Crew, researchers onboard Chinese research vessel found no fever
Authorities conducted health checks on 59 crew members and researchers onboard on a Chinese research vessel that arrived in Yangon Region on February 12 to do marine science research in cooperation with Myanmar, and no one was found to have a fever, the Ministry of Health and Sports reported.
MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes
The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.
Last month was hottest January on record: US climate service
Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the US climate service said Thursday.
Mysterious 'ghost population' of ancient humans discovered in African DNA
Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of...
NASA Releases Remixed Version Of Iconic 'Pale Blue Dot' Photo
A humbling photo of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 probe from a distance of 6 billion kilometres has been reprocessed by NASA to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the image....
Scholarly journals work together to disseminate knowledge in ob-gyn
Citation rates of scholarly journal articles are tracked in many medical specialties and can affect health care treatment and research. Until the publication of a recent Rutgers-led study in JAMA Network ...
Caribbean sharks in need of large marine protected areas
Governments must provide larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species such as sharks, is the call from a diverse group of marine scientists including Stony ...
Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas
Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism ...
Eurostat figures show Ireland still languishes at the bottom for renewable home heating
Ireland continues to be the worst performer in Europe when it comes to using renewable energy for home heating.
California agricultural employers, workers approach smoke concerns differently
In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agricultural ...
NASA Releases Remixed Version of Iconic ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Photo
A humbling photo of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 probe from a distance of 3.7 billion miles has been reprocessed by NASA to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the image.
NASA spots ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid rapidly approaching Earth
NASA confirms that an asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world is currently travelling towards Earth at a speed of almost 34,000 miles per hour. According to International Business Times, NASA's Center for
Gum disease linked to higher stroke risk
Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate.
NASA Mars 2020 rover arrives in Florida to prep for July launch to the red planet
NASA’s next Mars rover arrived in Florida this week (Feb. 12) to begin final preparations ahead of its planned July launch. The six-wheeled rover (and its accompanying Mars Helicopter) were ferried across the country by two Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo planes. The duo touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at approximately 3 p.m. […]
NASA selects four possible missions to study the secrets of the solar system
NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. Although they're not official missions yet and some ultimately may not be chosen to move forward, the ...
Russia Leads Multinational Stablecoin Initiative
Russia is taking the lead in issuing a multinational stablecoin backed by commodities with the Eurasian Economic Union, or EAEU, and BRICS countries.
Solar farm as big as 19 rugby pitches and overlooking Swansea city centre is planned for Kilvey Hill
But energy bosses insist it wouldn't have an impact on the amazing views across Swansea Bay
IGF-1 May Be Involved in Parkinson’s Development, Review Suggests
Increasing evidence links insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency to the development and progression of Parkinson's disease, a review study said. Estrogen, the female sex hormone thought...
Charlotte County teacher arrested on drug charges
Charlotte County teacher was arrested and cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance While Operating a Motor Vehicle.
A key to calcium signaling: Structure of the human IP3R type 3 in its ligand-free state
IP3 receptors (IP3Rs) are calcium channels found in all animal cells. By mediating calcium ion release, IP3Rs integrate signals from different cellular pathways and metabolic states. Not surprisingly, ...
Measurement of mechanical stability of force transmission supramolecular linkages
NUS biophysicists have developed a manipulation assay that can quantify the mechanical stability and biochemical regulations of inter-molecular interactions at the single-molecule level.
The star that could be set to EXPLODE in devastating supernova 700 light-years from Earth: New images show Betelgeuse IS dimming and changing shape
Astronomers used the European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope array in Chile to capture the unprecedented dimming of the giant star in more detail.
NASA Former High-Ranking Spaceflight Official Moves across to SpaceX Team
One of NASA's foremost experts in spaceflight has left the agency to join SpaceX, just in time for its upcoming launches into space.
Tourists place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission
Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.
Scientists Turn Complete Human Organs Transparent For The First Time
For the first time ever, scientists have managed to make intact human organs transparent, allowing them to peer inside these vital body parts without needi
Carbon sequestration in oceans powered by fragmentation of large organic particles
A team of researchers from the National Oceanography Centre, Sorbonne Université and CNRS Villefranche-sur-Mer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and the National Centre for Earth Observations, has found evidence ...
