Study assessed how coronavirus transmits under different conditions. They found it was most likely to spread in cold and humid areas that facilitate the movement of large droplets.
NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for Wednesday's mission. Falcon 9 is on the launch pad and the access arm is open. NASA will lower it prior to launch to complete the final pre-flight tests.
A comprehensive new study of North Atlantic right whales has found the species is significantly smaller and less healthy than southern right whales and could be wiped out in the next 20 years.
UK researchers say they are developing beneficial bacteria for plants that supports their immune systems in a similar way to positive gut bacteria in humans.
The messaging service Telegram, which uses end-to-end encryption, has been a particularly popular option for scammers looking to exploit the influx of unemployment claims caused by COVID-19.
The global disaster caused by the space rock - which was bigger than Mount Everest - was far worse than once thought, Imperial College London experts said.
The skeletons of the pair were found lying on tiled floors inside their brick-walled graves in Hunan, central China, with their heads propped up on a tile pillow.
A huge fireball seen over southern parts of Australia is believed to be the remnants of a Russian rocket taking a missile warning system into space.
The study, by the Zoological Society of London and Imperial College mapped the evolutionary history of the world's land vertebrates including birds and mammals.
Geneticists at Yale University identified 29 genes that were more common in problem drinkers after analysing the genetic information of more than 435,000 people.
Researchers from Cambridge University and others designed a way to recognise the toxic particles - called amyloid-beta oligomers - which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
Located in the Yilbilinji rockshelter in northern Australia's Limmen National Park, miniature stencils of this type are only known from two other sites across the globe.
In a simulation of Tube travel, produced by software firm MSC, one infected person can be seen coating other passengers with COVID-19 - just by talking.
Cloth masks can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by blocking up to 99 per cent of infectious particles, according to scientists who analysed a century of mask studies.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder say an international agreement would be needed in order to charge operators 'orbital use fees' for every satellite.
ISS Commander Chris Cassidy praises NASA's upcoming historic space flight, which will be the first launched from US soil since the space shuttle program ended as a 'gigantic deal'.
While Apple hasn't officially unveiled iOS 14, hackers appear to have already had full access to it for several months, after one bought a developer's unit of the iPhone 11 in China.
An ultra rare white grizzly bear has been spotted near a tourist resort in Banff National Park in Canada, a 'once-in-a-lifetime' phenomenon caused by a recessive gene in the bears.
Researchers have concluded that Pūhāhonu in Hawaii is the world's largest shield volcano, revising past assessments that had claimed nearby Mauna Loa was the largest.
Scientists have found a new sex hormone in the zebra fish, which they say could lead to the development of better fertility treatment for humans.
Scientists observed changes in the brightness of the South American amphibians skin that mirrored its background, helping it hide from predators.
Half of UK drivers say they will walk more to maintain cleaner air after the coronavirus pandemic, according to results of a survey by motoring association AA.
Emerald Ash Borer larvae have killed hundreds of million of the trees worldwide by burrowing through stems. Scientists have found some trees produce chemicals to defend themselves.
The star formation has been named R5519 and described as a 'cosmic ring of fire' shaped like a 'titanic doughnut'. It has a hole in the centre two billion times longer than the distance between E...
Life on Earth can be traced back to the Milky Way crashing into a nearby dwarf galaxy nearly five billion years ago, according to new research.
Babies know when you imitate them - and they perceive it as a sign of friendliness. Swedish experiments suggests that the imitation game is an infant's favourite way of interacting with adults.
The remains were unearthed in Petriplatz, near the former St Peter's Church in the town of Colln. Buried between 1047 and 1299 AD, they showed signs of scurvy and tuberculosis.
In a nod to the current virus pandemic, the space agency is on the hunt for volunteers for a 'social isolation' mission that simulates the psychological effects of confinement.
According to Twitter, after two months of testing, 'Fleets' - ephemeral tweets that disappear after 24 hours - will expand from Brazil to Italy. The platform says they've helped to reduce harassm...
