Assessment of the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission
In 2012, the "Mars One" project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. The mission would initially send four astronauts on a one-way trip ...
Brewery from 500 BC reveals its secrets
Google to reincarnate digital books as paperbacks
(AP) -- Google Inc. is giving 2 million books in its digital library a chance to be reincarnated as paperbacks.
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.
Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle
Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide.
Ants turn unwelcome lodgers into a useful standing army
Mercenary soldiers are notoriously unreliable because their loyalty is as thin as the banknotes they get paid, and they may turn against their employers before moving on to the next dirty job. Not so in fungus-farming ants, ...
European regulator close to settlement with Google
European regulators appeared to be nearing a settlement with Google in their probe over whether the Internet search-and-advertising giant is unfairly stifling competition.
Q&A: How life might expand in the universe
Michael Mautner, Ph.D., a research professor of chemistry in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, studies how life might expand beyond Earth, using meteorites to find how ...
Ancient bone find may change Filipino history
Archaeologists have found a foot bone that could prove the Philippines was first settled by humans 67,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, the National Museum said Tuesday.
Archaeologist uses computers and satellite images to search for early human settlements
A Harvard archaeologist has dramatically simplified the process of finding early human settlements by using computers to scour satellite images for the tell-tale clues of human habitation, and in the process uncovered thousands ...
Starchy genes made dog into Man's best friend, study reports
The question of how some wolves evolved into the trusty dogs that work on farms, lead the blind and curl up on pillows in bedrooms has remained largely unanswered. Until now.
Little Ice Age led to migration of island hopping arctic foxes
The Little Ice Age allowed a new wave of arctic foxes to colonise Iceland, according to new research.
'Black drink': Scientists find evidence of ritual use of caffeinated brew at Cahokia
People living 700 to 900 years ago in Cahokia, a massive settlement near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, ritually used a caffeinated brew made from the leaves of a holly tree that grew ...
Conservatism saved Iceland from catastrophe
The people of medieval Iceland survived disaster by sticking with traditional practices, an innovative new study suggests.