Scientists find universe's earliest molecule

Scientists find universe's earliest molecule

NASA has detected the first-ever molecule that formed in the universe, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
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Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole at bay

Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole at bay

A magnetic field at the center of our galaxy may be keeping a supermassive black hole at bay.
F-35 fighter jets suffering from multiple issues, report finds

F-35 fighter jets suffering from multiple issues, report finds

American F-35 fighter jets currently have 13 deficiencies including loss of flight control in certain cases, according to documents acquired by Defense News.
US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

The U.S. government reckons Iran is responsible for two suspected oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman this week, the BBC reports.
NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA is readying for a mission that will launch in 2022 to explore the metal asteroid Psyche.
Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

The city of Paris has announced plans to revamp the area around the Eiffel Tower and turn it into a pedestrian-friendly garden.The 72 million euro project was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter + Bowman, according to the Guardian.
Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.
Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

The Gulf of Mexico could have a dead zone almost 8,000 square miles in size due to this year's record-breaking rainfall in the American Midwest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook is partnering up with Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, to build a massive solar farm in Texas. Called The Prospero Solar project, the Associated Press reports, the farm will occupy 18 square kilometers.
Bees build nests from plastic

Bees build nests from plastic

New research from Argentina's National Agricultural Technology Institute shows that solitary bees are making nests out of plastic packaging.Scientists set up 63 trap nests around crop fields for the wild bees between 2017 and 2018.
Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Bloomberg reports that according to NASA, the total solar eclipse on July 2 will start off the coast of New Zealand, and reach its peak 1,000 kilometers north of Easter Island, lasting four minutes and 33 seconds.
NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA will be opening the International Space Station to commercial ventures, including space tourism.According to the BBC, starting in 2020, there will be two private space missions per year, each for stays of up to 30 days.
Turning plastic into usable fuel

Turning plastic into usable fuel

Renewlogy, a private waste management company, has found a way to turn plastic into fuel.The company is able to process around 10 tons of plastic waste on a daily basis to convert into fuel, according to Renewlogy's website.
Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday that she has no plans to withdraw a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests against it.
Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

A U.S. military official says building on Chinese-claimed islands has been slowing, likely because they have been developed to the point where they can provide the military capability required by the Chinese.
New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

Astronomers have discovered a Neptune-like exoplanet called NGTS-4b in the Neptunian Desert region of a star, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

The Ebola epidemic has already killed 1,200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently at risk of spreading to nearby countries, according to the World Health Organization.According to the U.S.
iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent

iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent

A privacy test conducted by Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has found that popular iPhone apps are using trackers and sharing user data, sometimes including sensitive information like email, phone number, location, and IP address.
Mount Everest death toll rises to 11

Mount Everest death toll rises to 11

An American lawyer died Monday while descending Mount Everest, marking the 11th death so far this year.Another American, three Indians, two British, and two Irish climbers died while climbing the Nepali side of the summit.
Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria

Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria

Scientists have found tiny microbes that are able to break down plastic waste found in the ocean, according to a study published in Science Magazine.The bacteria has been named Ideonella Sakaiensis.
McDonald's creates McHives to raise decreasing bee population awareness

McDonald's creates McHives to raise decreasing bee population awareness

As part of a country-wide push to raise sustainability awareness in Sweden, various McDonald's franchises are installing bee hives called McHives on their rooftops. According to Greenpeace, honey bees perform 80 percent of all pollination.
Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

Mobile networks around the globe have suspended orders of Huawei smartphones after US president Donald Trump added the Chinese company to an export blacklist, CNN reports.
Increase of CFC emissions linked to China, study finds

Increase of CFC emissions linked to China, study finds

CFC-11, a potent greenhouse gas and one of the main culprits in depleting the ozone layer, was set to be phased out by 2010.But starting in 2012 scientists noticed a considerable slowdown in the decline of global concentrations of CFCs.
U.S. Postal Service to test mail delivery using autonomous trucks

U.S. Postal Service to test mail delivery using autonomous trucks

The U.S. Postal Service has started testing self-driving trucks to transport mail across three states.
SpaceX all set to launch 60 'Starlink' satellites into space

SpaceX all set to launch 60 'Starlink' satellites into space

SpaceX is set to launch 60 "Starlink" satellites that would provide broadband internet services and orbit around Earth, according to Space.com.The satellites will be launched on Thursday via the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida.