Science

Amazon’s latest gadget: a self-driving toy car for coders

Amazon’s latest gadget: a self-driving toy car for coders

Published 29/11/2018

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Self-driving cars, meet Amazon’s self-driving toys. Amazon.com Inc’s cloud unit on Wednesday announced a $399 autonomous toy car, aimed at helping [more…]

Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes

Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes

Published 28/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Furhat tilts his or her head, smiles, exudes empathy and warmth, and encourages us to open up. The robot, a three-dimensional bust [more…]

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Published 03/07/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia’s symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat [more…]

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona federal prison

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona federal prison

Published 10/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor, who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, returns from a break to [more…]

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Published 09/02/2018

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock [more…]

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Published 09/02/2018

An undated picture shows a magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. Doctor David Albertini/University of Edinburgh/Handout via REUTERSLONDON, (Reuters) - [more…]

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Published 08/02/2018

The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is shown in this undated handout photo taken in Brittany, France, released on February 7, 2018. Courtesy Olivier Farcy/Handout [more…]

Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, scientists find

Ancient Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, scientists find

Published 07/02/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - “Cheddar Man”, Britain’s oldest, nearly complete human skeleton, had dark skin, blue eyes and dark curly hair when he lived in what [more…]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster

SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster

Published 06/02/2018

A red Tesla Roadster is seen during preparations to use it as a mock payload for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, in [more…]

Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tail

Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tail

Published 05/02/2018

A Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi, found trapped in a 100 million year old amber from Myanmar, appears in a handout illustration provided on February 5, [more…]