Experts dissected the evolutionary history of Italians for the first time, revealing their diversity dates back to 19,000 years ago. Northern Italians have more ties to France, while southern to ...
Every new Volvo sold from now on will have a maximum speed of 112mph, or 180kph in Europe, as part of the company's efforts to reduce auto fatalities and comply with EU law.
According to frequent leaker, Jon Prosser, the tech giant will release a limited supply of 'Steve Jobs Heritage Edition' glasses mean to mimic the late CEO's iconic, circular frames.
A San Diego startup has secured $20million in Series A backing to expand its lab-grown seafood business as an ethical and sustainable alternative to commercial fishing.
Nvidia's AI is able to absorb visual inputs as well as whatever actions a player inputs into the game. It's then able to reproduce code that translates into a playable game.
An unprecedented heat wave has the Arctic in its grips. The event is caused by a strong high pressure system moving in from Siberia that has been intensified by climate change.
Dr Amruta Gadge from the University of Sussex created a Bose-Einstein Condensate - a state of matter where extremely cold atoms clump together and act as if they were a single entity.
Researchers in Germany discovered the roughly 4,500 year-old remains of a woman buried in a simple but 'lovingly' made grave site that hints at a potential common burial practices across Europe.
Reports claim several patients in their 20s are being treated for the condition in San Diego and New York. The condition primarily affects children and is linked to infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Covid Symptom Tracker saw its estimated total number of symptomatic cases jump by 27,441 in the four days following the government's announcement.
Scientists from OpenCell.bio and King's College London worked with a company called Opentrons Labworks to create the rapid robot-powered facility.
Australian researchers say the HPV vaccine could have further-reaching benefits by lowering the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) in vaccinated women.
In an effort to 'help' users who haven't been using the service to save their 'hard earned cash', Netflix is working to eliminate unused accounts from its user base.
The new feature is currently only available in beta but those who have this version can use it on iOS and Android versions of the Facebook owned app.
Archeologists discovered genetic links between the remains of a 14,000 year-old Siberian and Native American populations, some of which are believed to have migrated across the Bering Strait.
Professor Andrew Pollard defended the potential vaccine as it entered stage II trials in humans. The university is appealing for 10,000 volunteers across the UK for the experimental jab.
University of Utah researchers made X-ray and CT movement scans of different types of modern lizards to see how important ribs were in the way they walk.
Automatically generated in-app notifications have been slowly rolled out to Android Messenger users from March, Facebook claims. It is now also set to be distributed to worldwide iOS users next w...
Weakening their system opens the birds up to health risks, but makes them more energy efficient which also helps when hunting, according to the team from Lund University.
Even just one teaspoon of spice mix to a high fat or high carb meal can have anti-inflammatory benefits, reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
YouTube has made the feature available to its Android and iPhone app users. Set for a specific time, when it goes off a reminder flashes across the screen.
ESA has made a shocking discovery - the Earth's magnetic field is weakening between South American and Africa. Experts suggest it is a sign our planet is heading to a pole reversal.
Russian researchers trained an AI system to categorise a person based on five personality traits: conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness.
The team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities recorded a speed of 44.2 terabits per second - the first time speeds like that have been recorded 'in the wild'.
The iconic card game made by US tech giant Microsoft was first digitised as part of Windows 3.0, which was released on May 22, 1990.
Researchers from the University of Iowa measured pollen levels in the environment before and after rainfall to get the results. They found pollen hung in the air for 2.5 to 11 hours after storms.
Researchers stored the favoured salad food at 44F and 68F before putting them to an expert panel of food assessors, who found no significant differences in sweetness, acidity and juiciness.
Sphero, a toy manufacturer known for making simple, programmable robots for kids, has launched a new spinoff business to develop AI and robotics for law enforcement.
The trend of 'reopen America' has gained traction on Twitter, but experts find nearly half of the tweets are fueled by bots. Of the top 50 influential retweeters, 82 percent are bots.
The removal of its distance requirements means that users will be able to search for potential dates in any part of the world as opposed to the previous maximum distance of within 100 miles.
