Category: Press Release

‘Scientists slow down speed of light’

‘Scientists slow down speed of light’

For the first time ever, scientists have slowed down the speed of light – particles known as photons – as it traveled through free space, a study says. Scientists successfully reduced the speed of photon particles as they traveled in free space after passing through a special mask, researchers from the University of Glasgow and [&hellip

Link between speech and climate found

Link between speech and climate found

Scientists have uncovered a consistent link between speech, climate and geography which is present in various languages all over the world. A team of scientists from the University of Miami (UM) headed by linguist Caleb Everett carried out the research, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. The group [&hellip

World ‘two minutes closer’ to doomsday

World ‘two minutes closer’ to doomsday

The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece used as a barometer of global threats to humanity, has been moved two minutes closer to midnight, a prominent group says. Climate change and the threat of nuclear war have brought the world closer to doomsday, a group of scientists and Nobel laureates said Thursday. “It is now three [&hellip

Pneumonia increases heart attack risk

Pneumonia increases heart attack risk

A recent study shows people hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk of suffering from heart attack or stroke in the weeks and months following treatment.  The announcement was made in a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is based on 10 years of records on more than 3,800 people, with [&hellip

Coffee may keep some skin cancers away

Coffee may keep some skin cancers away

A new study suggests that drinking coffee on a regular basis may protect individuals against malignant melanoma, a leading cause of skin-cancer death. Avid drinkers of coffee – those who take four or more cups daily – were 20 percent less likely to develop malignant melanoma than non-coffee consumers, according to a study published in Journal [&hellip

Three new Earth-size planets found

Three new Earth-size planets found

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered three almost Earth-sized planets, including one in a habitable zone, a researcher says. The three planets were discovered orbiting the star EPIC 201367075, which is 150 light years away from the Earth, said graduate student and researcher, Erik Petigura, from the University of California Berkeley. “Most planets we have [&hellip

Beagle-2 Mars lander ‘found’

Beagle-2 Mars lander ‘found’

The European Space Agency (ESA) says it has found the Beagle-2 Mars lander, which has been missing on the planet for more than ten years. Mars probe Beagle-2, missing since 2003, was finally located on Mars, the ESA said Friday. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had sent photos showing that the Beagle-2 deployment had failed only [&hellip

‘Human activities threaten Earth’

‘Human activities threaten Earth’

Human activities have pushed the Earth toward a “dangerous zone,” threatening to destabilize the entire planet, a study shows. According to the study published in the Science journal on Thursday, the planet has already passed four of nine environmental boundaries toward a “dangerous zone.” Human activities have transgressed four boundaries, two core ones of which [&hellip

Intl. Space Station evacuated over leak

Intl. Space Station evacuated over leak

The US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) has been evacuated and sealed off following a possible leak of “harmful substances.” Two Americans and an Italian astronaut were forced to take refuge with three of their Russian coworkers on Wednesday, after sensors detected a possible toxic ammonia leak from a cooling system. “The US [&hellip

Six new ovarian cancer genes identified

Six new ovarian cancer genes identified

A new international study has identified six new genes that increase a woman’s likelihood of developing ovarian cancer, taking the number of known ovarian cancer gene regions from 12 to 18. An international research led by Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Cambridge studied around 70,000 women from 30 countries and [&hellip