Transparent human organs allow 3-D maps at the cellular level
For the first time, researchers have managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging, they revealed complex underlying structures of the transparent organs at the cellular level. ...
Having more than 10 sexual partners throughout your life 'raises the risk of cancer'
The new study mirrors previous findings linking sexually transmitted infections in the development of several cancers and hepatitis
New Paltz water deemed safe to drink after testing
A do-not-drink advisory has been lifted in New Paltz after a damaged fuel line led to complaints about the taste and smell of the water, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
Scientists develop tech to convert carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuel
Malmstadt said that in contrast, the team's discovery uses a millifluidic reactor process, a very small scale chemical reactor system, which has a minimal environmental footprint.
Northumbrian Water to challenge regulator over price controls
North East water firm wants to balance reductions to bills with environmental improvements
SpaceX plans to launch fifth Starlink batch Sunday
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch its fifth batch of Starlink satellites from Florida at 10:25 a.m. EST on Sunday, after postponing a Saturday attempt due to weather concerns.
Optimism may lower stroke severity, inflammation: Study
Optimism has been associated with lower inflammation levels and improved health outcomes among people with medical conditions, the researchers said.
Dry spell: Melaka makes available five portable water treatment plants
MELAKA, Feb 14 — The Melaka government will be providing five Portable Water Treatment Plants (PWTPs) costing a total of RM2.2 million which will be placed in five locations in Zone 1 here that is facing water rationing. State Public Works, Transport and Basic Amenities Committee chairman Datuk...
Reform in Saudi Arabia: The Climate-Coffee Connection
The beans that power the kingdom’s coffeehouses, which are hotbeds of talk about social change, are threatened by diminishing water supplies
NASA shortlists missions to map the surface of Venus, identify gases in its atmosphere, look for an ocean on Triton, and hunt for magma flows on Io - but only two of them will go to space
The four shortlisted projects will each get a $3 million NASA grant for a 9 month feasibility study before two will become actual missions and go to space.
Scientists Identify Genes from ‘Ghost Population’ of Ancient Humans
BU study highlights the need for more state-level alcohol control laws
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds a substantial increase in the number and strength of state laws to reduce impaired driving over the last 20 years, while laws to reduce excessive drinking remained unchanged.
Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach
(Reuters) - Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols - plant compounds also found in fruits, vegetables and tea - might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests.
Shale drilling activity linked to high rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in Texas
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity ("fracking"), compared to counties without any fracking.
‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Launches March 23rd on Steam
Valve has given fans a Happy Valentine’s Day with the announcement that Half-Life: Alyx finally has a release date. The VR-required return to the Half-Life universe will launch for PC via Steam on March 23 for $59.99. Alyx will support Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest with PC and link cable, and Windows […]
Ibrah One Claims He Has Found A Cure For CoronaVirus
Ghanaian socialite, Ibrah One has dramatically claimed he has found the cure for Coronavirus and claims he's ready to kiss an infected patient as proof of the potency of his new discovery
The Galaxy S20 consumes 600MB per Minute while Recording 8K Videos
Much to the chagrin of those looking forward to recording 8K footages on the Samsung Galaxy S20, the South Korean phone maker has revealed that capturing
Newcastle Disease: ‘No non-veg week’ called in Andhra Pradesh's Tanuku to keep infection at bay
The deaths of thousands of chicken in the twin Godavari districts following an outbreak of the Very Virulent Newcastle Disease (VVND) are causing panic among poultry-farm owners and the general public alike.
'Ghost' ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious extinct human species
Homo sapiens first appeared a bit more than 300,000 years ago in Africa and later spread worldwide, encountering other human species in Eurasia that have since gone extinct including the Neanderthals and the lesser-known Denisovans.
Having sex with more than 10 people 'could be linked to increased cancer risk'
Around 22% of men and just under 8% of women reported 10 or more sexual partners.
Status update: OSIRIS-REx Osprey Flyover
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft safely executed a 0.4-mile (620-m) flyover of the backup sample collection site Osprey as part of the mission's Reconnaissance B phase activities. Preliminary telemetry, however, ...
Coronavirus Microscope Images Published by U.S. Researchers
More than 63,000 people in China have been infected by the virus, and more than 1,300 have died. There is no known vaccine or drug that’s been proven effective.
More sexual partners linked to higher cancer risk
If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk.
