New dark matter detector hears first particle pops

A new dark matter experiment has begun its search for the invisible particle, which astrophysicists think accounts for about a quarter of the matter and energy in the universe.

Astronomical battle in US over Venus discovery

A team of Russian and American scientists have replicated an experiment by 18th-century Russian scientific luminary Mikhail Lomonosov in a quest to demolish sceptics` doubts that he discovered Venus` atmosphere.