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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists discover fish parasites that do not breathe: study

Scientists discover fish parasites that do not breathe: study

The Henneguya salminicola is a species of parasitic blob that lives inside and feeds on the flesh of fish.
U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

U.S. Navy announces first operational laser to arm destroyers

The U.S. Navy has put its first laser-equipped destroyer to sea. In a news release dated Feb. 20, Sea Systems Command says the Optical Dazzling Interdictor Navy, or ODIN, is designed to help ships counter enemy surveillance drones.
Misleading recycling labels found on plastic products: Greenpeace

Misleading recycling labels found on plastic products: Greenpeace

A new report by Greenpeace published on February 18 has found that several companies in the U.S. are misleading consumers by adding incorrect recycling labels onto their plastic products.
North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions. In a published report, analysts at Record Future say the regime is investing in high end machines for mining Monero and the activity has increased tenfold since May 2019.
Large number of blue whales found in South Georgia waters

Large number of blue whales found in South Georgia waters

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have found an increase of blue whales around the island of South Georgia near Antarctica.
Two killed after Australia train derails

Two killed after Australia train derails

An Australian XPT train travelling from Sidney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday, February 20, resulting in the deaths of the train driver and co-driver. Citing Australian officials, the BBC reports that 153 passengers were on board at the time.
Increased methane emissions linked to fossil fuel usage: Study

Increased methane emissions linked to fossil fuel usage: Study

A new study published by the University of Rochester in Nature magazine has found that human activity has been contributing significantly to the rise of methane emissions via the use of fossil fuels.
Scientists advance new theory of Earth's formation

Scientists advance new theory of Earth's formation

Scientists say the early Solar System's cosmic dust gave rise to primitive Earth over just five million years. If the Solar System's existence is compressed into 24 hours, then the proto-Earth's creation did not take more than a minute.
Space time ripples may have clues to universe creation

Space time ripples may have clues to universe creation

Scientists may have figured out why matter outnumbers antimatter in our universe.According to the researchers, had the two substances been created in equal amounts, they would have annihilated one another and the universe would not have existed.
Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware

Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware

Google has removed hundreds of extensions for their internet browser Chrome after they were found to have malware.
Largest Chinese COVID-19 study suggests elderly, sick most at risk

Largest Chinese COVID-19 study suggests elderly, sick most at risk

Chinese authorities have published a study of COVID-19 patients across China – the largest one done on the disease so far.According to data released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 80.
Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study

Coral reefs may lose almost all habitats by 2020: study

A new study presented to the American Geophysicists Union says that climate warming and rising acidity will kill off nearly all coral reef habitats by 2100.Warming and rising acidity bleach coral reefs by making corals eject their symbiotic algae.
MasterCard pushes for commuter biometrics at public transit systems

MasterCard pushes for commuter biometrics at public transit systems

Market Watch reports CCTV and gait analysis may come to US public transit to allow commuters to pay without using cards or passes, citing MasterCard officials working on biometric technologies with transport firms.
Swiss manufacturer to offer 3D printed chocolates

Swiss manufacturer to offer 3D printed chocolates

Barry Callebaut, a Swiss-based chocolate manufacturer, has announced that it will start producing 3D printed chocolate at scale in its new studio called Mona Lisa.
Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers

Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers

A new report by cyber security firm ClearSky has found that hackers backed by the Iranian government have been exploiting bugs in corporate VPN servers.
The Sun will someday destroy the asteroid belt before it dies

The Sun will someday destroy the asteroid belt before it dies

Billions of years from now, the Sun will exhaust its hydrogen fuel and enter what astronomers call the 'giant branch' phase. The Sun will grow bigger by hundreds of times, while its luminance and radiation output increase by thousands of times.
January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover reusable rocket

SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover reusable rocket

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites with a Falcon 9 rocket. Space.com reports that the mission lifted off at an airbase in Florida at 10:05 a.m. on Friday.