NASA's Mars rover opportunity, which is about to start its 10th year, is examining veined rocks on the rim of the Endeavour crater.
A rhino calf at San Diego Zoo is getting fed from a bottle, as part of her daily nutritional routine.
A pack of stray dogs killed at least 31 endangered blackbucks at a zoological park in the city of Kanpur, India.
Chip-maker Intel has presented scientist Stephen Hawking with a special gift for his 71st birthday - a silicon "wafer".
Belgium is planning to build an artificial island in the North Sea to store wind energy.
A rare Nepalese red panda has been born in Auckland Zoo, New Zealand.
New images of the McLaughlin Crater on Mars provide evidence of a wet underground environment on the red planet
A team of scientists from the European Space Agency has discovered a river-like structure on the Martian surface.
The National Press club of South Africa announced rhinos as the newsmaker of the year 2012, following extensive media coverage.
To demonstrate first laser communication, the image of Mona Lisa was beamed to a spacecraft orbiting the moon.
NASA has launched a software contest to make the solar arrays of the Space Station more efficient.
The European Food Safety Authority scientists have detected a threat to bees from an insecticide, 'neonicontinoid'.
A U.S Navy minesweeper, the USS Gaurdian is stuck on a reef after it ran aground in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines on Thursday, reports Reuters.
Russia is all set to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2015.