Science

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON/BERLIN/MILAN (Reuters) - It’s tough to do any useful work when you’re stuck at home, struggling to home-school bickering kids, let alone when you’re trying [more…]

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling [more…]

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Published 04/07/2020

(Reuters) - A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the [more…]

Prehistoric ochre mining operation found in submerged Mexican caves

Prehistoric ochre mining operation found in submerged Mexican caves

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers diving into dark submerged caves on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have found evidence of an ambitious mining operation starting 12,000 years ago [more…]

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

Published 02/07/2020

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour [more…]

Blood cell damage may explain low oxygen levels- two vaccines show promise in early testing

Blood cell damage may explain low oxygen levels- two vaccines show promise in early testing

Published 02/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

Published 01/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rocky planet 39 times as massive as Earth has been spotted orbiting a distant star at breakneck speed, with astronomers concluding [more…]

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases [more…]

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs to see the legislation China passed regarding Hong Kong to determine whether it has breached the joint declaration and [more…]

Tentacles on cells may help virus spread to other cells- risk not significantly higher in people with HIV

Tentacles on cells may help virus spread to other cells- risk not significantly higher in people with HIV

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]