By shooting laser light into these solar cells, researchers were able to trigger the legs to move, causing the robot to walk around.
Water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and is crucial to life as we know it, but how it got here has been a longstanding scientific debate.
This research to do with ears could be helpful in the development of new hearing aids.
He may never have pulled on a spacesuit or flown in a shuttle but that has not stopped Frenchman Michael Moisseeff from reaching for the stars.
People have searched for sex differences in human brains since at least the 19th century when scientist Samuel George Morton poured seeds and lead shot into human skulls to measure their volumes.
Given a possible scenario of a global temperature rise of three degrees Celsius, heat will kill more people then disease, study predicts.
A person’s pupils can show if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past, according to new research.
The coelacanth, the world’s oldest living fossil, outlives the dinosaurs and thrives in the waters of South Africa’s Sodwana Bay.
In this era of social distancing and depressing news, we could all do with a good hug. Now scientists have analysed what makes the perfect cuddle — just don’t squeeze too tight.
In a recent interview, Gray said the government had disregarded scientically-based advice and that the lockdown should be done away with. She also said measures including wearing facemasks and social distancing should be put into place
A scientist from the Western Cape has lashed out at the press, after she was apparently misquoted in an article with a UK newspaper.
The first SARS-COV-2 genome has been found in South Africa which could help us understand and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Blue is strongly associated with nature, reflected in the sky and on bodies of water. But blue is not commonly found in living organisms.
AFP reporter Pascale Trouillaud speaks to ‘Flat-Earthers’ in Brazil. Approximately 7% of the population believe that the Earth is, in fact, flat.
James B. Kaler, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Capricorn, explains the zodiac.
New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris Agreement goals for capping global warming out of reach.
An international team of 11 scientists concluded the quarry in New York had once housed a forest two to three million years older and more varied in types of trees.
The universe has many mysteries that still remain to be uncovered – and new technologies will help us to solve them over the next 50 years.
If recent television shows are anything to go by, we’re a little concerned about the consequences of technological development. Dystopian narratives abound.
Fears about climate change are prompting worldwide action, but one knock-on effect in the United States is mounting anxiety about everything from plastics to class-based environmental disparities.
For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth. The flip side to this explosion of new species is that species extinctions have also always been part of the evolutionary life cycle.
No matter how elegant your theory is, experimental data will have the last word. Observations of the retrograde motion of the planets were fundamental to the Copernican revolution, in which the sun replaced Earth at the centre of the solar system.
As the old aphorism has it, only two things are certain in life: death, and taxes. But while death may be inevitable, it does throw up a number of uncertainties – like what should be done with your body.
The event will be held on 12 October 2019.
Although a lot of cats do like being stroked, and in certain contexts will choose us over food, human interaction is something they have to learn to enjoy during their comparatively short sensitive period– between two and seven weeks old.