No green little men as far as the eye can see.
As far as underwhelming headlines go: “No Alien Life Found on Comet” must rank very close to the top. An article with this title appeared in the Guardian on July 6 in response to a story claiming that…
Standing in line.
Greek banks are running out of options, as cash reserves dwindle in lieu of more ECB emergency funding.
The science behind England's incredible word cup bounce-back.
Artist’s impression of New Horizons approaching Pluto and its moons.
Will the best ever images of Pluto reveal something that presents a case for planethood?
Sinkholes on comet 67P could be a great thing for science – but not if they they bury Philae.
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Sinkholes on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko could teach us a lot about the geology and history of the body, but they could also spell the end for Philae.
Children play in streets of village Kandaga, Tanzania.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
A UNICEF report says global progress on child survival and reducing poverty has left behind some of the world's poorest children.
‘Doctor, whenever I get up I feel dizzy for half an hour.’ ‘Then wait for half an hour before getting up.’
Alexander the Great trust to physician Phillip, Henryk Siemiradzki
Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the founders of Western medicine thought?
Petra Kvitova: champion asthmatic.
From Wimbledon champions to Olympic swimmers, asthmatics have reached the top and breathing technique is all important.
A woman holds up a poster as part of a protest against the the rape of women, children and babies. The protest followed the rape of nine-month-old Baby Tshepang in 2001.
A study examining why paedophiles sexually abuse young children highlights their own childhood adversities and socio-cultural factors as some of the reasons.
Tackling the legacy of the men’s game.
The terrible reputation of cheaters, divers, fraudsters and hooligans in the Premier League and beyond may be placing an artificial cap on the growth of the sister sport
The ice caps on Mars could have been the source of the water flows.
By comparing satellite images of Mars with mud flows on Earth, we managed to find signs of recent running water on the red planet.
Debate over potential pollutants calls for better tools to measure air quality.
Health effects from contamination on planes is controversial, not least because we don't measure on-board air quality during 'fume events'.
A thousand flowers cannot bloom at Baku.
Unlike the Women's World Cup in Canada, in Baku no one will see the strides forward for women's sport.
How can I serve you?
We can give robots smiling mouths but until we can put emotion into their eyes as well we're better off with less human-looking designs.
Thick smoke blankets the Indonesian peatlands.
Azwar / EPA
New early-warning systems are being developed and they're warning of imminent danger.
Robots! Making easy tasks look difficult.
Is the rise of the robots on the horizon? Not while closed doors, stairs, and uneven floors still pose a problem.
Philae is awake again but a cometary tail threatens its future.
Jets and plumes of dust and gas from comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasiemko's suface could put an abrupt end to Philae's mission.
Not dancing in the aisles.
David Anderson's report on surveillance isn't a charter for online privacy but it could create problems for a government set on capturing all our data.
There were no women around to distract Hunt when he received his Nobel.
Tim Hunt should have realised that his "light-hearted" comment about the "trouble with girls" was going to offend.
No such thing as a free launch.
The millions we spend on the space industry don't go up in smoke: they pay for jobs, services, new technology and much more.