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One in five Milky Way stars may have Earth-like planets: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:28

One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.

Ancient Moche feathered shield found in Peru temple

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 08:57

Archaeologists have discovered a rare feathered shield, dating back around 1,300 years, in a sealed portion of an ancient temple in Peru.

How the brain tracks fast-moving tennis balls

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 18:47

For the first time, vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have pinpointed how the brain tracks fast-moving objects.

Does antimatter exhibit antigravity?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 12:45

Four University of California, Berkeley, physicists are trying to find out whether matter and antimatter are affected differently by gravity.

Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could alter rain patterns

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 16:28

Due to global climate change, the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere and this rising temperature difference could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns.

Exocomets `may be as common as exoplanets`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 14:20

Comets - dubbed "exocomets" - are just as common in other stellar systems with planets, researchers say.

Why species stay or go in response to climate change

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 21:04

In two new studies, researchers have provided a clearer picture of why some species move according to climate change, and where they go.

Baby brains bring smarter computers closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 20:30

Researchers are tapping the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers and preschoolers in their bid to facilitate computers to think more like humans.