California's current drought has been caused by the demand for water needed to cultivate cannabis, which, under state law, is illegal for recreational use. Streams are running dry, fish are dying, and it’s just the beginning, US scientists warn.
The first ‘dead' heart transplant in Europe has been carried out in the UK. The procedure involves taking a heart that had not been beating for some time, and making it work inside the body of a living recipient.
A team of Michigan State University scientists has discovered that pandas are more sociable than previously thought, and like to spend time together for weeks at a time. The study involved GPS collars tracking the furry friends.
In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.
Two engineering students from George Mason University are using the unique power of sound to put out flames – and they’re hoping the technology will become powerful enough to help extinguish forest fires.
In order to test Earth defense techniques and abilities needed for a future trip to Mars, NASA has detailed a plan to rip off a chunk of an asteroid, deliver it into a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study it and collect samples.
A Soyuz spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station, six hours after it took off from the Baikonur space center. It was carrying Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly who are set to beat the record for the longest space trip.
Though drones typically conjure up thoughts of missile strikes and surveillance, a pilot project underway at beaches in Chile is considering using the unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver lifesavers to swimmers in distress – all in a rapid 30 seconds.
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.