NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Flawless First Flight

Orion is the first spacecraft, designed for humans, to successfully leave low-Earth orbit since Apollo 17: the last manned lunar mission For the first time...

Unmanned ISS Rocket Suffers Catastrophic Failure Seconds After Launch

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft was due to dock with the station on November 2 An unmanned cargo rocket carrying supplies and science experiments to the...

Ebola Crisis May Take Another Six Months to Control

Described as the worst epidemic in history, the Ebola crisis could take at least another six months to get under control. Figures and information...

DNP — The Deadly Weight-Loss Drug

The banned and dangerous "wonder-drug" re-emerges on internet markets, but what is DNP? Why is it so dangerous and why are young people taking it? DNP...

The Many Strains of Bird Flu

Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu) is a virus which is circulating in many species of bird around the world, including chickens, geese and ducks....

Mysterious Martian plumes baffle scientists

The plumes, which remained visible for around 10 days, rose to altitudes of more than 250km and stretched for more than 1,000km — larger than any seen before. Discovered...

Acid Bath Treatment Could Create Perfect Human Clones

Researchers have found that pluripotent stem cells can be created by dipping cells in acid, leading to a wealth of medical possibilities including human...

Stem Cell Transplant for Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Patients

Anissa Katti, Editor (Science)   PITTSBURGH - It is often the case that men who are diagnosed with cancer and have to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The...

Yes, We Have No Bananas!

David Snowdon, Correspondent (Science)   The global supply of bananas is under attack. Recent reports have highlighted threats such as plagues of insects and the expansion of...

Chinese skeletons dating back to the Roman era discovered in London

It has long been known that the Chinese and Roman empires were aware of each other’s existence, and even carried out a trade with...