Recent drought in the Amazon Basin shuts down carbon sink

A newly research undertaken by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Leeds have shown that the recent large drought in the Amazon Rainforest...

Zika vaccine successfully test on Rhesus monkeys; proceeds to human trials

Three different vaccine platforms have been efficiently tested to protect rhesus monkeys against both Brazilian and Puerto Rican strains of Zika virus, leaving it...

Theresa May postpones Hinkley Point nuclear plant deal

In a surprising turn of events, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided upon further delaying the contractual signing of the Hinkley Point project,...

NASA launch to investigate ‘Armageddon’ asteroid

NASA has warned that a large asteroid dubbed (101995) Bennu could potentially impact the Earth, although it will be hundreds of years before its...

Unusual black hole formed from gas clouds

A potential black hole in the CR7 galaxy has provided possible evidence for the previously theorised scenario of their formation from massive gas clouds...

Dwarf planet discovered beyond Neptune

The solar system’s family of distant dwarf planets has gained an additional member, after astronomers at the Mauna Kea Telescope detected a distant bright...

Signs of huge deposit helium gas discovered in Tanzania

This discovery certainly comes at a welcome time. Although Helium is the second-most common element in the universe, it is a relatively rare substance...

First successful Atlantic crossing by solar-powered aeroplane

The plane Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard made its landing at Seville airport in Spain after its historic 71 hours and 8...

Juno closes in on Jupiter

While the data-gathering Juno will be performing requires an unusually low orbit, this necessity has presented several major technical challenges. The intense power of...

Novel approach turns waste CO2 into stone

Scientists have been investigating methods of reducing the high greenhouse emissions that are adding to the global threat of climate change. On June 10,...