Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "world's smallest machines"

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers who figured out how to mechanically link molecules to make the world's smallest motors and machines, the Royal Swedish...

Nobel physics prize to trio for work on "strange" states of matter

British-born researchers David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz on Tuesday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking discoveries on matter.

Nobel prize goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for work on "cell recycling"

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discoveries related to autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative...

RBI to take part in NATO's project to develop nuclear material detector

The NATO-led project "E-SiCURE" which is expected, over the next three years, to develop a specialised machine for detecting nuclear materials aimed at stepping up security at borders and ports,...

History-making Rosetta probe set for a final bow on distant comet

The comet-chaser Rosetta will be working right up to end. Two years after dropping a lander on the comet Churi, the probe itself will be landing there - and then go silent, forever.

New strain of bird flu prompts fears for Antarctic penguins

A new strain of bird flu discovered among Antarctic penguins is raising "serious concerns" about the spread of deadly avian viruses between continents, an Australian researcher told dpa Wednesday...

30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

A 30-ton meteor - believed to be the world's second largest - was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.

Southern Italian villages may hold key to longevity, research shows

Living in a pretty southern Italian village, with plenty of sun, company and a healthy Mediterranean diet may be the secret to a long life, according to early findings from a medical research...

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii ends for six scientists

An international group of scientists emerged on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii due to end for six scientists

An international group of scientists will emerge on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.

German researchers to test robot space technology in US desert

Researchers will test new robot technology in the Mars-like deserts of Utah, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announced Wednesday.

China launches experimental "hack-proof" satellite

China launched the world's first experimental quantum communications satellite on Tuesday, local media reported.

No Zika at the Olympics - but the epidemic isn't over for Brazil

Pre-Olympic fears over a Zika outbreak in Rio were so strong that some called for the Games to be cancelled, yet there hasn't been a single reported case during the competition - mainly thanks to...

Study: Greenland shark sets longevity record of at least 272 years

A North Atlantic shark species, the Greenland shark, is believed to be the longest-living vertebrate animal with a life span of at least 272 years

Self-scanning technology could encourage customer theft, study shows

Removing human contact and allowing customers to use self-checkout technology could be promoting theft and hurting retail stores' profits, according to a British university study.