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World Cup Winners and Losers

July 11, 2014, 8:55 a.m.

Hard work, team dynamics, luck, and even biology can impact who wins the 2014 World Cup.

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Doubts cast on Big Bang breakthrough

June 26, 2014, 4:53 p.m.

A recent discovery about the origins of the Universe has been thrown into doubt by fresh analysis.

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The self-driving car

June 5, 2014, 9:25 a.m.

Google reveals plans to put new driverless cars on the road within a year.

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Rock-Paper-Scissors Tactics Revealed

May 13, 2014, 1:35 p.m.

What’s the best way to win at rock-paper-scissors?

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Mysterious “bio-duck” sound identified

May 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

A sound, detected by sonar, has been identified as the call of the minke whale.

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Cosmic inflation followed Big Bang

March 23, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

There's new evidence that the Universe underwent super-rapid expansion in the moments immediately after the Big Bang.

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3D printing used to rebuild face

March 14, 2014, 1 p.m.

A UK-based medical team has used 3D printing technology to rebuild a patient’s face.

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Jade Rabbit re-awakens

Feb. 18, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

In the last few days the Jade Rabbit on the Moon rover has been able to transmit signals back to Earth, suggesting its mission isn’t over just yet.

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Rhino hunting license sold for $350,000

Jan. 27, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino was sold at auction for $350,000, making news headlines around the world.

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2014: The year of crystals

Dec. 31, 2013, noon

Happy New Year! The United Nations have named 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, marking 400 years since Kepler first examined the symmetry of snowflakes.

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