Joystick sets record price for space collectibles
The price of space junk inched closer to the moon on Friday after a hand controller from the Apollo 15 mission sold at auction for $610,063—an apparent new record.
Disney adding Marvel heroes to 'Infinity' game
Buzz Lightyear, meet Captain America.
Study shows that interactions between humans and scavengers have been decisive in human evolution
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University Miguel Hernández in Elche (Spain) has concluded that the interactions that human have kept for millennia with scavengers like vultures, ...
The sky is no limit for sibling astronomers
In 1961, after NASA shot Alan Shepard into space, a 9-year-old boy named Steve Hawley asked his mother to buy him a dime-store telescope.
Action, special effects helps Hollywood in China (Update)
Captain America and Spider-Man are seeking to dominate the Chinese box office in the coming weeks, proving that U.S. patriotic superheroes can overcome China's leeriness of foreign films if they promise big ...
New analyses verify the use of fire by Peking Man
Zhoukoudian Locality 1 in northern China has been widely known for the discovery of the Middle Pleistocene human ancestor Homo erectus pekinensis ( known as Peking Man ) since the 1920s. By 1931, the suggestion ...
Space research pays for itself, but inspires fewer people
To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3. ...
From Stone Age to Space Age: Bone pigment helps probe
A pigment once daubed on cave walls by prehistoric Man will help shield an unmanned probe that will fly close to the Sun, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday.
Ohio man questioned over Google Glass in theater
Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.
Two million years ago, human relative 'Nutcracker Man' lived on tiger nuts
An Oxford University study has concluded that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are edible grass ...
For our future in space, China must aim further than the Moon
A famous picture in the English edition of Newton's "Principia" shows cannon balls being fired from the top of a mountain. If they go fast enough, their trajectory curves downward no more steeply than the ...
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has ...
Science fiction inspires innovation in real world
Carrie moves objects with her mind. Wolverine's skin heals instantly. And Darth Vader and Batman use lightsabers and grappling guns.
'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" chronicled ...