17-year-old works on NASA spaceship

A 17-year-old student who helped test a U.S. space agency spacecraft has been asked to address the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting next week.

Yucca Mountain: Good spot for nuke waste?

A U.S. government study suggests the proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository in Nevada is arguably the best location for such storage.

Nutria spotted in New Jersey

The nutria, a large South American rodent once farmed for its fur, may have invaded New Jersey.

Organic Chemistry for the YouTube Generation

No matter how long they pore over their lab manuals, students feel anxious when they step into a science laboratory. Now a series of dynamic videos created by undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego ...

Images of Saturn's Small Moons Tell the Story of Their Origins

Imaging scientists on NASA's Cassini mission are telling a tale of how the small moons orbiting near the outer rings of Saturn came to be. The moons began as leftover shards from larger bodies that broke apart and filled ...

Maths lessons don't add up for pupils

Schools are having virtually no impact on the progress of 11 to 14-year-olds in maths according to a study by University of Manchester researchers.

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