Wolf-Rayet star exhibits never-before-seen nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed new insights into a Wolf-Rayet star exhibiting never-before-seen behaviour within the Milky Way. Astronomers believe that 'Nasty 1'—a nickname...

NASA launch to investigate ‘Armageddon’ asteroid

NASA has warned that a large asteroid dubbed (101995) Bennu could potentially impact the Earth, although it will be hundreds of years before its...

Perseid Meteor Shower and Supermoon Light Up the Sky

The moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual, but will cause light pollution for those observing the annual August meteor shower The...

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...

Pair of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes Identified

For the first time, a pair of supermassive black holes have been discovered which are currently in orbit around one another. An international team of...

Missing link between supernovae and planet formation discovered

The observations were made with the FORCAST telescope (Faint Object InfraRed Camera for the SOFIA Telescope) aboard NASA's heavily modified Boeing 747 Special Performance jetliner The discovery of...

Signs of huge deposit helium gas discovered in Tanzania

This discovery certainly comes at a welcome time. Although Helium is the second-most common element in the universe, it is a relatively rare substance...

The Secret Life of the Olinguito

Amber Roguski, Correspondent (Science)   After a lifetime of secrecy, a new species has been officially identified by scientists of the Smithsonian Institution — the Olinguito. Hiding...

New IUCN report: Bluefin tuna and Chinese cobra at risk of extinction

The Chinese Cobra, Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Kaputar pink slug and American eel, among others, join 22,000 other animals on the IUCN's list of endangered species The International Union...

Homosexuality: an evolutionary advantage

Homosexual behaviour has been observed in more than 1,500 species across the animal kingdom. Despite this, scientists have had difficulty pinpointing why a behaviour...