Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...

Creationism is dead in Iceland

0.0% of Icelanders aged 25 or younger believe that “God” created the world, according to a new poll. The finding comes from a survey commissioned by the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association,  Siðmennt, (an IHEU Member Organization). The poll found that 93.9% of young Icelanders assent to the Big Bang theory. 6.1% weren’t sure, or had other ideas, and 0.0% of respondents [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For This Time Of Year

Photo credit: tuthelens/Shuttersock The arctic is warming much quicker than the rest of the planet. Last year it was reported that the Arctic is warming twice as...

$1bn Bank Heist Foiled By A Rather Hilarious Mistake

Photo credit: Hurst Photo/Shutterstock When there’s billions of dollars on the table and you’ve been snooping around the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, make sure you...

Oldest Known Pine Tree Fossil Discovered

Photo credit: Falcon-Lang et al. 2016 The tiny fossil, on the left, measures just half a centimeter long. When triceratops and velociraptors stalked the forests of the...

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene makes an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the two banter about the historic discovery of gravitational...

$250,000 Shark-Spotting Drone Debuts In Australia

Photo credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A great white, one of the types of shark spotted off the coast of New South Wales. Although the chance of dying...

Scientists Discover Extraordinary Jurassic Fossil Bed In Argentina

Photo credit: kavram/Shutterstock The Patagonian landscape as it exists today. Palaeontologists in southern Argentina have uncovered an enormous network of fossils dating back to the Jurassic...

This Week in Science (Feb. 21 – 28)

This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...