- Jumping out of a plane and into enemy territory, hanging from custom-made parachutes, lying in wait for your enemies: It’s probably the most nerve-wracking experience anyone can have – unless you’re already dead and stuffed with painkillers.
- Rigid criteria exist for a serious scientific journal to accept a peer-reviewed paper and to publish it. As well there exist strict criteria by which such an article can be withdrawn after publication.
- NASA is bravely venturing into new scientific territory with a plan to start growing plants on the moon no later than 2015. The experiment is designed to yield important knowledge about life’s long-term chances in space – including for us.
- Nanometer high spikes on a material called black silicon, which are similar to those on dragonflies’ wings, cut bacteria to ribbons, paving the way for hospitals and other public places where pesky microbes lurk to be made germ-free.
- Several attacks have hit the country's north including a twin bombing of a Shiite mosque, which killed at least 15 people and injured dozens.
- The anthropological world was stunned when the recent genome study of the 24,000-year-old remains of a small Siberian boy revealed that the child was both part-Western European and modern Native American.
- A small island in the heart of San Francisco Bay could be a major source of radiation and the young families that live there may be at risk of poisoning, a new report from the California Department of Health has concluded.
- A new investigation has revealed that the United States’ ethanol mandate is severely harming the environment without producing enough tangible benefits.
- The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it would require the food industry to phase out the use of artificial trans fats in its products.
- Over a million tons of Fukushima debris could be just 1,700 miles off the American coast, floating between Hawaii and California, according to research by a US government agency.
- Huge toothed platypuses inhabited Australia millions of years ago. So proves the stunning new fossil find of a ‘Godzilla’-like relative of the cute, duck-billed creature. The discovery also breaks down a couple of theories.
- Pennsylvania authorities have denied a doctor the right to challenge a so-called “medical gag rule” that prevents him and other physicians from warning the public about the health dangers associated with fracking.