The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say humanity could be among the first victims of this extinction.
Scientists around the world can apparently hang up their lab coats, because North Korea says it has found a cure for Ebola, AIDS, MERS, and SARS. The claim is a tough pill to swallow, however, and is likely to be met with a generous dose of skepticism.
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.
Thailand has become the fourth Asian country to confirm a case of the deadly MERS virus, which has killed 24 people in South Korea and over 450 people total since it was first identified in humans in 2012.
The expansive ocean believed to reside under the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been calling NASA’s name for years, and the space agency is now officially moving forward with a plan to see if alien life can actually exist there.
There is a permanent, but asymmetric dust cloud surrounding the Moon, created by tiny dust grains lifted up from the lunar surface, scientists have found. Its density may increase during annual meteor showers such as, for example, Geminid.
For a long time, scientists knew that some animals can detect the Earth’s magnetic field, but they could not explain how. Researchers finally managed to find the first animal magnetic sensor – in a tiny worm.
Low fertility rates have been blamed on everything from laptops to cycling – but a scientist now claims that other common items are also diminishing men's chances of fatherhood. From sunscreen to frying pans, he says men aren't as safe as they thought.
Holy crab! The beaches of Southern California are red and crawling, as thousands of marine squat lobsters ‒ better known as pelagic red crabs or tuna crabs ‒ are taking the coastline by storm. Warm water conditions have caused the mass stranding.
A US marine scientist in California who has been studying an octopus with no formal name decided to call the specimen "adorabilis." The presently unnamed deep-sea creature is just too "cute" to resist assigning it such a name, she says.