SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
REPURPOSED WASP VENOM COULD LEAD TO NEW ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS
Wasps could aid us in fighting new strains of bacteria.
COUNTRYSIDE BECOMING 'LAWLESS', SAY EXPERS, AS ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CUTS INSPECTIONS BY ONE THIRD
Wildlife and rivers are under threat after the Environment Agency cut pollution inspections by a third in just four years, an investigation has found.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS MAKING SHARKS RIGHT-HANDED
Australian scientists went snorkeling for shark eggs, then incubated those eggs in a special tank designed to simulate the hot, end-of-century temperatures expected to prevail if climate change continues unabated.
CHINA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER LANDER HEADED TO FAR SIDE OF MOON
Destination: a massive crater.
MIT SCIENTISTS USED A BIOLOGICAL VIRUS TO MAKE FASTER COMPUTERS
By putting the viruses to work, we can manufacture certain computer parts without melting them in the process.
FACEBOOK’S OCULUS JUST PATENTED A RETINA-RESOLUTION VR DISPLAY
A high definition display tracks your vision to imitate how eyes focus in real life.
BABOONS WITH PIG HEARTS BRING US CLOSER TO HUMAN-PIG TRANSPLANTS
Four of the animals survived for at least 90 days.
TELESCOPE UPGRADE WILL CREATE THE MOST DETAILED MAP OF THE UNIVERSE EVER
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will soon start to map one-third of the night sky.
A TINY CRUSTACEAN COULD HELP US CREATE BIOFUEL FROM WOOD
One day, wood could power everything from our cars to our airplanes.
THIS “ULTRA-SAFE” AIRCRAFT IS A CROSS BETWEEN A PLANE AND A BLIMP
Move aside, Goodyear.