Scientists have mapped a fifth of Earth's ocean floor, here's how it may help in understanding climate change
Scientists have mapped a fifth of Earth's ocean floor, here's how it may help in understanding climate change

Mapping the seafloor has applications that stretch far beyond avoiding accidents, from understanding tsunamis to the management of fisheries

Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection,  recalled after CDC warning
Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection, recalled after CDC warning

The culprit behind the infection is cyclospora, a parasite that causes intestinal diseases - mainly diarrhea

Saturn's moon Titan has volcanic craters similar to Earth indicating it has potential for life, says study
Saturn's moon Titan has volcanic craters similar to Earth indicating it has potential for life, says study

Earth and Saturn's moon Titan share many features, including rivers, winds, clouds, and landforms. The new discovery of craters from volcanic activity adds to this list

Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark
Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the rise in infections could not only be due to premature reopening but also because people chose not to safety guidelines

Scientists may have detected light from a violent merger of two black holes for the first time
Scientists may have detected light from a violent merger of two black holes for the first time

Until now, scientists have detected mergers indirectly through gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time -- which are released during a violent collision between two circling black holes

Antarctica's Adélie penguins 'happier with less sea ice' as they hunt and breed better, scientists reveal
Antarctica's Adélie penguins 'happier with less sea ice' as they hunt and breed better, scientists reveal

Over the next few years, Antarctica is expected to lose more of its sea ice, enabling the population to flourish, say scientists

Is Jupiter's moon Europa habitable? Its interior ocean might be able to sustain life, say NASA scientists
Is Jupiter's moon Europa habitable? Its interior ocean might be able to sustain life, say NASA scientists

According to NASA scientists, the moon may have generated enough heat to prevent the water beneath its surface from freezing

Russian startup to build satellites to capture space junk posing threat to satellites and spacecraft
Russian startup to build satellites to capture space junk posing threat to satellites and spacecraft

The Earth's orbit has over 5,000 satellites, of which only about 2,600 are working

Virgin Galactic inks deal with NASA to carry space enthusiasts and private astronauts to ISS
Virgin Galactic inks deal with NASA to carry space enthusiasts and private astronauts to ISS

The deal opens up opportunities for the British-based company to identify interested passengers and train them. They will also transport passengers aboard a private spacecraft

NASA readies helicopter to fly on another planet for the first time and give 'bird's-eye view' of Mars
NASA readies helicopter to fly on another planet for the first time and give 'bird's-eye view' of Mars

The helicopter named Ingenuity is a part of the Mars 2020 mission. It will hitch a ride with the Perseverance, a robot that will hunt for past life

Trump administration will no longer regulate chemical found in drinking water and linked to fetal brain damage
Trump administration will no longer regulate chemical found in drinking water and linked to fetal brain damage

Perchlorate is an industrial chemical found in rocket propellants, explosives, fireworks, and road flares and which leaches into the water from contaminated soils

Extraterrestrial Footprints: NASA funds alien search through 'technosignatures' like pollution and solar panels
Extraterrestrial Footprints: NASA funds alien search through 'technosignatures' like pollution and solar panels

Technosignatures are signatures of advanced alien technologies similar to, or perhaps more sophisticated than, what we possess, explain researchers

Comet Neowise may light up skies in July enabling skygazers to watch spectacle with naked eyes, predict experts
Comet Neowise may light up skies in July enabling skygazers to watch spectacle with naked eyes, predict experts

Countries in the Northern hemisphere may be able to spot it in the evening sky in mid-July, predicts an astronomer

Giant dust storm from Africa's Sahara Desert set to arrive in the US and temporarily suppress hurricane season
Giant dust storm from Africa's Sahara Desert set to arrive in the US and temporarily suppress hurricane season

The Saharan dust is so thick coming off western Africa that it looks like the desert continues over the ocean in places, an expert said

Milky Way may be home to six billion Earth-like planets, predict scientists
Milky Way may be home to six billion Earth-like planets, predict scientists

Our Milky Way has as many as 400 billion stars, with seven percent of them being G-type. That means less than six billion stars may have Earth-like planets in our Galaxy, as per a study

Jaguar poaching has increased 200-fold in the last 5 years, study shows as Chinese demands for big cats rises
Jaguar poaching has increased 200-fold in the last 5 years, study shows as Chinese demands for big cats rises

These animals appear to be replacing tigers, whose numbers have declined to fewer than 4,000 in the wild