A Russian space executive has questioned Elon Musk's plan to use nukes in order to terrafom Mars, saying it will take 10,000 missiles. However, the SpaceX CEO responded 'no problem.'
We have done our research to bring you the best portable speakers under £50 so whether you're spending time in the garden, the park or even the shower, you can have great music with you.
An eight-foot deep sinkhole opened up on a street in front of the Pantheon in Rome, revealing several ancient paving stones dating as far back as 27BC, when the structure was first built.
The cyber security firm ESET detailed the hacks in a recent blog post, describing how a hacking group was able to infiltrate multiple game developers based in South Korea and Taiwan.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had his heart set on colonizing Mars for quite some time and the billionaire wants to build 1,000 Starships to make it happen, which is one every 72 hours.
The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG), developed in Singapore, makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity.
Bumblebees bite the leaves of flowerless plants to cause intentional damage in such a way that accelerates the production of flowers.
Danish researchers found that with mitigation efforts such as lockdown and quarantine in place, the key to curbing the spread of the disease is to stop 'superspreader' events.
A study by the University of Leeds found that as long as countries limit greenhouse gas emissions and average temperatures don't go above 90F they will adapt.
Instagram says a new pop-up will appear when its AI detects that a user's posts, whether it be a live-stream or story, contains copyrighted music instead of automatically removing the post.
Wildlife has reclaimed their homes in US national parks since humans have been barred from visiting due to the coronavirus, but officials are concerned what will happen when the parks reopen.
The startling discovery was made at the site of the new Felipe Angeles international airport in the town of Santa Lucia in the central Mexican state of Mexico State.
In a clinical trial by the University of British Columbia, Canada, researchers looked at the genetic profile of 47,102 people aged 20 to 44 years old living in Estonia.
The new species of stump-toed frog, Stumpffia troschaueri, is brown in colour and was found in leaf litter lying on the floor of forests in Sahamalaza, north-west coast of Madagascar.
The new update to Face ID accounts for users wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic by sending users straight to their passcode prompt.
Some bleaching corals undergo what had been described as a mysterious transformation by emitting bright neon colours - and researchers have discovered why.
Twenty-four lobsters were tracked in the Bay of Saint Anne du Portzic, France. Sounds from bigger lobsters travelled further than rasps from smaller individuals.
The Wolfe Disk galaxy was found by astronomers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
The mobile 'Clean Trolley' contraption, which is already being distributed around Europe, can wash 30 trolleys in less than 30 seconds and make them virus-free.
Investors in the company have been asked to back a shareholder vote against the encryption move until Facebook has properly assessed the risks.
A former Apple contractor who exposed an inside program that listens to Siri recordings, which included criminal activity and sexual discussion, has made himself known to the public in an open le...
Scientists at the British Museum analysed 100 samples of 'black goo' to establish its contents. It is thought Egyptians used it due to the black colour, which symbolised regeneration and rebirth.
Called 2019 LD2, the unique stellar object was found in a swarm of asteroids known as the Jupiter Trojans and is the first of its kind seen spewing out gas like a comet.
Mathematicians used the enormous processing power of the IBS supercomputer Aleph to simulate what happened throughout Eurasia around 40,000 years ago.
A study, carried out by researchers at Texas-based UT Southwestern Medical Centre, found that exercise increased blood flow to two regions of the brain associated with improved memory.
NASA has announced it will name the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope after Nancy Roman, one of the first women to work at the agency and a pivotal figure in the development of the Hubble Tele...
Specifically, the new feature test is allowing users to select whether they want to receive replies from everyone, only users they follow, or people they mention in their tweet.
The AI, which is being rolled out in tandem with a new 'Shops' feature will scan images on Facebook and use machine-learning to identify specific products, including the brand, material and more.
Millions of cicadas will emerge from the earth after spending the past 17 years underground. The insects are set to invade Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia this summer.
Amazon has launched its first original big-budget game called Crucible that is driven by choices of players who battle aliens. The game is available for download in Amazon Game Studios .
