A package containing radioactive material sent via Federal Express to Texas A&M University has been reported missing by the school. The 27lb (12.2kg) package was signed for nearly two weeks ago, but the university says the relevant office didn’t receive it.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has released images of a shimmering "cosmic butterfly," or the Twin Jet Nebula, made up of an aging star's exposed core and a smaller star that create an illuminating rainbow in space.
A neutrino observatory based in Antarctica has confirmed the detection of massless particles deep within the South Pole’s ice. They were created from astrophysical sources like black holes and exploding stars throughout the Milky Way and beyond.
With its interest in manned missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is looking for renewable ways to feed its astronauts for the long haul. So the space agency granted $200,000 a year to a project that recycles human poop into man-made food.
Powerful academic institutions and scientists have baffled environmentalists by calling on the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) to reassess its ban on growing genetically modified (GM) crops in Scotland.
Austerity could see Britain unable to cope with environmental disasters as government cuts leave the country without key scientists and destroy national treasures such as Kew Gardens, a leading trade unionist has warned.
Professor Stephen Hawking is hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, and it promises to be out of this world. Based on the questions posed so far, the famed physicist will answer user questions on artificial intelligence, alien life and much more.