Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:04:26 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
Molten metal batteries for the grid
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:50:22 GMT
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.
Global protests over climate change
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:42:33 GMT
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:42:48 GMT
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
'Artificial eye' to detect particles
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:48:00 GMT
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
Forest land rights need global focus
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:43:17 GMT
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Chin strap turns chewing into power
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.