The Trump Administration Versus Children
A new report shows how the most innocent are collateral damage in the war against science being waged by the president and his agencies
Watch live: Northrop launches cargo capsule to space station
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has reset its plans to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station from Virginia at 3:43 p.m. EST Friday.
NASA Will Communicate with Mars Astronauts through Lasers
NASA's astronauts heading to Mars will be able to communicate with Earth thanks to new lasers, the huge dish is currently being built in California.
NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots
Knowing where emissions are happening and what's causing them brings us a step closer to being able to forecast the region's impact on global climate.
Quantum interference observed in real time: Extreme UV-light spectroscopy technique
A team headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier and Dr. Lukas Bruder from the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has succeeded in observing in real-time ultrafast quantum interferences—in ...
Climate change will lead to abrupt shifts in dryland ecosystems, study warns
Drylands cover about 41% of the Earth's land surface and host one in three humans inhabiting our planet. In these areas, life is highly influenced by aridity, i.e. the balance between the amount of rainwater ...
Galactic cosmic rays affect Titan's atmosphere
Planetary scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) revealed the secrets of the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. The team found a chemical footprint in Titan's ...
Study: Survival rates have improved after kidney transplantation during childhood
An analysis of information from Australia indicates that survival after kidney transplantation during childhood has improved drastically over the last 40 years, led by decreases in deaths from cardiovascular disease and infection.
Using big data to combat catastrophes
In March 1989, a tripped circuit in the Hydro-Québec power grid left 6 million people without electricity. A week earlier, an unusually harsh snowstorm had strained the region; the day before, a solar ...
Drone designs arise from butterfly study: Undulating flight saves monarchs' energy
In a finding that could benefit drone design, award-winning research by a doctoral student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) shows that the undulating flight paths of monarch butterflies ...
LifeProof NËXT Case Keeps Dirt & Snow Away From The Galaxy S20
LifeProof has announced its new NËXT cases for the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. LifeProof is joining a ton of other companies with this
Wuhan's cat rescuer: the man saving pets abandoned during coronavirus outbreak – video
Ye Jialin has been looking after the pets of residents who are unable to return home
'Maine's Climate Future' documents progression of accelerating change
Nearly every climate-related parameter measured in Maine is accelerating, according to "Maine's Climate Future—2020 Update," the latest report from the University of Maine. The rate of air and sea warming ...
January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record
WASHINGTON — Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, US government forecasters said Thursday. The global average land and ocean surface
Study finds no advantage in using two antibiotics to treat MRSA infections
A world-first clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly 'super-bug', Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, commonly known as Golden Staph.
You didn’t touch these Jellyfish, but they can sting you with tiny grenades
Cassiopea xamachana, a species of upside-down jellyfish, emits tiny balls of stinging cells that then swim around on their own and sting anything in their path.
Attempts at Debunking “Fake News” about Epidemics Might Do More Harm Than Good
Batting down conspiracy theories about disease outbreaks such as that of the new coronavirus may prove counterproductive to public health efforts
Israel Gives Modern-Day “Miriam’s Well” to Gaza: “Water From Thin Air”
Watergen is bringing the miracle of Miriam's Well to thirsty people around the world.
Journalist survives horrific crash
Freelance journalist Tarisai Mudahondo survived a fatal accident that claimed seven people outside Kwekwe on Monday.Mudahondo was among the Zimbabwe United Pass...
New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes
Astrocytes are neural cells with many important functions in the nervous system. The inflammation of these cells occurs in brain infections and neurodegenerative disorders, a process called astrogliosis.
UP govt to promote e-vehicles, targets 10,700 mw of solar energy
The energy minister said the state was targetting solar energy generation of 10,700 megawatt (mw) by 2022 in the private sector to conserve environment and curb pollution
Ganja farmer jailed
A 35-YEAR-OLD Bindura cannabis farmer was slapped with a 3 year jail term yesterday by a Bindura magistrate.Member Kanyandure of Nyamakuwa village ,Bindura will...
NASA selects four finalists for next Discovery mission
NASA is considering missions to Venus and two outer solar system moons as the next in its Discovery line of planetary science missions.
Why flying at lower or higher altitudes might reduce the climate impact of air travel
Only a small fraction of flights would need to adjust their altitudes to achieve the effect, new research suggests.
