Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study

Seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients still have viral RNA in fecal matter: new study

Health authorities might be able to detect COVID-19's spread by testing the sewers of a community for the coronavirus's RNA.
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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.
Why you should put the toilet lid down before flushing: study

Why you should put the toilet lid down before flushing: study

Researchers from China's Yangzhou University have used computer simulations to show that water flushed in an uncovered toilet can eject infected aerosol droplets up to three feet, or one meter, in the air, according to a study published on June 16...
Company wants to send tourists into the stratosphere using high-altitude balloon

Company wants to send tourists into the stratosphere using high-altitude balloon

A new company called Space Perspective wants to send tourists and research payloads up into the stratosphere in a pressurized capsule elevated by a large balloon, according to Space.com.
Fossilised egg could be linked to ancient marine peptile

Fossilised egg could be linked to ancient marine peptile

Nine years ago, scientists discovered a 68-million-year-old fossilised egg on Seymour Island in Antarctica. New research published in the journal Nature suggests the egg may have belonged to an ancient marine reptile called a mosasaur.
Chinese warplanes enter Taiwanese airspace for fourth time in nine days

Chinese warplanes enter Taiwanese airspace for fourth time in nine days

Taiwan's air force on Wednesday warned off Chinese warplanes that approached the country, the defense ministry said, reporting the fourth such intrusion in just nine days.
China finds heavy coronavirus contamination at Beijing food market

China finds heavy coronavirus contamination at Beijing food market

China has published the preliminary report on the Xinfadi market, a major food distributor that is linked to Beijing's latest surge in coronavirus cases, according to Reuters.
China-India border clash turns deadly

China-India border clash turns deadly

Indian and Chinese border defense troops had a deadly encounter last Monday that left at least 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, dead, according to the Times of India. The New York Times reports a dozen Indian soldiers remain missing.
More than 600 new cases of coronavirus emerge at German slaughterhouse

More than 600 new cases of coronavirus emerge at German slaughterhouse

Deutsche Welle reports more than 600 people at a slaughterhouse located in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany, have tested positive for coronavirus. The slaughterhouse is run by the Tonnies Group, the leading meat processing company in Germany.
North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ

North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ

North Korea said on June 17 that it will deploy troops to the tourist resort of Mount Kumgang and the city of Kaesong on the border.