Protein from ancient ‘vampire fish’ could turn off brain circuits linked to addiction and anxiety

Scientists have found a way to control the human brain using a protein lurking inside a creature known as ‘vampire fish’ that has lived on Earth for hundreds of millions of years. US scientists used a protein from a lamprey, which is an ancient lineage of jawless fish similar to eel, to turn off brain circuits … Read more

Inkjet cartridges from container that fell off ship near New York in 2014 are found 4,000 miles away

A container load of printer cartridges which fell off a cargo ship in 2014 is helping scientists to map how currents move pollution through oceans. Thousands of plastic Hewlett-Packard inkjet cartridges fell into the northern Atlantic Ocean east of New York in an accident in 2014, and were swept thousands of miles around the world.  A … Read more

Inkjet cartridges from container that fell off a ship near New York are found 4,000 miles away

A container that feel off a cargo ship in 2014 dumped 1,500 plastic Hewlett-Packard inkjet cartridges into the northern Atlantic Ocean near New York and scientists are using this event to uncover how currents move pollution through oceans. A team of scientists led by the University of Plymouth sent out a call on social media, … Read more

All-electric ‘seaglider’ is part plane, part boat that will travel along US coastal routes in 2025

Boston-based Regent aims to reduce the cost and hassle of traveling between coastal cities and has developed a one-of-a-kind vehicle to do so. Called a ‘seaglider,’ the all-electric flying machine combines the speed, comfort, and navigation systems of an aircraft with the convenience, maneuverability and affordability of a boat. The hybrid craft embarks on trips … Read more

NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers FIVE double-sun planets that ‘could support alien life’ 

The Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets since 2014, with 30 planets less than twice the size of Earth now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars. Launched from Cape Canaveral on March 7th 2009, the Kepler telescope has helped in the search for planets outside of the solar system.  It … Read more

Feeling younger can protect adults against health decline, study finds

Simply feeling younger can protect middle-aged and older adults against health decline by buffering against stress, an astonishing new study reveals.  Researchers in Germany investigated whether people’s ‘subjective age’ – feeling younger than we actually are – had an effect on the detrimental effects of stress.  Specifically, the experts looked into the effects of stress … Read more

Two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales appear to HUG each other

Even whales need a cuddle! Two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales appear to HUG each other with their flippers in adorable drone footage captured in Cape Cod Bay Wildlife photographers captured the moment on February 28 Behaviour is rarely observed and may be first time it’s been caught on camera  The North Atlantic right … Read more

Amazon rolls out ‘pay-by-palm’ in New York City Go Store

Amazon brought its palm-reading Amazon One to the East Coast on Monday, launching the biometric authentication system at an Amazon Go store on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan. Introduced last year, the scanner was previously only available in Seattle-area Amazon and Whole Food stores. The technology lets shoppers scan the palm of their hand and connect … Read more

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission begins its 1.4 billion mile journey home from asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has embarked on its 1.4 billion-mile journey back to Earth after spending two years on asteroid Bennu.  OSIRIS-REx (the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) was the first NASA mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, survey the surface, and collect a sample to deliver to Earth.  The craft is carrying … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 ‘soon’ following the rocket’s historic landing

Elon Musk says SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 ‘soon’ following the rocket’s historic landing last week that brought firm closer to goal of creating reusable ships that could take humans to Mars Elon Musk shared on Twitter that SpaceX could re-fly Starship SN15 soon This would make it the first reused prototype, which is part … Read more