Category: Science

Arctic warming

Arctic warming four times faster than rest of Earth, study warns

The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the planet over the last 40 years, according to research published on Aug 11 that suggests climate models...

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Scientists discover molecules that can repair damaged cells, reverse ageing

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem say they found a group of molecules that repair damaged cells which degenerate over time. The discovery is also...

China temperature

China warns that its temperatures are rising faster than global average

Story by AFP China’s largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan kicked off on August 4, in a show of force straddling vital international shipping lanes after a...

natural disasters

Natural disaster losses hit $72 bn in first half 2022: report

Total economic losses caused by natural disasters hit an estimated $72 billion in the first half of 2022, fuelled by storms and floods, Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re...

China space travel

Space travel possible for public with China space tourism programme

A Chinese space tech company said on July 13 it had signed a cooperation agreement with the country’s largest state-owned travel corporation, the latest sign that...

dinosaur auction

76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

The fossilized skeleton of a T. rex relative that roamed the earth about 76 million years ago will be auctioned in New York this month, Sotheby’s announced Tuesday....

human ancestors

Early human ancestors one million years older than thought

Story by AFP The fossils of our earliest ancestors found in South Africa are a million years older than previously thought, meaning they walked the Earth around the same...

Octopus human brain

Octopus and human brain have same ‘jumping genes’: study

Two species of octopuses — octopus vulgaris, the common octopus, and octopus bimaculoides, the Californian octopus — have the same molecular analogy as the human...

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Scientists map brain network linked to addiction

Story by AFP Researchers said on June 13 they had mapped the network in the brain linked to addiction by studying long-time smokers who abruptly quit after suffering...

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Is artificial intelligence the future of art?

Story by AFP To many they are art’s next big thing — digital images of jellyfish pulsing and blurring in a dark pink sea, or dozens of butterflies fusing...