SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
LIFE EXISTS IN THE DRIEST DESERT ON EARTH. IT COULD EXIST ON MARS, TOO.
In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists often look for liquid water on exoplanets. One new study uses desert life on Earth to show that life could exist in some of the driest conditions on the planet Mars.
MAKING AI MORE SECRET COULD PREVENT US FROM MAKING IT BETTER
A new report from experts in artificial intelligence explores the possibility that limiting knowledge of how AI works could protect us from hackers.
UK WEATHER: MET OFFICE WARNS OF SNOW, STRANDINGS AND MOBILE PHONE OUTAGES AS 'BEAST FROM THE EAST' LOOMS
Britain is braced for four days of widespread snow from Monday which could reach eight inches deep in some areas, the Met Office has warned.
THE CDC HAS REQUESTED A $400-MILLION LAB TO HOUSE DEADLY MICROBES
Only 13 years ago, the CDC build a brand new lab to house the world's deadliest pathogens. Now, they are requesting about $400 million to replace it.
NEW STUDY CHALLENGES PREVIOUS CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WATER ON THE MOON
After finding evidence of water on the Moon, researchers now believe the water is more widespread and reactive than initially thought. A study could impact future lunar missions and allow us to better detect water on exoplanets.
CHILDREN STRUGGLE TO HOLD PENS BECAUSE OF EXCESSIVE USE OF IPADS, CLAIM EXPERTS
Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.
FLU SHOT FACTS & SIDE EFFECTS (UPDATED FOR 2017-2018)
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza.
TO MEASURE THE UNIVERSE’S EXPANSION, WE MIGHT NEED NEW PHYSICS
Studies prove almost unanimously that the universe is, indeed, expanding. However, different measurements of the rate by which it expands consistently yield different results. Could this mean we need new physics to understand what's going on?
SMART GLASSES CAN CONVERT TEXT INTO SOUND FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Japanese company Oton Glass is developing a par of glasses that can convert text into audio. The glasses are meant to help those with visual impairment, and provide them a way to understand the text around them.
USING “NANODROPS” TO REPAIR CORNEAS COULD ULTIMATELY REPLACE GLASSES
Quite a number of people develop nearsightedness or farsightedness during their lifetimes. "Nanodrops," a new eye drop developed by Israeli ophthalmologists, has successfully fixed corneas in pig eyes, and could potentially do the same for people.