A new kind of organic molecule has been discovered in a giant gas cloud in interstellar space, indicating that more complex molecules – the very core building blocks of life – can potentially form outside of the Earth and even be widespread in space.
One in seven patients can no longer be helped by antibiotics because they are increasingly ineffective after being handed out too freely by GPs. Experts warn that common infections could become potentially life-threatening for Britons.
Science relies on signs of water to tell a story of how a celestial body or its region came to be. Now it appears our own solar system holds water older than itself, which could have dramatic consequences for our search for alien life.
The wireless charging technology race is in full swing – a new device developed by MIT is said to charge phones distantly, while you’re sitting at your desk with the phone in your pocket. And no, there are no pads.
A Soyuz spacecraft has successfully docked at the ISS just 6 hours after the lift-off, bringing up a new Space Station crew, including the first female Russian cosmonaut after a nearly two-decade break.
An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking's radiation theory with quantum theory’s fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe.
Water vapor has been discovered on an exoplanet the size of Neptune – smaller than any previous discovery – paving the way for astronomers to use similar methods to identify Earth-like planets far beyond our solar system.
Wine-tasting could be revolutionized by a new invention from Denmark – a nano-sensor that evaluates a vintage’s quality by measuring its astringency, a characteristic of the dry sensation produced by tannins in a wine taster’s mouth.
Ebola infections in West Africa could hit 1.4 million by the end of January if current trends continue and no immediate, large-scale increase in response measures is taken, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new estimate.