Arctic sea ice coverage second lowest on record: report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Sea-ice coverage across the Arctic Ocean has dwindled to its second-lowest level since satellite records started in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

NASA unveils plan for giant deep space rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA unveiled plans on Wednesday for a mammoth deep-space rocket to carry astronauts to the moon, Mars and other destinations beyond the International Space Station.

Hosepipe and balloon: think of it as a volcano

LONDON (Reuters) – There will be an unexpected sight high in the skies over the British county of Norfolk next month: a huge balloon attached to the ground by a giant hosepipe.

Europe’s oceans changing at unprecedented rate: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned.

Summer Arctic sea ice melt at or near record

LONDON (Reuters) – Arctic sea ice this summer melted to a record low extent or will come a close second, two different research institutes said on Tuesday, confirming a trend which could yield an ice-free summer within a decade.

Fatherhood lowers testosterone in men, study finds

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Fatherhood lowers testosterone levels, U.S. researchers said they have confirmed, making it easier for men to be involved in raising children.

Superstrong spider skin: Art or scientific miracle?

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) – What started as a work of art and science fiction may become a medical miracle that benefits burn patients, aids bone regeneration and one day may even make us bulletproof.