Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

German aviation startup company Volocopter is collaborating with British drone infrastructure and deliveries company Skyports to build the VoloPort, an electric station for flying taxis.
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Voyagers' readings yield new clues about the solar system's structure

Voyagers' readings yield new clues about the solar system's structure

The latest data sent from Voyager 2 brought new insight and questions about the boundary region where the sun's influence ends and interstellar space begins.
App developers had improper access to user data on Facebook

App developers had improper access to user data on Facebook

Facebook says roughly 100 app developers had improper access to user data from video streaming apps and social media management apps through admins that authorized the apps' access to Facebook groups.
Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a declaration stating planet Earth is facing a climate emergency, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience.
Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

According to the Washington Post, the new border wall President Trump is building features steel and concrete bollards up to 30 feet tall, and concrete foundation that deters tunneling.U.S.
Woman's eye infected with rare parasitic eye worm

Woman's eye infected with rare parasitic eye worm

A 68-year-old woman in California is the second human to be infected with parasitic eye worms typically found in cattle, as scientists warn that it may be an emerging zoonotic disease in the U.S.
Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Researchers found at least 13 prehistoric shark teeth during a diving expedition in the Xoc cenote, a flooded cave in the Mexican city of Merida.
Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers have created the first brain to brain interface that can link three people and allow two-way communication using only their mind.
New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi is set to combat toxic smog in the city by banning cars with odd and even number plates on alternating days starting from November 4 to November 15. Those who ignore the order will be fined 4,000 rupees, or roughly US$56, BBC News reports.
China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China discarded 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018.In a briefing on October 29, China's environmental ministry said that this is a 27 percent increase from 2017 and the highest level in at least a decade.
A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

Mark Schipp, vice president of the World Organization for Animal Health, stated in a press conference on October 31 that roughly a quarter of the pig population worldwide is expected to die off as a result of the spread of African swine fever.
Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Scientists have found that measles is a lot more devastating to the immune system than previously thought.The Guardian reports that the body has two key lines of immune response in dealing with viruses.
NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA has commissioned Southwest Research Institute to study the possibility and the cost of a long-term Pluto orbiter mission.
At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

Researchers at cybersecurity firms Malwarebytes and Symantec have uncovered an Android trojan called xHelper that is able to reinstall itself even after users have uninstalled it.
Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Frozen plant species buried with Otzi the Iceman has allowed scientists to trace the unusual route he took before his death.Otzi the Iceman was a hunter who died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.
New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays may increase biodiversity of the gut microbiome in humans.
Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that modern humans descended from the region south of the Zambezi River, spanning northern Botswana into parts of Namibia and Zimbabwe, in southern Africa.
Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

New research has found that rising sea levels will be more of a threat to the world's coastal cities than previously thought.
ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, spokesman al-Muhajir slain after U.S. raids in Syria

ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, spokesman al-Muhajir slain after U.S. raids in Syria

The Guardian reports that on Saturday, eight helicopters flew from an airbase in Iraq to ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in the Syrian village of Barisha.At the compound, troops breached a wall to gain entry into the building.
NASA to deploy VIPER rover to search for water ice on the moon

NASA to deploy VIPER rover to search for water ice on the moon

NASA plans to send a robotic rover to search for water ice at the moon's South Pole in 2022, according to an October 25 news release published on NASA's website.
New Ocean Cleanup system targets plastic pollution in rivers

New Ocean Cleanup system targets plastic pollution in rivers

Nonprofit environmental organization the Ocean Cleanup is now tackling the problem of plastic pollution in oceans by collecting plastic waste directly from rivers before it gets to the oceans with its new system, the Interceptor, according to a ne...
Tesla begins production of its Model 3 cars in China

Tesla begins production of its Model 3 cars in China

Tesla has begun a trial production of its Model 3 cars in its new Gigafactory in Shanghai this month.
ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi dead after a U.S. raid in Syria

ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi dead after a U.S. raid in Syria

President Trump announced on Sunday that the U.S. has brought the fugitive leader of the Islamic State to justice in a "dangerous and daring" night time raid.CNN reports that according to Trump, eight helicopters carrying U.S.
Google's super computer achieves 'quantum supremacy'

Google's super computer achieves 'quantum supremacy'

New research by Google has shown that its Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a target computation in 200 seconds.
NASA's TESS satellite to search for alien life on exoplanets

NASA's TESS satellite to search for alien life on exoplanets

NASA and Breakthrough Initiatives will collaborate to search for intelligent alien life, according to an October 23 press release from Breakthrough Initiatives.