Nature of universe is still a mystery to Nobel winners

They won the Nobel Prize for changing our understanding of the universe, but their discovery left an even larger mystery -- what is this dark energy that is propelling the universe to expand so fast?

At a Glance: The iPhone 4S vs. older iPhones

Apple unveiled a faster, more powerful iPhone on Tuesday called the iPhone 4S. It's not the radical update -the iPhone 5 - that some people had expected. The 4S will be available on October 14. Consumers can begin pre-ordering ...

Planet 'far away' on climate goals: study

The world remains far away from meeting UN-backed goals on holding back climate change, setting the stage for major damage without more ambitious efforts to cut emissions, a study said Tuesday.

India to launch $45 tablet computer

India is set Wednesday to launch its long-awaited low-cost computer, a $45 tablet device designed to bring the information technology revolution to tens of millions of students.

Lungfish provides insight to life on land

A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic leap that set the scene for the evolution of hind legs in terrestrial animals. This innovation gave rise to the tetrapods—four-legged ...

Culling can't save the Tasmanian devil

Culling will not control the spread of facial tumour disease among Tasmanian devils, according to a new study published this week in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology. Unless a way of managing the ...

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