The remains of one of the last carnivorous dinosaur to roam the Earth have been found in Argentina. Experts uncovered what was once a 33-foot long megaraptor that lived 70 million years ago.
Renewables generated more than 40 per cent of Britain's power in the first three months of the year, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time, a new report reveals.
Spot gathered together the animals with the help of two sheepdogs in New Zealand. The robot can reach speeds of up to 3mph and costs less than an average car to lease, at £30,000.
Before the United Kingdom went into lockdown, alcohol sales shot up by around 67 per cent, with many subsequently drinking at home in isolation.
Scientists in the US have used ultrasound waves to control the brains of monkeys, which they say could lead to a treatment for decision-making-related disorders in humans such as addiction.
Google has announced it will no longer build custom AI or machine learning tools for oil and gas companies, after being singled out with Amazon and Microsoft in a report from Greenpeace.
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According to KrebsOnSecurity, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it detained a hacker known as Sanix in association with the stolen data set that came to light last year.
Apple and Google did not reveal which countries are set to use the API but it is believed it will be adopted by several US states, Latvia, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands...
Workers at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium are testing a new wristband that vibrates whenever workers break social distancing protocols and get too close to each other.
Named EC-EYE - short for 'ElectroChemical EYE' - the eerie bio-mimetic device is around an inch wide and was built by researchers from Hong Kong and the US.
British billionaire Sir James Dyson has unveiled the sole prototype of his company's electric car that was cancelled for being 'too risky'.
Climate simulations reveal the US is twice as likely to face a 'Dust Bowl' more devastating than what occurred during the Great Depression. The event would create heatwaves and massive droughts.
The company created a mobile launch platform and finished a full fire test of its Skylark-L rocket in just five days - the first from the UK in 50 years.
A dense disc of dust and gas has been spotted surrounding a young star called AB Aurigae, around 520 light years away from Earth.
Botanists from the University of Cambridge created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae blooming along the Antarctic coastline.
Images taken by US Cold War satellites have revealed the impact of farming on wildlife in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan.
Animal Crossing New Horizons has launched its new stamp rally event, in which you can collect museum stamps to earn in-game rewards.
The Eurasian straight-tusked elephant died by the shores of an ancient lake in Schoningen, Lower Saxony. It is believed the mammal died of old age as it was too risky for humans to hunt.
Two hearts respond differently to the same piece of music, either by speeding up or slowing down, according to a new study backed by the European Society of Cardiology.
University of Utah researchers say bushy beards are able to dampen impact by up to 37 per cent compared to clean-shaven faces.
Nineteen of the 20 worst local authorities for solar panels per household were in London. Kensington and Chelsea has the lowest percentage of households with solar panels at 0.2 per cent.
Researchers at the University of Sussex studied around 9,000 children who were born in the early 90s in Britain.
The California-based firm's prototype wearable fibre - which features as so-called 'helical sensing matrix' - can also pick up on other gestures, including flicking, sliding, pinching and grabbin...
A giant fish that lived around 380 million years ago fed in a similar way to basking sharks, the second-largest living shark in the world today, scientists report.
The remains, believed to be of a princess, were discovered at the burial site near Saint-Vulbas, 20 miles from Lyon. Bracelets made of ornate blue beads had been placed on both her arms.
Jon Prosser says that the glasses, which he has allegedly seen a prototype of, will process information on an iPhone wirelessly as opposed to on-device, similar to how an Apple Watch works.
Researchers working in Antarctica have been trying to understand the behavior of a mysterious new particle, that could hint at the existence of a mirror universe where time flows backwards.
To find out how the seals find their prey in the dark, the team attaches GPS trackers and light-detecting sensors to five seals from the Kerguelen Islands in the Antarctic.
A new joint study from MIT and Harvard has identified an enzyme that could help reverse the effects of DNA damage associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease, based on testing in mice.
Facebook is taking on Amazon by letting small business owners set up online storefronts that have the look and feel of their brand on its platform and Instagram with a new feature called 'Shops'.
