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Biggest census ever of exocomets around Beta Pictoris. The HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has been used to make the most complete census of comets around another star ever...
Researchers discover fragments of Neandertal DNA in the genome of a 45,000-year-old modern human from Siberia. A research team led by Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary...
The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's...
Apple Computer co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has joined UTS as adjunct professor – the first adjunct appointment he has accepted at any university. The pioneer inventor, electronics engineer and...
A good technology demonstration so wows you with what the product can do that you might forget to ask about what it can't. Case in point: Google's self-driving car. There is a surprisingly long list...
Axl Goode recently discovered that he was sitting only three seats away from Ebola patient Amber Vinson while flying from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13th. Here is his courageous story. The...
The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What's holding us up? It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far...
Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1...
An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius – only just above absolute zero – using magnetic...
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even...

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