Germany mulls mass testing for coronavirus immunity: report
Scientists in Germany are preparing to carry out a test to find out who has already developed antibodies to fight off the novel coronavirus. The results could help life in Germany to get back to normal.
Australia: Bushfire crisis triggers mass protests
Thousands of protesters have blocked the main streets of major cities across the country. Climate scientists have warned the frequency and intensity of bushfires will worsen as Australia becomes hotter and drier.
Scientists successfully train rats to drive tiny cars
Scientists at the University of Richmond have successfully trained rats to drive tiny cars in exchange for tasty bits of cereal, and found that learning the task lowered their stress levels. The study not only advances our understanding of how sophisticated rat brains are, but could one day help in developing new non-pharmaceutical forms of treatment for mental illness.
Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons in solar system
Scientists have spotted 20 small moons orbiting Saturn, pipping Jupiter as the planet with the most moons in the solar system — but there may be more moons that are yet to be discovered.
These scientists are trying to build powerful computers inspired by our brains
Our brain has 86 million neurons, connected by 3 million kilometers of nerve fibers and The Human Brain Project is mapping it all. One of the key applications is neuromorphic computing - computers inspired by brain architecture.
Scientists are racing to eliminate the world's fastest spreading tropical disease
Dengue is the fastest spreading tropical disease, with 40% of the world’s population is currently at risk. Transmitted by mosquitoes, so far there’s been little progress in fighting back. One organization is using a naturally occurring bacteria to inoculate mosquitoes and has plans to eradicate the disease.
Scientists unveil 'complete' skull of key human ancestor
A renowned Ethiopian paleoanthropologist has called the finding a "game changer." Scientists believe the finding could close the gap between the oldest human ancestors and the species famously represented by Lucy.
Ebola becomes curable
An end of the Ebola Virus might have come as scientists are confirming reduced death rate after trial of two of four proposed drugs on patients in badly affected areas of DR Congo.
June 2019 broke global heat record: US agency
A US scientific agency has reported record-breaking temperatures in several regions across the globe, including Europe. Scientists have warned of the destabilizing effect of carbon emissions on Earth's climate.