Pluto's underground ocean kept from freezing by gas layer

Pluto's underground ocean kept from freezing by gas layer

New research provides evidence of an ocean buried in Pluto that's kept from freezing by an insulating layer.
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Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Researchers aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden as part of the Northwest Passage Project, an 18-day expedition through the Northwest Passage, have found microplastics polluting ice from the Arctic Ocean.
Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has launched the second version of its cleanup system.
A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A cosmic collision between Jupiter and a protoplanet billions of years ago could explain the unexpected readings from NASA's Juno space probe.
The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

Researchers have long wondered what really happened to Amelia Earhart, the first ever female aviator to fly solo.
Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Climate change and warming waters have caused the mass deaths of salmon in some parts of Alaska.
Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

New radio waves from outer space have been detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment radio telescope, also known as CHIME.The findings were submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Swedish scientists have discovered a new organ under the skin that helps process certain kinds of pain.According to National Geographic, mechanical pain was typically thought to be perceived through sensitive nerve cell endings in the epidermis.
Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

A university of Adelaide-led research team has created a carbon nanotube that could help fight microplastic pollution in our oceans.
How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

Several dogs have become fatally ill after swimming in lakes and ponds and ingesting water contaminated with toxic algae.
How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

As the Chinese government continues to strongly criticize the now months-long protests in Hong Kong, many wonder what Beijing will do to quiet the dissent.
Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists may have unearthed evidence to confirm the Biblical account of Jerusalem's destruction by the Babylonians.
Banana plantations in Colombia threatened by deadly fungus

Banana plantations in Colombia threatened by deadly fungus

Officials from the Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Authority have confirmed that the tropical race 4 fungus has spread to the country's Cavendish banana plantations.Cavendish bananas dominate the global export market.
Eco-friendly park with 'solar trees' planned for Ho Chi Minh City

Eco-friendly park with 'solar trees' planned for Ho Chi Minh City

Australian architectural firms LAVA Architects and Aspect Studios have partnered together and won a competition to design Ho Chi Minh City's new sustainable Central Park.
End of El Nino could bring active Atlantic hurricane season

End of El Nino could bring active Atlantic hurricane season

The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2019 have increased now that El Nino is over.
Study finds increased toxic mercury levels in tuna and cod

Study finds increased toxic mercury levels in tuna and cod

New research has linked an increase of toxic mercury in marine life to global warming and overfishing.Research by Harvard scientists analyzed data from the Gulf of Maine in the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists develop vaccine to help stop cat allergies

Scientists develop vaccine to help stop cat allergies

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a vaccine that can help stop people from having allergic reactions to cats.
Tardigrades may be alive on moon following Beresheet crash landing

Tardigrades may be alive on moon following Beresheet crash landing

The moon may now be home to Earth's most resilient organisms.CNN reports that thousands of micro creatures called tardigrades were onboard Israel's Beresheet spacecraft when it crash landed on the moon in April.
Chinese classrooms using brain-scanning headbands to measure students' focus

Chinese classrooms using brain-scanning headbands to measure students' focus

Chinese schools are using U.S.- based startup company BrainCo's brain-scanning headbands to measure students' attention spans, the South China Morning Post reports.
Europe launches laser satellite to space

Europe launches laser satellite to space

The European Space Agency and Airbus have launched their second space laser satellite, the EDRS-C. It was sent into space on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou in French Guiana on Aug 6.
North Korea stole US$2 billion in cyberattacks, UN report finds

North Korea stole US$2 billion in cyberattacks, UN report finds

North Korea has conducted cyberattacks to steal an estimated US$2 billion to fund its nuclear weapons program, Reuters reports, citing a confidential U.N. report.
U.S. planning to build new naval base in Australia

U.S. planning to build new naval base in Australia

The United States could be putting up a new military port in Australia.According to Reuters, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Tuesday that the U.S. Navy plans to build military infrastructure in the country, once Congress approves $211.
Philippines declares national dengue epidemic

Philippines declares national dengue epidemic

Dengue is now a national epidemic in the Philippines. According to the Philippine News Agency, health authorities declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday, after more than 100,000 cases from January to July this year, and 622 deaths.
China building powerful laser radar to research the atmosphere

China building powerful laser radar to research the atmosphere

China is building a powerful laser radar facility to help researchers study atmospheric particles that protect against cosmic rays and solar winds.
Cross-border cable car planned for Russia and China

Cross-border cable car planned for Russia and China

Dutch architectural firm UNStudio has been chosen to design a cable car terminal in Russia that will connect the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to the Chinese city of Heihe.