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Science

Gigabyte gourmet: AI robot learns to cook just by watching YouTube videos
A team of American and Australian researchers claim they have created algorithms that enable robots to learn operational skills by watching human activities. They "taught" their robot to cook by showing it some YouTube videos.

04.01.2015 09:04

NASA detects enormous 'coronal hole' on Sun’s South Pole (PHOTO)
A giant dark hole has appeared on the sun’s flaming surface, a recently-taken NASA picture has revealed. So far, scientists are stumped by why this spectacular phenomenon, known as a “coronal hole,” occurs.

04.01.2015 09:48

NASA's inflatable Mars heat shield inspired by kids' toy
We kid you not: Solutions for the ambitious project to send humans to Mars have been inspired by the design of a child’s toy. NASA is testing an inflatable heat shield based on the idea of a stacking ring of donuts.

04.01.2015 07:24

2014 as we saw it: Top 10 SCIENCE & NATURE videos of the year
From lightning bolts to volcano vaults, rocket implosions to missile explosions - Mother Nature had it all during 2014, all caught through camera lenses across the globe.

28.12.2014 19:23

Life Aquatic: Swiss students roll out cool, fish-like robot (VIDEO)
For those who grew up on the wonders of Jacques Cousteau’s silent world, a group of Swiss students just might revolutionize the filming of marine life with a highly maneuverable cuttlefish-inspired robot called Sepios.

03.01.2015 12:57

Venus once shrouded in oceans of liquid-like CO2 gas, study suggests
The second planet from the Sun may once have been home to vast oceans of carbon dioxide that flew as liquid in “soap bubbles,” American researchers suggest. The oceans could have helped to create the Earth-like geological surface features of Venus.

03.01.2015 12:49

Erasing memories and landing on a comet: How science rocked in 2014
2014's accomplishments have uncovered new facts from Earth's early days, as well as opened new horizons - in tiny cells and vast space exploration, affecting the planet's and its inhabitants' future. How did it all go?

21.12.2014 21:23

Iran denies ‘tentative uranium agreement’ with US
Washington and Tehran came a step closer to agreeing on shipping part of Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile to Russia, AP reported on Friday, citing diplomatic sources. However, Iran denied that any such agreement took place.

03.01.2015 00:59

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity suffering from ‘amnesia,’ fix planned
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for more than 10 years now, but the space agency says the robot is experiencing memory and data loss which they hope an upcoming hack will solve.

03.01.2015 01:11

Most cancer cases pure bad luck, not preventable – study
About two-thirds of all cancer cases were not caused by environmental factors or bad genes, but rather resulted from random bad luck during stem cell division, a new statistical study says.

02.01.2015 10:38

Babies of drug addicts show developmental problems – study
Babies of drug-addicted mothers have developmental and visual problems at six months old, a study reveals.

02.01.2015 10:52

​iSpy: GCHQ targets tech grads for fast track scheme
Britain's GCHQ surveillance agency is to target top science and tech graduates to fast-track them into spying and intelligence before they enter the private sector.

02.01.2015 11:20