ISS and Endeavour seen from the Soyuz TMA spacecraft. / Credit: NASA This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. When we think about the difficulties of colonising another planet, the last thing we probably worry about about […]


Ridges in the ancient Dresser Formation in the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia that preserve ancient stromatolites and hot spring deposits. Credit: Kathleen Campbell Fossil evidence of early life has been discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara of Western Australia – […]


Researchers have been debating whether acupuncture has any efficacy for decades. / Thunder Child via Flickr Does medicine have a bias against acupuncture? That’s the verdict of a paper (and an accompanying commentary) published earlier this week in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. While there’s still no medical consensus […]


By expanding brain tissue twice, MIT scientists were able to obtain high-resolution images of neurons in the hippocampus. A group of scientists from MIT have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples at a fraction of the cost of previous techniques. By expanding tissue before imaging […]