Scientists design 'Sun clock' to predict solar activity that could threaten Earth's communication satellites
Scientists design 'Sun clock' to predict solar activity that could threaten Earth's communication satellites

Space weather is driven by activities in the sun. During solar explosions, storms reach the Earth and wreak havoc by disrupting communications and causing blackouts

'Good' probiotic bacteria could save the endangered Great Barrier Coral Reefs, researchers claim
'Good' probiotic bacteria could save the endangered Great Barrier Coral Reefs, researchers claim

Probiotics have been widely successful in improving both human and animal health but their use in marine ecosystems has been unexplored until now

Galaxies may have formed earlier than previously thought, claims new study on first-generation stars
Galaxies may have formed earlier than previously thought, claims new study on first-generation stars

For future studies, scientists are hoping that the James Webb Space Telescope — set to launch in 2021 — will provide answers about first-generation stars

A 10-minute workout on the treadmill can change over 9,000 molecules in the body, finds study
A 10-minute workout on the treadmill can change over 9,000 molecules in the body, finds study

These findings could pave the way for designing blood tests that measure fitness levels in different individuals

US nursing homes get plastic ponchos and 'useless' cloth masks from FEMA while grappling with PPE shortage
US nursing homes get plastic ponchos and 'useless' cloth masks from FEMA while grappling with PPE shortage

3,213 out of 15,000 nursing homes are reportedly running short of PPEs and have less than a week's supply of masks, gowns, gloves, eye protectors and hand sanitizers

Polio vaccine could give temporary protection against Covid-19 by boosting body's defenses, hope scientists
Polio vaccine could give temporary protection against Covid-19 by boosting body's defenses, hope scientists

Though they are optimistic that it could work and strengthen the body's defenses against the disease, other experts have their reservations

Eye scanner that determines biological age can help doctors give better treatment options for patients
Eye scanner that determines biological age can help doctors give better treatment options for patients

Biological age indicates how your body has changed over time and has little to do with how long you have lived. It can help determine how your body is changing at the molecular level

Are we alone? Astronomers propose looking for mineral dust on exoplanets to answer the question
Are we alone? Astronomers propose looking for mineral dust on exoplanets to answer the question

Mineral dust — comprising carbon-silicate material lifted from the planet's surface — may influence climatic conditions on a planet, thereby making it more hospitable

Coronavirus cases surge in 21 US states after reopening as 12 grapple with increasing hospitalizations
Coronavirus cases surge in 21 US states after reopening as 12 grapple with increasing hospitalizations

The spike prompted Arizona, which has seen a 115% increase since its reopening, to ask its hospitals to activate the coronavirus emergency plans

How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance
How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance

For government programs in the US such as Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense hospitals, the cost stands at $2,340

Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act
Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act

The US is still leading the world, both in the number of cases and the death toll. The situation in other parts of the world is also looking grim

Sleeping with your partner may give 'extra boost' to mental health, memory and problem-solving skills: Expert
Sleeping with your partner may give 'extra boost' to mental health, memory and problem-solving skills: Expert

Researchers found that couples who shared a bed had a better quality of rapid eye movement sleep (REM), a phase associated with dreaming

Covid-19 may strike the brain and trigger strokes, dementia and other complications, suggests study
Covid-19 may strike the brain and trigger strokes, dementia and other complications, suggests study

This data represents an important snapshot of the brain-related complications of Covid-19 in hospitalized patients, say experts

Spring break trip results in 64 Covid-19 cases among Texas students with mild or no symptoms: CDC
Spring break trip results in 64 Covid-19 cases among Texas students with mild or no symptoms: CDC

With timely testing and tracing, authorities managed to cut the transmission chain before it could wreak havoc

Obesity in people aged above 50 puts them at 28% more risk of developing dementia, finds study
Obesity in people aged above 50 puts them at 28% more risk of developing dementia, finds study

Over 5.8M Americans are living with dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common form

Rising Covid-19 cases among young people can lower death rate only until elderly not infected: Former CDC head
Rising Covid-19 cases among young people can lower death rate only until elderly not infected: Former CDC head

Dr Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said it was premature to know if growing cases among the young could lower fatalities

Microbes in tongue hold clues to heart health, may help detect cardiac failure in patients: Study
Microbes in tongue hold clues to heart health, may help detect cardiac failure in patients: Study

The tongue of a healthy person and a patient with heart defects differ in terms of color and microbial composition

Eco-friendly reusable plastic safe to use in pandemic, say over 100 scientists dismissing fear of virus spread
Eco-friendly reusable plastic safe to use in pandemic, say over 100 scientists dismissing fear of virus spread