A researcher from Princeton University in New Jersey has found that testosterone levels and masculine features are directly related to the perception of a man's talent.
The underwater skeletons of 185 wooden ships, referred to as ghost vessels, were deliberately sunk or have been left to decompose for hundreds of years in the Potomac River, Maryland, US.
Most visitors think of New York's Parks as the only place to find trees. However, a new study found New York City has over 5 million 'forested natural areas' along with 666,000 street trees.
Australian scientists found sharks incubated in tanks that simulate temperatures in 2100 became 'right handed', preferring to swim to the right, a process known as lateralization.
Scientists have exposed very thin slices of ancient Egyptian mummy bones to light at different wavelengths in an attempt to discover how the people of the time would live, eat and spend their dai...
Ford created a futuristic-looking dog kennel that uses noise-cancellation panels and the carmarker's active noise control technology to create an insulated environment for pets.
The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then 'nudges' workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives better.
First found in China, it has caused significant problems in other areas it has invaded. It can form dense mats of up to 1,500 mussels per square metre - which can suffocate scallops and oysters.
On Dec. 21, during winter solstice, four of Juno's cameras captured images of the Jovian moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system, on the mission's 17th flyby of the gas giant.
The ancient workshop is thought to date back to the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III - King Tut's grandfather. The sphinx and hundreds of hieroglyphic fragments were found at the s...
A NASA rover has collected micro organisms from three feet into the ground in Chile's Atacama desert to give scientists a clear picture of what kind of bacteria they might expect to get from Mars...
In a profanity-laden tirade from one of TV's most famous liaisons of science and learning, viewers were dealt a stark warning about the disastrous effects of climate change.
On stage, Bezos took the wraps off a massive model of what will be the firm's first lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. in Washington D.C, and was not live streamed.
NASA is investigating how best to respond to the possibility of an asteroid or a comet colliding with Earth in fictional situations.
Building off of a concept introduced by physicist Gerard O'Neill - who Bezos himself studied under during his time at Princeton - the Blue Origin founder outlined habitats that could hold cities.
After connectivity issues with the Disney+ during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced it's working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the service.
A 2016 discovery that the Tullimonstrum had a stiffened rod of cartilage saw Tully classified as a predatory vertebrate - now University College Cork researchers believe the grouping was wrong.
NASA Mars 2020 mission is set to explore the Jezero crater, which scientists have now determined is littered with hydrated silica and carbonates - two elements that could hold signs of microbial ...
Over the past 20 years, experts from Durham University have been studying the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons found buried in the dunes near the Northumberland castle.
Black Friday fever is almost upon us, and this year online retailer Amazon is rolling out the deals a whole week early in what will be its 'biggest ever' event.
'Director's View' lets users cycle between different lenses on their phones and also allows them to 'lock on' to a subjects that they're recording, keeping them in focus according to snippets of ...
The drawings, around 4 inches in length, were discovered in the rocky area of San Juan, near the town of Albuquerque in the province of Badajoz in western Spain.
Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia, could release aerosols such as black carbon which may speed up the melting of the Andean glaciers, finds Rio de Janeiro State University.
A study found that plate tectonics were triggered by intense bombardment of meteors 3.2 billion years ago -transforming the hot, primordial mushy surface into the present rugged landscape.
The largely intact Styracosaurus skull has wonky horns and was discovered by then graduate student Scott Persons in 2015 in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.
Speaking at an event on AI technology in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, president Putin called for safeguards, setting out rules for how humans should interact with the robots.
The battery-powered devices about the size of a small cooler and can deliver packages autonomously, but for now, they'll be accompanied with a human while they're being tested out.
Footage of the colour-changing octopus was captured by a free-diver as he swam in the crystal clear waters in the French Riviera.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have studied thousands of species of animals and birds to work out where reservoirs of contagious, mosquito-borne viruses could be.
A study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison wrapped the e-bandage around the chests of rats who had a cut on their backs. This caused the wound to heal in just three days versus 12 in others.