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...
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Great Barrier Reef enters 'critical time'

Great Barrier Reef enters 'critical time'

Hot weather over the coming weeks could see the Great Barrier Reef enter a period of dangerous coral bleaching, reports Vice.com.Citing international marine experts, Phys.
NASA finds possible clue for life on early Mars

NASA finds possible clue for life on early Mars

In a study published in Astrobiology, astrobiologists at Washington State University and Technische Universitat in Berlin, say NASA's Curiosity rover found organic compounds called thiophenes in soil samples that may have been produced by bacteria.
NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year

NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year

Starting early this month, Voyager 2 will stop receiving commands from NASA, the space agency announced in a news release on March 5.
Study reveals how COVID-19 infects human cells

Study reveals how COVID-19 infects human cells

Researchers from China have used cryo-electron microscopy to show how SARS-CoV-2 infects humans. The study published in Science says the virus targets a type of receptor found on human cells in the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines.
Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10

Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10

Scores of people under coronavirus quarantine in Quanzhou, China were trapped over the weekend after the hotel they were in suddenly collapsed, reports the South China Morning Post.
Scientists are building a wormhole tunnel analogue in quantum circuits

Scientists are building a wormhole tunnel analogue in quantum circuits

Scientists have proposed to build a functional wormhole tunnel by simulating quantum entangled black holes in a lab. Quanta Magazine reports the linked black holes are theoretically able to teleport quantum information via the tunnel.
1.5 billion-year-old Earth was all water, no continents

1.5 billion-year-old Earth was all water, no continents

New evidence from Iowa State University and the University of Colorado suggests that 1.5 billion years ago, the planet was covered by a vast ocean and had no continents.
Futuristic new bridge unfolds like an umbrella

Futuristic new bridge unfolds like an umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a futuristic bridge-building technique that allows the structure to unfold like an umbrella to the length of its span.
How airlines are disinfecting airplanes amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

How airlines are disinfecting airplanes amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, major airlines are taking preventative measures to ensure their airplanes are as clean as possible.
Galactic collision may have given rise to Milky Way's warped shape

Galactic collision may have given rise to Milky Way's warped shape

The European Space Agency's space observatory Gaia may have found an explanation for the warped shape of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is bent into an S shape. This warp rotates with the galaxy's stars instead of standing still.
NASA X-ray telescope detects biggest ever space explosion: study

NASA X-ray telescope detects biggest ever space explosion: study

Astronomers say they caught a glimpse of the biggest explosion in the cosmos ever observed by X-ray and radio telescopes.
DNA discovered in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils

DNA discovered in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils

Researchers have discovered DNA inside 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils, according to the National Science Review.According to the Science China Press writing on Phys.org, scientists from the U.S.
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus explained

Symptoms of the novel coronavirus explained

Here's a list of symptoms of the virus and precautions people can take in order to better protect themselves as the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world.
New luxury superyacht designed using ESA space mission techniques

New luxury superyacht designed using ESA space mission techniques

Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has designed the superyacht Sea Eagle II using the same engineering techniques typically reserved for space missions for the European Space Agency.
Chang'e 4 probe reveals what's underneath the far side of the moon

Chang'e 4 probe reveals what's underneath the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e 4 lunar mission has provided a glimpse into what lies beneath the far side of the moon.On January 3, 2019, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe landed on the floor of the Von Karman crater, on the moon's south pole.
'Doomsday vault' receives its largest ever deposit of seeds

'Doomsday vault' receives its largest ever deposit of seeds

The Svalbard[c] Global Seed Vault is a repository that houses a collection of seeds from around the world in order to safeguard plant genealogy amid the growing threat of climate change.
Antarctic research center begins construction

Antarctic research center begins construction

A British architectural firm has designed a research center called the Discovery Building for the British Arctic Survey research team in Antarctica. Construction began on January 30, 2020.
Astronomers say they might have found a new 'minimoon' orbiting Earth

Astronomers say they might have found a new 'minimoon' orbiting Earth

The Earth's busy orbit is occupied by space junk, nearly 5,000 artificial satellites, the Moon and now a possible temporary resident 'minimoon' called 2020 CD3.
Coronaviruses adapted to transmit across mammalian species: expert

Coronaviruses adapted to transmit across mammalian species: expert

The WHO reports the COVID-19 outbreak as of February 25 has infected 80,000 people and resulted in about 2,700 deaths, mostly in China's Hubei.Writing in a column for Quanta Magazine, U.S. epidemiologist Tara C.
South Korean COVID-19 infections linked to secretive religious cult

South Korean COVID-19 infections linked to secretive religious cult

Coronavirus infection cases have surged in South Korea, with more than half linked to a religious cult whose secretive nature is said to have helped the virus spread undetected.
Japan plans 2024 space mission to visit Mars' moons: report

Japan plans 2024 space mission to visit Mars' moons: report

Japan is set to launch a robotic mission to the Martian system in 2024. The MIT Technology Review reports the mission will visit Phobos and Deimos, and recover dust samples from the former Martian moon, citing Japan's space agency JAXA.
Wildlife consumption banned in China

Wildlife consumption banned in China

China announced on Monday that the country has banned the consumption and trade of wildlife with immediate effect amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Hunting or transporting wild animals for eating purposes will also be prohibited under the ban.
WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that the world should prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic.
Archeologists complete first ever LIDAR survey of ancient Mayan highway

Archeologists complete first ever LIDAR survey of ancient Mayan highway

Archeologists have used laser scanning to chart an ancient 100 km long Mayan highway built 13 centuries ago. They say Coba, a powerful city-state, may have built the road to invade its neighbor Yaxuna.