To stay safe, experts recommend washing reusable items with hot water and detergent or soap

People slept for longer hours during Covid-19 lockdown but sleep quality was poor, suggests study
People slept for longer hours during Covid-19 lockdown but sleep quality was poor, suggests study

Stress from economic and health concerns could be tied to disturbed sleep patterns, speculate scientists

White House gets ready for second wave of coronavirus in fall even as Trump claims pandemic is 'fading'
White House gets ready for second wave of coronavirus in fall even as Trump claims pandemic is 'fading'

The US is still in the first wave and data shows that cases are rising in the South and West

Coronavirus could trigger sugar disorders in patients with no history of diabetes, according to experts
Coronavirus could trigger sugar disorders in patients with no history of diabetes, according to experts

Is 'COVID-19 Diabetes' a new form of diabetes?

Sedentary lifestyle risks: Too much sitting can increase chances of dying from cancer, suggests study
Sedentary lifestyle risks: Too much sitting can increase chances of dying from cancer, suggests study

Incorporating 30 minutes of movement into your daily life can help reduce your risk of death from cancer, say researchers

Florida's 'Jurassic Park experiment' to release genetically modified male mosquitoes to control dengue, zika
Florida's 'Jurassic Park experiment' to release genetically modified male mosquitoes to control dengue, zika

Genetically modified male mosquitoes named OX5034 has received federal approval to be released into the Florida Keys now through 2022, despite objection of many local residents and environmental activists

Trump believes coronavirus is 'dying out' and Americans are wearing masks to show their disapproval of him
Trump believes coronavirus is 'dying out' and Americans are wearing masks to show their disapproval of him

Experts fear this could send mixed signals and worsen the crisis at a time when the southern and western US are seeing an uptick in new cases

Flushing your toilet could make you ill: New study details precautions to take
Flushing your toilet could make you ill: New study details precautions to take

These findings, according to researchers, put the spotlight on public facilities in the US and other countries, which often lacks lids

Covid-19 pandemic and George Floyd's death has made Twitter the 'saddest' in 2020, finds study
Covid-19 pandemic and George Floyd's death has made Twitter the 'saddest' in 2020, finds study

The analysis showed that Twitter scored the least on the happiness meter on May 31 — coinciding with widespread protests against police brutality, which followed the killing of George Floyd

Dexamethasone: Scientists claim low-cost drug saved lives of Covid-19 patients in trial, others seek more data
Dexamethasone: Scientists claim low-cost drug saved lives of Covid-19 patients in trial, others seek more data

The drug is used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and some cancers. Some experts are yet to see data supporting the drug's survival benefits

Fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing linked to food market leads to lockdown, school closures and quarantine
Fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing linked to food market leads to lockdown, school closures and quarantine

While scanning the market for coronavirus, China said it found samples on chopping boards used for imported salmon, leading to speculations that the virus came from Europe or the US

Passengers who don't wear masks as Covid-19 precaution could lose their flying privileges, warn US airlines
Passengers who don't wear masks as Covid-19 precaution could lose their flying privileges, warn US airlines

To make flights safe, A4A said it was 'vigorously enforcing face-covering policies', under which passengers and employees have to mask up throughout the travel

Fewer Americans are having sex now and rise of digital media, internet could be blamed for it, claims study
Fewer Americans are having sex now and rise of digital media, internet could be blamed for it, claims study

There are other reasons too as adolescents and young adults are taking longer to leave their homes and become independent from their families, say experts

Human eggs make their own 'choices', prefer some men's sperm over others: Study
Human eggs make their own 'choices', prefer some men's sperm over others: Study

The most likely explanation for this is that these chemical signals allow females to choose males who are more genetically compatible

What caused the toilet paper shortage in the US? Study suggests people's personality traits drove stockpiling
What caused the toilet paper shortage in the US? Study suggests people's personality traits drove stockpiling

Fear and anxiety drove people to hoard toilet paper. Even highly organized and diligent individuals were also doing the same, says the study

Calorie labels on menus could prevent thousands of deaths, save $10 billion in US health costs, predicts study
Calorie labels on menus could prevent thousands of deaths, save $10 billion in US health costs, predicts study

Researchers found that the rule may drive Americans to make lower-calorie choices, leading to a consumption of 7% fewer calories

C-section may put mothers with Covid-19 at higher risk of developing complications: Study
C-section may put mothers with Covid-19 at higher risk of developing complications: Study

Researchers think the stress from the surgery could be behind these complications

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