'Father' of Birth Control Pill Dies at Age 91

Carl Djerassi, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the birth control pill in the 1950's, has died at the age of 91.

// Feb. 01, 2015 - 20:58 GMT


British Researchers Find Stress Balls Key to Pain Free Colonoscopy

According to researchers, squeezing a stress ball during surgery performed under a local anesthetic was most effective for controlling pain, while talking to a nurse helped control anxiety.

// Feb. 01, 2015 - 20:07 GMT


Scientists Twist Light Into Mobius Strip For First Time

A tightly focused laser beam was turned into a Mobius strip with the help of a device called a q-plate.

// Jan. 31, 2015 - 22:34 GMT


US Scientists Teach Robots How to Take YouTube Cooking Lessons

University of Maryland researchers have developed a system that allows robots to learn how to cook using the video-sharing website YouTube.

// Jan. 31, 2015 - 20:24 GMT


Space Dust Mistaken for Cosmic Footprints of Big Bang

Satellite images taken in March 2014 had been thought to reveal ripples in space-time, a key element in the Big Bang theory; however, it turns out that the pictures merely showed Galactic dust particles.

// Jan. 31, 2015 - 14:54 GMT


NASA Delays SMAP Satellite Launch Again For Launch Vehicle Repair

The launch of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory delayed to a targeted launch date of January, 31.

// Jan. 31, 2015 - 00:06 GMT


Silicone Implants Get a Whole New Meaning in Interactive Technology

Tiny sophisticated microchips inserted into a human body are likely to replace wearable devices. However, the question remains, whether we are ready to get chipped or not.

// Jan. 30, 2015 - 23:43 GMT


Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station, based on one of the RosRAO platforms, to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant.

// Jan. 29, 2015 - 03:12 GMT


Oldest Planetary System in Solar System May Hold Keys to Alien Life

Astronomers have discovered the oldest known planetary system consisting of an ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets around 11.2 billion years old.

// Jan. 28, 2015 - 18:40 GMT


NASA Plans to Create Revolutionary Space Telescope

Scientists have finalized plans to build a revolutionary space telescope capable of producing images a thousand times sharper than that of the Hubble Space Telescope.

// Jan. 28, 2015 - 00:20 GMT