Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers have created the first brain to brain interface that can link three people and allow two-way communication using only their mind.
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Japan to develop indigenous next-generation fighter

Japan to develop indigenous next-generation fighter

Japan's Ministry of Defense unveiled a timeline on July 7 for the development of an indigenous next-generation fighter jet to counter China's J-20. The new fighter will replace the Mitsubishi F-2, which is due to be retired in the mid-2030s.
Scientists propose method to discover whether hypothetical planet nine is a black hole

Scientists propose method to discover whether hypothetical planet nine is a black hole

Astronomers from Harvard University have proposed a task for the Legacy Survey of Space and Time, or LSST, mission to determine if the speculated Planet Nine is in fact a primordial black hole.
Alphabet launches internet-streaming balloons for commercial operations in Kenya

Alphabet launches internet-streaming balloons for commercial operations in Kenya

Alphabet Inc has launched stratospheric balloons to broadcast WiFi signals over Kenya in its first-ever commercial operation, according to Project Loon's chief executive officer Alastair Westgarth.
Satellite images reveal North Korea's secret nuclear weapons facility: report

Satellite images reveal North Korea's secret nuclear weapons facility: report

Satellite images suggest North Korea is using an undeclared facility to make or store nuclear weapons, CNN reports, citing images obtained by the channel. The site has been linked previously to North Korea's nuclear program.
Scientists link coronavirus infectivity to cold weather: study

Scientists link coronavirus infectivity to cold weather: study

New research suggests cold temperatures and low humidity may make COVID-19 more infectious. According to the study in Public Health, colder climates could be why countries in higher latitudes have reported more cases of the coronavirus so far.
Coronavirus may cause children brain damage in absence of respiratory symptoms: report

Coronavirus may cause children brain damage in absence of respiratory symptoms: report

Children infected by the coronavirus could suffer brain damage without presenting respiratory symptoms, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.
Mutation may have made the coronavirus more infectious and less deadly: scientists

Mutation may have made the coronavirus more infectious and less deadly: scientists

The coronavirus had bifurcated into G and A viruses when COVID-19 spread to California in March, according to new research published in Cell.
U.S. Navy carriers conduct exercises at South China Sea

U.S. Navy carriers conduct exercises at South China Sea

Two U.S. aircraft carriers conducted drills at the South China Sea in a significant show of force, the U.S. Navy said in a news release. CNN reports that the exercise on July 4 was the first in six years to involve dual U.S.
More realistic 3D-printed steak made using plant-based 'fat, blood and muscle'

More realistic 3D-printed steak made using plant-based 'fat, blood and muscle'

An Israeli start-up claims to have invented the world's first realistic, 3D-printed steak made from non-meat products, according to information provided by the company to Reuters and the Media Line.
Deadly brain-eating amoeba infection confirmed in Florida

Deadly brain-eating amoeba infection confirmed in Florida

Health officials in Florida issued a warning after a person was infected by a rare brain-eating amoeba.
CERN discovers first-ever type of exotic quark particle: study

CERN discovers first-ever type of exotic quark particle: study

A team of scientists made the first-ever sighting of an exotic particle by using the Large Hadron Collider at Europe's CERN. According to the study in the Arxiv preprint server, the particle is made of two charm quarks and two charm antiquarks.
WHO is downplaying risks of coronavirus airborne transmission: scientists

WHO is downplaying risks of coronavirus airborne transmission: scientists

Some 239 scientists in 32 countries say the coronavirus is an airborne disease that can linger in tiny droplets to infect people indoors, according to a report dated July 4 in the New York Times.
'Lost Continent' of Zealandia revealed in new maps

'Lost Continent' of Zealandia revealed in new maps

The hidden continent of Zealandia has fascinated scientists ever since the mid-1990s.
New study supports asteroid theory of dinosaur extinction: UK scientists

New study supports asteroid theory of dinosaur extinction: UK scientists

Asteroid impact gets sole credit for wiping out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, according to new research. Scientists from the UK say the 10-km wide asteroid that made the Chicxulub crater caused dinosaur extinction without help from volcanoes.
Explainer: What is Remesivir and how does it treat COVID-19

Explainer: What is Remesivir and how does it treat COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is an RNA virus. This means the coronavirus uses nucleosides as the building blocks of its genetic material, according to University of Maryland, Baltimore County biochemist Katherine Seley-Radtke.
Hong Kong: China passes controversial security law

Hong Kong: China passes controversial security law

Beijing has passed a new national security law on Tuesday. The controversial law grants the government sweeping powers that critics fear will be used to quash Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy.
NASA proposes steam-powered hopping robot for missions to the solar system's icy moons

NASA proposes steam-powered hopping robot for missions to the solar system's icy moons

NASA says it might use a steam-powered hopping robot to explore the icy terrain of Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Explainer: July 4 Lunar Eclipse

Explainer: July 4 Lunar Eclipse

A penumbral eclipse will occur over the Americas between July 4 and July 5, according to NASA. Penumbral eclipses occur when the Moon moves across the Earth's lesser shadow, or the penumbra.EarthSky.
New swine flu-related virus may potentially cause another pandemic: Chinese experts

New swine flu-related virus may potentially cause another pandemic: Chinese experts

Scientists from China have found a virus with "pandemic potential" that is related to the swine flu, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new virus is dubbed EA H1N1 G4.
Volcanic eruption in Alaska may have helped end the Roman Republic: study

Volcanic eruption in Alaska may have helped end the Roman Republic: study

According to new research, a powerful volcanic eruption in modern-day Alaska around 44 B.C. may have contributed to the Roman Republic's downfall on the other side of the globe.
New study suggests Pluto started out with a liquid ocean

New study suggests Pluto started out with a liquid ocean

New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests Pluto started out with a subsurface ocean that has been slowly freezing over time.
Astronomers find youngest known magnetar

Astronomers find youngest known magnetar

Astronomers at NASA and the ESA have discovered a neutron star that is the youngest known magnetar ever recorded.Swift J1818.0−1607 was born in a supernova that would have been visible from Earth 240 years ago.
Scientists claim they can see how the brain express loneliness: report

Scientists claim they can see how the brain express loneliness: report

Lonely people develop neural patterns in their brains that are distinct from the patterns of sociable people, according to new research.
CERN approves proposal for €21 billion successor to Large Hadron Collider

CERN approves proposal for €21 billion successor to Large Hadron Collider

The CERN Council in Geneva on June 19 approved the construction of a new 100-kilometer circular supercollider called the Future Circular Collider.This new collider is 73 kilometers larger than the Large Hadron Collider.