook?
When Facebook users share information on important life events, do they prefer to do so directly (detailed status updated or wall posts) or indirectly (photos, change of job title)? How a person chooses to ...
Majority of young women and men prefer egalitarian relationships, study shows
The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, ...
Google Glass was a product looking for a market
The announcement that Google is to halt sales of its Google Glass augmented-reality spectacles has been interpreted by some people as the end of a pilot project and the start of a new phase of product development, ...
How the code of life passed through primitive kinds of cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons.
Hidden ecosystems explored with the help of UK schools
Schools across the UK can now collaborate with the Museum on cutting-edge genetic research into the diversity of microscopic species living on buildings.
Research shows the hands-on dad isn't a new phenomenon
The 21st Century dad – as defined by celebrity fathers such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jamie Oliver – isn't a new phenomenon according to research from the universities of Manchester and Leeds.
The anatomy of petal drop in sunflowers
Despite their consumer popularity as cut flowers, some sunflowers are difficult to market because of their tendency to lose petals soon after their flowers open. This characteristic, "petal drop", which in some varieties ...
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Life might thrive a dozen miles beneath Earth's surface
Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it?