Russia's Oymyakon, the coldest village on Earth

Russia's Oymyakon is the coldest village on Earth with temperature of -71°C.

Martian rock reveals new clues about Earth's history
Martian rock reveals new clues about Earth's history

A new analysis of a Martian rock has revealed a record of our planet's climate billions of years ago when water likely washed across its surface and any life that ever formed there might have emerged.

NASA reveals space successes of 2014
NASA reveals space successes of 2014

 NASA has achieved a lot in space exploration in 2014, including taking giant steps on Mars, testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe .

Milky Way's new tiny, isolated dwarf neighbour galaxy found
Milky Way's new tiny, isolated dwarf neighbour galaxy found

Astronomers have recently spotted a new neighbor for Milky Way galaxy, a tiny and isolated dwarf galaxy almost 7 million light years away

Solar wind may predict earth-bound meteoroids

 Space rocks heading towards the Earth that often go undetected by telescopes could potentially be identified by spotting changes in solar wind, streams of plasma, and particles spewing from the sun, a new research has suggested.

Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons
Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons

Scientists have warned that the threat of an asteroid impact is far greater than previously thought. In order to counter the threat, plans are being mapped out to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons.

Earth grew new layer under Iceland volcano
Earth grew new layer under Iceland volcano

By monitoring how magma flows through cracks in the rock away from a volcano, scientists have shed light on how the earths crust forms.

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster
NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has weighed the most massive young, distant galaxy cluster in the universe.

Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found
Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found

A new research has found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

Origin of long-standing space mystery solved
Origin of long-standing space mystery solved

Researchers from University of Southampton have helped solve a long-standing space mystery - the origin of the “theta aurora”.

Rosetta comet-landing is Science`s 2014 breakthrough
Rosetta comet-landing is Science`s 2014 breakthrough

The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency`s Rosetta spacecraft`s rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said on Thursday.

Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier
Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier

The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals - 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, says a study.

Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16
Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured a mid-level solar flare on Dec 16, 2014, it has been reported.

'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans
'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

A new study has recently revealed that exoplanets, whose axis is tilted, may still be habitable if they are covered in oceans.

Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath
Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath

Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes or did it come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? The answer is likely to be both.

'Earth on track for hottest year'
'Earth on track for hottest year'

The world is still heading for the hottest year on record although last month was only the seventh warmest November since 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday.

Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years
Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years

A new study has recently revealed that incessant disappearance of species on Earth could lead to sixth mass extinction within 100 years.

Bridgmanite identified as Earth's most abundant mineral
Bridgmanite identified as Earth's most abundant mineral

Scientists have identified and characterised a mineral that makes up 38 per cent of the Earth's volume and dubbed it Bridgmanite.

Comet landing 'Breakthrough of the Year': Physics World
Comet landing 'Breakthrough of the Year': Physics World

The landing of the Philae probe, the first by a man-made probe on a comet, has been named Breakthrough of the Year 2014 by Physics World magazine.

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.