Why Asians carry more Neanderthal DNA
Neanderthals may have lived longer in Asia than thought.
Two independent teams of researchers investigating why East Asian people have more Neanderthal DNA than Europeans hav...
What's with the brutally cold weather in Boston?
Polar vortex is pushing freezing cold air to America.
For a second year in a row, North America has shivered through a brutally cold winter – this year with the Northeast ...
Cool new space site catalogues all the active space probes
There's a cool new space site, spaceprob.es, cataloguing all the active space probes we have sent across the Solar Sy...
Anti-HIV drug could work as a vaccine
Drug so potent it might work as a vaccine.
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claims to have found an anti-HIV drug so potent it might work as a vaccine. ...
The amazing stamina of migrating birds
How do they do it?
A Week in Science, from RiAus, this week looks at bird migrations – feats of stamina that are hard to believe. The re...
NASA imagery shows Supernova blooming like a flower
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has released imagery of G299, the leftovers of a supernova of Type Ia. Astronomers...
Fish skin bandages could speed up wound healing
Chinese researchers say they can speed up skin wound healing.
Chinese researchers say they can speed up skin wound healing on mice using fish protein in the form of collagen obtai...
Too many science PhDs or too few jobs?
Supply of science PhD graduates far outstrips available positions.
A study by MIT researchers makes bleak reading for young scientists – at least if they want a job in a university. It...
Pioneering wave energy project switched on
Delivering zero-emission fresh water from waves
Carnegie's Perth Wave Energy Project has been officially switched on in Perth. The project named CETO, off Garden Is...
How moths evolved to fool their enemies' sonar
How luna moths avoid detection from the sonar cries of bats.
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has shed light on the methods used b...
Limpet teeth strength
The strongest natural substance known to man.
The humble limpet attaches itself to rocks by means of its teeth, which are made of the strongest natural substance k...
New Horizon sends best-ever images of Pluto's two moons
New Horizons, the NASA spacecraft set to encounter Pluto later this year, has sent back its first views of the small ...