More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

Researchers say that the visual world humans perceive is produced by parts of the brain lying outside of the visual cortex, according to a new study published in Current Biology.
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Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

New research from the University of Bristol has found that atmospheric levels of hydrofluorocarbon gas, or HFC-23, have continued to rise despite China and India saying they had stopped emissions.
Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

According to Reuters, the coronavirus death toll has now risen to 18, after the death of an 80-year-old victim in Hebei province.
Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

After surviving a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is now dealing with four different leaks in its walls.
X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

Astronomers have found a novel way to explore the regions around a black hole.In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say that they were able to use x-ray echoes around a black hole to map the celestial body's surroundings.
Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have shut down public transport to stop the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 15,738 pounds of its beef patty products as they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic.
Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.
China's single-use plastic ban explained

China's single-use plastic ban explained

China will be implementing a ban on single-use plastics over the next five years.
China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

A new virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan has made 440 people sick, at least nine of whom have died, as of Wednesday, Reuters reports, citing China's National Health Commission.
Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Cardiff University researchers have identified a mechanism in our immune system that could be utilized to treat most cancers.
Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Ghost nets are commercial fishing nets discarded by fishers or lost in the ocean.The Maui News reports that local authorities are asking for the public's help to recover a very large ghost net floating in Hawaii's near seas.
Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Cases of novel coronavirus infection in China have tripled over the weekend, sparking global concerns about an outbreak.China's state-run Xinhua News reports that there are 218 confirmed cases, mostly in the city of Wuhan.
How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

According to Turkish private jet firm, MNG, two of their aircraft were used to facilitate ex-Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.
How SIM swapping works

How SIM swapping works

SIM swapping occurs when scammers gain access to your sim card number, usually by telling the cell phone service provider that the device has been lost or damaged, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

US-based company Recompose will start the first ever funeral service that turns human bodies into compost soil next year.
Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

CBS News reports that bushfires in Australia are burning so fiercely that they are creating pyrocumulonimbus clouds which are then creating thunderstorms.
Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

New research from the World Wide Fund for Nature and the University of Newcastle, Australia suggests that humans consume roughly 2,000 pieces of microplastics, or five grams of plastic, a week. This is equivalent to eating a credit card a week.
India plans for third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3

India plans for third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3

The Indian Space Research Organization on Tuesday announced plans for a third lunar mission called Chandrayaan-3 and said it is most likely to be launched later this year, according to the Times of India.
A designer has invented 3D printed artificial fruits

A designer has invented 3D printed artificial fruits

An Israel-based designer has invented 3D printed synthetic fruits that are edible and contain essential minerals and vitamins.According to Dezeen, Meydan Levy created five types of artificial "neo fruits.
Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad

Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad

According to CBS News, an estimated 6000 protesters, including Iraqi Shiite militiamen gathered outside the American embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday during a hostile protest.
Taiwan's military chief killed in helicopter crash

Taiwan's military chief killed in helicopter crash

Taiwan's Chief of General Staff, General Shen Yi-ming, was en route to visit troops at a military base in Yilan when the Blackhawk helicopter he was traveling in crashed on Thursday, killing him and seven other officers.
The CDC says Vitamin E additives may be responsible for vaping-related lung injuries

The CDC says Vitamin E additives may be responsible for vaping-related lung injuries

U.S. health officials have linked vitamin E acetate additives to a "vast majority" of vaping illness cases.The CDC made those remarks in a news conference on December 20, citing the latest papers in a series of studies the agency carried out.
U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

The U.S. Congress is demanding an investigation into the Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands, which contains radioactive waste and is being threatened by rising sea levels.The dome was built in the late 1970s during the Cold War era.
The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The North Atlantic Current is a vast flow of warm seawater from the Gulf of Mexico that makes northwestern Europe's mild climate possible.