British plan to tackle asteroids A team of British scientists are developing plans for a spacecraft that could stop large asteroids from destroying the Earth. The 10 tonne “gravity tractor” would deflect any orbiting rocks..
Women told: ‘You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself’ When Elif’s father told her she had to kill herself in order to spare him from a prison sentence for her murder, she considered it..
Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution Canada’s science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won’t say if he believes in evolution. “I’m not going to answer..
Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins..
Appreciating evolution on Darwin’s 200th birthday – Today marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and later this year will see the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Millions ‘opt..
Jeni Barnett: Have you lost something? – Jeni Barnett, or someone in her employ, has deleted the two posts (and all the comments) regarding her broadcast that demonstrated her ignorance of the facts regarding MMR..
A lot of people don’t seem to “get” evolution, especially those that can’t (or won’t) let those pesky scientists interfere with their religious thinking. Thankfully Nature Magazine has created a handy PDF document that sets..