Highlands and mare landscapes on the Moon

These two images, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, show the difference between lunar highlands and a mare area from close by.

Mystery shrouds loss of migrant birds

Mystery is surrounding the huge declines of birds that migrate thousands of miles from Africa to the UK and Europe each spring. Scientists fear that their dwindling numbers – well over 50 per cent down in some cases – ...

Precision weather service tells you exactly when it will rain

When planning a summer wedding, it does not really help to hear that "the probability of showers is increasing". A precision weather forecast will predict when the sun comes out or when the rain stops - or foretells if there ...

Study urges early emphasis on science

What do you want to be when you grow up? Eighth-graders asked this question in 1988 were two to three times more likely to earn science and engineering degrees in college if their answer was a science-related career. The ...

DNA: Bacteria's survival ration

The ubiquitous bacteria E. coli rank among nature's most successful species for lots of reasons, to which biologists at the University of Southern California have added another: in a pinch, E. coli can feast on the DNA of ...

Experts discuss MySpace issues

MIT and University of California experts recently discussed the role of social networking sites like MySpace, the forces fuelling proposed new restrictions for such youth sites and the effects of limiting participation in ...

Nature offers guidance on organising dynamic networks

Today, for many, computer networks are an indispensable infrastructure that interconnects people, places and organisations. But increasingly they are beginning to creak as their complexity grows. Biological systems through ...

Going where no researcher has gone before

Research based at The University of Queensland is taking journalism where it hasn't gone before by asking the question: how will people stay in touch in outer space?

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