Science

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Elizabeth I revealed as the translator of Tacitus into English

Elizabeth I revealed as the translator of Tacitus into English

Published 29/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Elizabeth I, one of England’s best-loved monarchs, has been revealed to be the translator behind an English version of an ancient text [more…]

With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale’s heart rate

With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale’s heart rate

Published 28/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time [more…]

Study reveals music’s universal patterns across societies worldwide

Study reveals music’s universal patterns across societies worldwide

Published 21/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From love songs to dance tunes to lullabies, music made in disparate cultures worldwide displays certain universal patterns, according to a study [more…]

Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday

Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday

Published 21/11/2019

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet [more…]

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Published 20/11/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture [more…]

Miniature Bronte manuscript returns to author’s childhood home

Miniature Bronte manuscript returns to author’s childhood home

Published 19/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A miniature manuscript written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is returning to her childhood home in West Yorkshire after it was bought [more…]

‘Possibility of life’: scientists map Saturn’s exotic moon Titan

‘Possibility of life’: scientists map Saturn’s exotic moon Titan

Published 18/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material [more…]

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Published 18/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been [more…]

Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit

Published 18/11/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was launched into space in August, has completed its in-orbit testing [more…]