March 9, 2016, 2:45 p.m.For the first time, researchers have discovered that wild gorillas sing and hum while they eat. This discovery could help us to understand how language evolved in early humans.
Feb. 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.Physicists have confirmed the detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that Albert Einstein first predicted in 1916.
Jan. 18, 2016, 3:24 p.m.Major Tim Peake, the first astronaut representing the UK to carry out a spacewalk, has described the experience as ‘exhilarating’.
Dec. 3, 2015, 3:22 p.m.The discovery of a dinosaur fossil found on the East Coast of North America is evidence that the continent was divided by a shallow sea 100 million years ago.
Nov. 2, 2015, 4:21 p.m.Rosetta scientists have discovered oxygen in the atmosphere of comet 67P, saying it is the most surprising discovery of the mission to date.
Sept. 18, 2015, 4:28 p.m.Researchers in Germany have discovered that birds make better parents when they are allowed to choose their own mates.
Aug. 17, 2015, 1:36 p.m.Astronauts have enjoyed a ‘home-grown’ snack in space. A crop of red romaine lettuce has been growing aeroponically on the International Space Station.
June 17, 2015, 11:44 a.m.Philae, the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet, has made contact with Earth for the first time in seven months.
May 19, 2015, 10:17 a.m.For 17 years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up by the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in Australia.
April 15, 2015, 10:44 a.m.Scientists have discovered that when hairs are plucked in a particular way, the follicles in the skin send out a ‘distress’ signal that leads to even more hairs growing back!