Car-sized prehistoric South American turtle was built for battle
One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago - and this car-sized freshwater beast was built for battle.
Chinese husband escorts his doctor wife to work by driving behind her to ensure he doesn’t catch coronavirus from her… as she walks through the rain at 3am
The female paediatrician, who works in a hospital treating coronavirus patients, had been staying away from home out of concerns that she could catch the disease and pass it onto her partner
Young people in England urged to have MMR vaccine following mumps surge
Public Health England says fivefold increase partly down to ‘Wakefield generation’ who missed out on vaccine
Loose cow causes traffic delays on California highway
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Police responded to a stretch of highway in California where a loose cow wandered into the roadway and caused traffic delays.
The Trump Administration vs. Children
A new report shows how the most innocent are collateral damage in the war against science being waged by the president and his agencies
‘Most powerful and clean’ new Volkswagen Golf GTD teased
Power will go up from the 130 kW in the Mk 7.5 to 147 kW, the same as what the Mk V GTI produced.
Ants, bats and birds evicted for new German Tesla plant
BERLIN, Feb 14 — US electric car giant Tesla began clearing forest for its first European “Gigafactory” near Berlin yesterday, and is now racing against the clock to rehouse ants, birds and hibernating bats. Workers have started clearing a 92-hectare area of forest at the site in Gruenheide...
Why your Valentine may benefit from hot chocolate during a romantic stroll
New study suggests you may want to fill your thermoses full of hot chocolate before taking off on a romantic stroll.
Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good taste' on what it should call its members
Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military should be called.
Smelling lover's shirt may improve sleep
"One of the most surprising findings is how a romantic partner's scent can improve sleep quality even outside of our conscious awareness," said researcher Frances Chen.
Space exploration: The ultimate test of our capabilities
Dr John Bates discusses how mission-critical software testing for space exploration can be done quickly and efficiently with the aid of new technology
Pictures: Shoring up the coastal defences
REPAIRS to the sea wall at Petit Port, which was damaged by January storms, were made just in time to withstand the latest atrocious pounding from the elements.
Watch: Kinneret on the Boardwalk
The rains have raised the Kinneret high enough to splash onto the Tiberias boardwalk - for the first time since 1992.
3 killed as car hits two-wheeler
Three persons were killed after a car hit a two-wheeler and plunged into a farm well in Karur district near Vairamadai check post in Thennilai police station limits on Friday.The occupants of the car
Promising molecule could stop or slow Parkinson’s
A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson’s, something no treatment can currently do.
Four Shortlisted NASA Missions Would Explore the Nastiest Places in the Solar System
As part of its ongoing Discovery Program, NASA has selected four possible missions that would involve some of the most hostile and enigmatic places in the solar system.
Loose dogs rescued on Las Vegas highway
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol said a trooper and a helpful witness were able to rescue a pair of dogs running loose on a busy stretch of Las Vegas highway.
Did you know the cost of tackling air pollution in India is Rs 3.39 lakh per second?
India spends a whopping Rs 3.39 lakh per second to tackle air pollution from fossil fuels. Amid an ongoing slowdown, the emerging economy is forced to shell out Rs 10.7 lakh crore ($150 billion)
Scientists Switch Consciousness On Or Off In Monkeys Using Tiny Brain Zaps
How’s this for a wake-up call? Scientists have shown that it's possible to instantly jolt a monkey out of deep anesthetized sleep using a quick zap of elec
Scientists detect ‘ghost’ DNA from mysterious human species
WASHINGTON – Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in
The scientific secrets inside a single grain of moon dust
While scientists have studied Moon rocks for 50 years, researchers have for the first time conducted deep analysis on a single grain of lunar dust, atom by atom. Using a common materials science te…
Madurai Corporation plans to treat sewage from Kiruthumal
Officials say that the tender for the project has been called and that the work will commence in another 15 days
Video of Pakistani Policeman Removing Turban From Sikh's Head Enrages Indian Community
New Delhi (Sputnik): The treatment of minorities in Pakistan has long been a concern for Indians, with rising numbers of reports of forced conversion of girls from minorities, and attacks on temples and people from the Christian, Hindu, and Sikh communities.
Podcast: Which Galaxy S20 Should You Buy?
On this episode of the DL Show, we'll recap the Samsung Unpacked event that featured the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Buds, and more. Tim was on-hand to go hands-on with all devices and has plenty to share from that experience. Outside of major Samsung talk, our Motorola Razr review is...
