Russian scientists experimentally confirmed a possibility that life might have been brought to Earth from space, traveling 'on board' a meteorite. Using a satellite, scientists proved bacteria can survive landing through our planet's dense atmosphere.
Millions of Back to the Future fans are hovering in excitement as number one skateboarder Tony Hawk has ditched his traditional set of wheels for a magnetic field to get a chance to test ride the world’s first real hoverboard.
The Philae lander has managed to discover carbon-based organic molecules on a Comet 67P some 500 million kilometers from Earth before going into hibernation mode to preserve remaining power after extensive drilling on the surface and a rough landing.
An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event.
People around the globe oohed and aahed after freezing themselves with buckets of ice water, but for the sake of 'crazy Russian science' some went further, pouring almost 300 degrees Fahrenheit colder liquid over their heads.
Germany says it is not going to loosen restrictions concerning its moratorium on fracking. A report in Der Spiegel had said the government was considering making it easier to extract shale gas and allow test drilling.
Washing your hands with antibacterial soap may be dangerous, a new US study reveals. A chemical found in many liquid handwashes and other basic household products like shampoos and toothpaste has been linked to cancer.
NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station have installed the first-ever 3D printer capable of creating three-dimensional objects in zero gravity conditions. The 3D printer is expected to become a reliable piece of in-space technology.
Airbus has filed a patent for a new concept plane that looks more like a Star Trek contraption than a conventional jet. The “bagel plane” will seat passengers in a ring, while its new body shape will allegedly minimize the aircraft's structural stress.
Asteroids of about a meter and larger in size invade our planet's atmosphere every other week, a study released by NASA shows. According to data gathered over the past 20 years, at least 556 such asteroids collided with Earth over this period.
A 10-second French kiss can transfer up to 80 million bacteria. New scientific data give an evolutionary explanation to the act of kissing, which, in fact, is a way to strengthen the immune system and fight disease.
The Russian space agency is reportedly considering construction of a high-altitude orbital station starting from 2017. This means that Moscow may walk away from the ISS after 2020, when its obligations under the current project are fulfilled.