Mars rover project slips to 2020
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:30:39 GMT
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.
Solar Impulse heads for Phoenix
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:07:02 GMT
The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse sets out to cross the continental USA, flying out of California bound for Arizona.
Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:59:04 GMT
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:18:24 GMT
UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:02:37 GMT
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.
'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:24:33 GMT
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
Japan to abandon space satellite forever
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:40:11 GMT
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.