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Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos

A 2 billion US dollar cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the footprint of something that could be dark matter,...

Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973. Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a...

Melt may explain Antarctica’s sea ice expansion

Climate change is expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience. The paradoxical phenomenon is thought to be caused...

Electronic implant designed to reduce obesity to undergo trials

UK-based scientists have designed an 'intelligent' microchip which they claim can suppress appetite. Animal trials of the electronic implant are about to begin and...

Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS after just six hours

A Soyuz space capsule has docked at the International Space Station after a journey of less than six hours. The three-man crew is the...

Down’s syndrome ‘linked to brain protein loss’

A lack of a protein in Down's syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study. Writing in...

Dinosaur-killing space rock ‘was a comet’

The space rock that hit Earth 65m years ago and is widely implicated in the end of the dinosaurs was probably a speeding comet,...

Return of the Soyuz capsule from the International Space Station

One American and two Russian astronauts are safely back on Earth in Kazakhstan. Amid heavy fog at the landing site on the Kazakh steppe,...

Hobbit robot to help the elderly

This robot is bringing the latest technology to perhaps the largest group of technophobes in society - the elderly. The user-friendly robot can pick up...

NASA tests find Mars may have sustained life

NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life. NASA scientists said at a briefing at NASA's Washington...