science

Croat fourth graders have above-average science knowledge

 According to fourth grade math and science, Croatia ranks 32nd out of the 47 countries in which students are submitted to a series of international assessments of the mathematics and science...

HRK 133.7M to be invested to enable access to e-sources of information

An agreement was signed in Croatia's Ministry of Science and Education for a project valued at HRK 133.7 million aimed at upgrading access to electronic sources of scientific and expert...

15 years of Croatian Science Foundation, 900 projects worth HRK 320 mln

The Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) on Wednesday officially marked 15 years of existence and contribution to science and higher education in Croatia, during which time it has financed more than...

"Revolutionary" weather satellite launched in US

The United States launched a "revolutionary" new weather satellite from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday, the Washington Post reported.

US Secretary of State Kerry tours Antarctica ahead of climate meeting

US Secretary of State John Kerry completed a two-day Antarctic trip Saturday ahead of a conference on climate change.

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "world's smallest machines"

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers who figured out how to mechanically link molecules to make the world's smallest motors and machines, the Royal Swedish...

Nobel physics prize to trio for work on "strange" states of matter

British-born researchers David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz on Tuesday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking discoveries on matter.

Nobel prize goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for work on "cell recycling"

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discoveries related to autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative...

RBI to take part in NATO's project to develop nuclear material detector

The NATO-led project "E-SiCURE" which is expected, over the next three years, to develop a specialised machine for detecting nuclear materials aimed at stepping up security at borders and ports,...

History-making Rosetta probe set for a final bow on distant comet

The comet-chaser Rosetta will be working right up to end. Two years after dropping a lander on the comet Churi, the probe itself will be landing there - and then go silent, forever.

New strain of bird flu prompts fears for Antarctic penguins

A new strain of bird flu discovered among Antarctic penguins is raising "serious concerns" about the spread of deadly avian viruses between continents, an Australian researcher told dpa Wednesday...

30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

A 30-ton meteor - believed to be the world's second largest - was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.

Southern Italian villages may hold key to longevity, research shows

Living in a pretty southern Italian village, with plenty of sun, company and a healthy Mediterranean diet may be the secret to a long life, according to early findings from a medical research...

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii ends for six scientists

An international group of scientists emerged on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.

Year-long Mars experiment on Hawaii due to end for six scientists

An international group of scientists will emerge on Sunday after a year of near isolation in a research station set up in Hawaii to simulate conditions on Mars.