Category : science

science / science - 4 weeks ago

California unveils early warning earthquake app

The app, created by the University of California, Berkeley, and unveiled on the 30th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta quake, uses ground motion sensors located across the state to detect the start of earthquakes before humans can feel them. "No...

science / science - 4 weeks ago

Ebola model, Partula snails, Malaria origin

Zoonotic diseases are infections that transfer from animals to people, and include killers such as bubonic plague, malaria, ebola and a whole host of others. Trying to understand how diseases make the leap from animals to humans – so called spillover...

science / science - 4 weeks ago

Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction

The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders. From Saturday, members of the public can become better acquainted with "le blob", which has taken up residence in a...

science / science - 4 weeks ago

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor. This comet from outside our solar system is zooming by us at a blistering 110,000 mph (177,000 kph). Hubble caught some glam shots over the weekend fr...