Scientists

Italian scientists sentenced to jail in earthquake trial

A lawyer (centre) addresses the court in charge of the trial of six Italian scientists and a government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy. Photo: AFP

Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty on Monday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in L’Aquila in 2009.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 1:00am

Italian scientists jailed for underestimating killer quake

The trial of the six Italian scientists and government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in 2009. Photo: AFP

Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty yesterday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in the town of L'Aquila in 2009.

23 Oct 2012 - 10:53am

Scientists suggest Moon made from Earth

An image of the full Moon. Photo: AP

A new theory put forward by Harvard scientists suggests the Moon was once part of the Earth that spun off after a giant collision with another body.

In a paper published on Wednesday in the journal Science, Sarah Stewart and Matija uk said their theory would explain why the Earth and Moon have similar composition and chemistry.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:05pm