The James Webb Space Telescope, currently slated for launch in 2019, is facing technical difficulties and budget overruns that might push back its launch date
Assuming the 11,500-pound spacecraft makes it into geostationary orbit safely, it'll go by GOES-17.
Calculating fundamental constants used to be a much harder job.
Probiotic and fish oil supplements have been linked to a lower likelihood of eczema and some food allergies, but pregnant women should still avoid cod liver oil
We are covered in bacteria, but some of it is good for us. One strain makes a molecule that protects against skin cancer and shrinks tumours in mice
Brain cancers are particularly difficult to treat, but at last there’s hope that a technique that has worked for some other cancers could treat glioblastoma
Early Earth may have been smashed into a vapour by a Mars-sized object. Our moon may have formed at the edges of the leftover doughnut-shaped cloud of debris
We ignore the social factors that have shaped death rates in flu pandemics over the past century at our peril, warns Laura Spinney
The firm’s new artificial intelligence has developed a theory of mind, passing an important psychological assessment that most children only develop around age 4
Dating apps, fading fears of HIV and poor education have all been blamed for a rise in sexually transmitted infections. How do we get people to keep it clean?