Policy and management

A gravity tractor uses the weakest force in the universe to move an entire asteroid.

Saving Earth from hazardous asteroids

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

If an asteroid was on path for a collision, what could we do? Here are some of the proposals – both the sensible ones and the wild.

Closest asteroid fly-by_COSMOS science magazine

Closest asteroid flyby in recorded history

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

An asteroid the size of a city block is due to come whizzing past Earth in February 2013


“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

Scientists lift freeze on bird flu research_COSMOS science magazine

Scientists lift freeze on bird flu research

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Scientists who created a mutant bird flu virus said they will resume the controversial research after taking a 12-month break to allay fears of the bug escaping the lab or falling into terrorist hands.


Common ground

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

When science meets parliament, you’d expect clashes in areas where political stances and rational evidence don’t intersect. But it’s a meeting of the minds that both sides enjoy, and the truth is, they have one very important thing in common.

Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits_COSMOS science magazine

Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

Rock fix for oceans_COSMOS Science Magazine

‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

Obama climate change_COSMOS science magazine

Obama in forceful call to address climate change

Monday, 21 January 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.

Mars rover first drilling_COSMOS science magazine

Mars rover readies first rock drilling

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Mars rover Curiosity will soon begin to drill into the Red Planet for the first time, mission officials said ahead of the highly anticipated endeavor.


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