Humans have a limit on their lifespan

In 1997 on August 4, a French woman, Jeanne Calment died aged 122 years old. She was the oldest verified human being in history,...

Colony Collapse Disorder: What It Means For Our Bees

Amber Roguski, Correspondent (Science) It is easy to forget the importance of bees. It is more than just a buzzing, occasionally stinging insect: bees are the...

110 million year old crab fossil found in Columbian mountains

Dating back 110 million years, this fossil is changing scientists understanding of crustacean origin and evolution Deep in the tropical region of the Colombian mountains,...

Stem cell therapy Holoclar approved for widespread use

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved its very first stem cell therapy - Holoclar - which could be made available under the NHS in...

Comet landing site selected for ESA’s Rosetta mission

Philae will deploy from Rosetta and touch down on the comet’s surface in November The ‘head’ of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been selected by the European...

New Hypothesis for the Origin of Earth’s Water

The first detailed scientific results from Rosetta contradict one of the most plausible and widely accepted theories of how Earth obtained its water The European...

Mitochondria Baby Procedure Could Soon Be Available

New technique might prove successful in curbing the transfer of mitochondria diseases from mother to child. A controversial technique, which puts the genes of three...

‘Four-Winged’ Flying Dinosaur Discovered in China

The newly discovered species of dinosaur has been likened to ‘a big turkey with a really long tail’ A raptorial dinosaur fossil has provided valuable...

Early Venus possibly featured supercritical carbon dioxide oceans

Extreme pressure and temperatures may have created a supercritical state — where carbon dioxide has the properties of  a liquid and a gas — on the planet Despite...

Kepler Discovers 315 ‘Mini Galaxies’ In The Milky way

The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered 315 'Mini Galaxies' and diverse range of exoplanets In The Milky Way. The Kepler Space Mission was specifically calibrated...