Tiny particle may decide our universe`s fate

The universe may end in another 10 billion years or sooner if the heaviest of all the known elementary particles - the top quark - is even heavier than previously thought, scientists say.

Cancer cells could be weighed in future

Chinese scientists have come up with a new method of weighing microscopic particles such as single atoms or protons, as well as cancer DNA, which could lead to early diagnoses of the disease.

Universe leaves little room for error when it comes to supporting life

A team of physicists has looked at the conditions necessary for the formation of carbon and oxygen in the universe, the two elements crucial to life.