The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has generated the enormous amount of 75 petabytes of physics data during the past three years, until today's February 14 maintenance shutdown. Computer engineers at CERN, the location of the world's very first web server, today announced that the CERN Data Centre has ...
CERN's LHC, which helped discover the Higgs boson particle, is shutting down for two years.
A recent study by NASA reveals that large parts of the dry Middle East region lost freshwater rapidly, almost the size of the Dead Sea, during the past decade. According to the researchers, nearly 60 percent of the loss is due to the growing demand of groundwater and the 2007 drought.
Our planet is going to encounter a large chunk of rock Feb. 15. A 130,000 metric ton asteroid 2012 DA14 that is about the size of a football field will pass within 17,200 miles of the Earth i.e., a remarkably close distance.
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space telescope have discovered a mysterious object that behaves like a strobe light.
The newly discovered metallic object was different from its red surroundings. This is not the first time that the rover is surprising us with such an unexpected discovery. Prior to this, it had found a 'Mars flower' that was actually a benign plastic from the rover itself. It also found small metall...
NASA's Super-TIGER balloon, a large science balloon, has set a record for the longest flight of its kind carrying an instrument that had the capacity to detect 50 million cosmic rays.
Scientists have created "living" crystals by using a blue-violet light.
Scientists from Cassini mission watched a massive storm that engulfed Saturn and fizzled when it ran into its own tail. This is the first time scientists have observed a massive storm consume itself in this way anywhere in the solar system.
A breakthrough discovery made by a Johns Hopkins earth scientist shows that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has triggered major alterations in the southern oceans, reports the official website. These changes can alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and thereby have a severe impact on clim...
A cluster of ancient tapeworm eggs was discovered in 270-million-year-old fossilized shark feces, indicating that intestinal parasites in vertebrates are older than previously thought.
A team of scientists from Penn State have redefined the concept of habitable zones around a star. The habitable zone or the goldilocks zone is of a not-too-close, not-too-far distance from the parent star, but apt to sustain life.