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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 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.
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.
Children infected by the coronavirus could suffer brain damage without presenting respiratory symptoms, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.
The coronavirus had bifurcated into G and A viruses when COVID-19 spread to California in March, according to new research published in Cell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 says it might use a steam-powered hopping robot to explore the icy terrain of Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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.
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.
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 research published in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests Pluto started out with a subsurface ocean that has been slowly freezing over time.
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.
Lonely people develop neural patterns in their brains that are distinct from the patterns of sociable people, according to new research.
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.
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...
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.