Science

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Published 20/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions [more…]

SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

Published 19/01/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, [more…]

‘Dancing dragon’ shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds

‘Dancing dragon’ shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds

Published 18/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the “dancing dragon” that lived 120 million years ago - an older [more…]

Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone

Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone

Published 15/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan’s coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the watershed evolutionary [more…]

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

Published 14/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the [more…]

Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia

Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia

Published 13/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust [more…]

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single [more…]

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth

Published 11/01/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use for space research and help in [more…]

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) [more…]

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China’s central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member [more…]