Seychelles' president gives speech on climate change in a submersible

Seychelles President Danny Faure calls for stronger protection of the oceans. During the speech he was in a manned submersible that was 400 feet below the waves, on the seabed off the outer islands of the Seychelles.

Supplemental vitamins and minerals offer no benefits

A decade-long observational study of more than 30,000 people finds that certain vitamins and minerals may help extend your life and keep you from dying of cardiovascular disease—but only if you get those beneficial nutrients from foods, not supplements.

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Swiss researchers have now found a way to use biological components to construct a flexible core processor, that accepts different kinds of programming. The processor developed is based on a modified CRISPR-Cas9 system.

Protesters Kick Off a Week of Global Climate Action

Thousands of protesters around the world took to the streets as part of a wave of coordinated action. The protesters want the world’s governments to stop sleepwalking through humanity’s last best chance at ecological salvation.

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes First Flight

The six-engine jet that will be used to launch rockets into space took off from Mojave Airport in California last Saturday. The first flight of Stratolaunch lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes and reached 5,180 meters.

Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D heart. Engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient.

TESS finds its first Earth-size planet

The planet-hunting TESS spacecraft has found its first Earth-size planet orbiting a star located about 53 light years away. The star, HD 21749a, also hosts at least one other world, a warm “sub-Neptune” planet.

Scientists harness quantum computing to view alternative futures

A team of researchers from Singapore and Australia have implemented a prototype quantum device that can generate and analyze a quantum superposition of possible futures.

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old

Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.

Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year

Global plastic pollution and the damage it causes to marine ecosystems now has a price tag attached to it. UK and Norway researchers now came up with a staggering figure – $2.5 billion – as the annual cost to society.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Curiosity drills into clay unit; InSight ‘mole’ tests continue

Curiosity Mars rover has started drilling into a clay-bearing unit on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, while the InSight's mole ran into a sub-surface obstacle of some sort on 28 February after hammering its way just 30 cm into Martian soil.

Thousands of Amazon employees call to tackle climate change

In an unprecedented public push to change Amazon policies, nearly 4,500 employees have put their names to a letter asking CEO Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos and its board of directors to become global leaders in fighting climate change.

New species of early human found in the Philippines

An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines. The new species, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, were more than 50,000 year old fossils were found.

Harsh radiation no barrier to life on nearby exoplanets

Hopes for finding life on four rocky exoplanets relatively close to Earth have been boosted by new modelling that shows biological systems could survive the intense and prolonged bursts of X-ray and UV radiation.