PFD completes afforestation on 250 acres in Murree
LAHORE: The Punjab Forest Department (PFD) has completed forestation of marginal lands stretched on an area of 250 acres in Murree at a cost of Rs51.300 million.The project was started in 2015 wit
Longstanding flaw in sensor readings could lead to heating and cooling design errors
Standard comfort measurements used to design buildings' heating and cooling systems share a common flaw, according to new research. The researchers said the findings could mean that designers have relied ...
GHMC demolition project to get new machines
GHMC may induct heavy machinery into its demolition project to discourage illegal structures cropping up all over the city.Speaking during a media interaction, Commissioner D. S. Lokesh Kumar said the
Jokowi dreams of AI bureaucracy. But why is his administration waging war on science?
Science is not a religious dogma that is immune to criticism and revisions. However, that is by no means a license to dismiss it just because you dislike its conclusions or find them disturbing or inconvenient.
Texting and driving isn't the only thing rideshare drivers are doing, study says
Texting and driving wasn't the only thing riders reported seeing.
Researchers discover how to improve safety of nuclear power plants
Researchers at Tomsk Polytechnic University found a method to increase fuel lifetimes by 75%. According to the research team, it will significantly increase safety and reduce the operating cost of nuclear ...
Hurricane Dorian Ravaged Bahamas’ Reefs, Researchers Find
The storm’s effects were uneven: About 30 percent of the country’s coral was destroyed, but some reefs appeared to be undamaged.
“Undisturbed for Millions of Years” — Arrokoth -a Mystery Object Beyond Pluto Unveils Origin of Planets
Arrokoth, an object far beyond Pluto, a haunting image reminiscent of a Stone Age carving, has remained undisturbed since it first formed billions of years ago. Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission are providing new insight into how planets and planetesimals – the building blocks of the planets – were formed in a local …
Floating classrooms bring education to flooded communities in Bangladesh
Floating schools are providing much-needed primary education to Bangladeshi children who are cut off from schools during monsoon season.
Five Covid-19 cases in Hospital Klang? Fake news, says Health Ministry (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Health Ministry was forced again to debunk allegations of new coronavirus-positive cases in the country, this time totalling five purportedly at the Klang Hospital. The ministry explained that a video that has been circulating on the internet showing a masked...
Design A Martian City State And You Could Bag Yourself $10,000
Last month, Elon Musk tweeted about SpaceX’s ambitious goal of landing a million people on Mars by 2050. Whilst more thought probably needs to be given to
Scientist suggests damming the North Sea to protect Europe from climate change
A scientist has suggested building a pair of dams to enclose the North Sea and defend northern Europe from rising sea levels.
Off Duty Deputy Prevents Shooting
Off-duty Sheriff's Deputy prevented a potential shooting in the 100 Block of Brandon in Goleta. A fight took place and one person involved had a gun. Sheriff's Office is responding with lights and sirens (Code 3) to the location.
Cats are wearing coronavirus masks in China
Pet owners in China are putting on makeshift masks on their furry friends as the deadly coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage the country.
Fire protection and safety in tunnels: ventilation, fire suppression and fast responses
Dangerous equipment and potentially toxic gases in underground tunnels makes the mining industry particularly susceptible to the risk of workplace fires.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch feels good after record 11 months in space
Christina Koch met with reporters in Houston six days after returning to Earth from the International Space Station. Her 328-day mission — which ended last Thursday — was the longest ever by a woman.
Gilead drug prevents type of coronavirus in monkeys, raising hope for China trials
An experimental Gilead Sciences antiviral drug prevented disease and reduced the severity of symptoms in monkeys infected with Middle East respiratory synd
Oddly shaped celestial body Arrokoth sheds light on planet formation
WASHINGTON, Feb 14 — A vaguely hourglass-shaped icy object called Arrokoth residing in the far reaches of the solar system — the most distant body ever explored by a spacecraft — is giving scientists intriguing clues about the formation of the planets including Earth. Scientists yesterday...
What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?
Weki Meki are shimmering in latest 'Dazzle' teaser images
Weki Meki are shimmering in their latest teaser images for 'Dazzle' .After pairing up in white, the Weki Meki members have taken on a more dazzling c…