Saturday, September 19, 2020

New York City is set to develop a massive climate change research center on...

New York City is set to develop a massive four-million-square-foot research center on Governors Island that will study the impact of climate change...

Gene editing: Citizens' assembly planned on 're-engineering' human species 

People in everyday, non-scientific professions like plumbing and baking should be consulted about gene editing, a group of experts say.Much like how criminal...

Lack of UK airport tests aiding Covid spread, scientists warn

Government scientists have warned of a “developing situation” over people bringing coronavirus into the UK after travelling abroad and returning home without being...

Canada unveils 'swirl, gargle and spit' Covid test for school-aged children

Authorities in Canada have unveiled a new non-invasive coronavirus test which avoids the need for intrusive nasal swabs, in a development which they...

Space Weather: Solar storm forecasting system developed by 'citizen-scientists'

Solar storm forecasting system developed by 'citizen-scientists' could help prevent damage...

Q&A: what the new Covid rules mean for north-west England and Yorkshire

Tougher coronavirus restrictions have been announced in large parts of north-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands from Tuesday, as the UK health...

45,000-year-old milk tooth from Neanderthal child found in Italy

A milk tooth belonging to one of Italy's last Neanderthal children has been found near Venice. The canine tooth belonged to a pre-teen, likely...

Mutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing?

Scientists have had eyes on Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, since the beginning of this pandemic. They can see it is evolving, but...

Leslie Iversen obituary

Afflictions of the mind and brain, from stroke to schizophrenia, remain among the most challenging to treat, even after more than half a...

Beaming lights into the brain can recreate the feeling of ketamine, and scientists have...

Researchers from Stanford University were able to induce a state similar to ketamine by making certain brain cells activate in a particular rhythm.They...

People are happier with their FRIENDS than they are with family

People are happier spending time with their friends than with their...

Facebook: Tech firm to launch first set of Ray-Ban 'smart glasses' next year

Facebook's first pair of smart glasses — made in collaboration with luxury eyewear manufacturer Ray-Ban — is to be released next year, the tech...

Stunning photo reveals a new 'Great Red Spot' is forming on Jupiter

A beautiful image of Jupiter taken by the NASA Hubble telescope has captured the formation of an almighty storm in the planet's northern...

UK coronavirus live: two-week 'circuit break' considered to halt Covid surge in England

9.42am BST09:42 Ryanair has announced it will cut its planned October flight capacity from 50% of last year’s levels to 40%. A spokesman for the...

Van Morrison criticises 'fascist bullies' in anti-lockdown Covid songs

Van Morrison has described the British government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” in one of three new tracks he has written to...

Australia's stinging trees: if the snakes and spiders don't get you, the plants might...

Australia is home to some of the world’s most dangerous wildlife. Anyone who spends time outdoors in eastern Australia is wise to keep...

Melbourne life during coronavirus: share your photos of the highs and lows of 2020

There will be, for most of us living in Melbourne, no holiday snaps to memorialise this year. No big weddings. No gathering of...

Estée Lauder teams up with NASA to shoot commercial aboard the International Space Station

Estée Lauder teams up with NASA to shoot a commercial aboard...

New UK Covid test is effective but won't impact numbers as hoped

A rapid test for coronavirus made by DnaNudge that was said by ministers to be part of a grand plan to deliver millions...

Stargazers are in for a Halloween treat with a rare Blue Moon on October...

Stargazers are in for a Halloween treat with a rare Blue...

COVID-19: Dogs and cats CAN catch the virus from their owners and even display...

Pet owners infected with COVID-19 are at risk of spreading the virus to their cats and dogs — whom can also end up...

COVID-19: Dogs and cats CAN catch the virus from their owners and even display...

Pet owners infected with COVID-19 are at risk of spreading the virus to their cats and dogs — whom can also end up...

Frozen poo and narcissists' eyebrows studies win Ig Nobel prizes

The annals of science brim with researchers who pushed the boundaries of sense and good taste in a laudable quest for knowledge. With...

Google Store is set to ban stalkerware apps but leaves a loophole for hackers...

Google has officially banned stalkerware from the Play Store.Stalkerware apps allow users to spy on someone's phone, tablet or other devices without their...

Coronavirus Australia live: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest updates

Good morning, The international arrivals cap will be the focus of the national cabinet meeting today. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has told the...

European Space Agency awards Hera asteroid mission to German firm

The European Space Agency has awarded a €129m (£118m) contract to the German space company OHB. The deal covers the design, manufacturing and...

Giraffe's horns may act like giant lightning rod that makes them vulnerable to fatal...

The knobby 'horns' on top of a giraffe's head may act like a dangerous lightning rod, according to a conservation scientist in South...

Instagram and Facebook are DOWN! Thousands of users across the world are experiencing an...

Instagram and Facebook are DOWN! Thousands of users across the world...

Pollution: Plastic entering rivers, lakes and oceans set to reach 53 million TONNES globally...

NO RIVER or lake in England is free from chemical pollution, making the country’s waterways some of the dirtiest in Europe.All of...

Shoes with 'toe spring' may increase risk of injury, study finds

They may feel comfy, but wearing shoes that curve upwards at the front may be weakening your foot muscles and increasing your risk...