Woman receives first-ever human trachea transplant

The life-changing surgery took place in January as was a success. The surgery took about 18 hours and about 50 specialists, including surgeons, nurses anesthesiologists, airway specialists and residents.

Human Brains and Computers Connect Wirelessly for First Time

Another baby step toward melding mind and machine - a team of researchers has helped people with paralysis to send full-spectrum brain signals to computers wirelessly for the first time ever.

First X-rays from Uranus discovered

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar system.

Plant communication: A new device can talk to plants

Singapore scientists have developed  a plant communication device that delivers electrical signals to and from plants. By monitoring the plants’ electrical signals, we may detect possible distress signals and abnormalities.

Global Warming Directly Confirmed For The First Time

Direct observations for the first time confirmed the long-standing predictions: radiative forcings of Earth are increasing due to human actions, affecting the planet’s energy balance and ultimately causing climate change.

Atmospheric CO2 Passes 420 PPM for First Time Ever

The concentration of atmospheric CO2 surged past 420 parts per million for the first time in recorded history this past weekend, according to a measurement taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory on Hawaii.

Image Of A Black Hole With A Magnetic Field

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed today a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.

Earth Is Safe From Asteroid Apophis for 100 Years

Asteroid 99942 Apophis had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids. The near-Earth object was thought to pose a slight risk of impacting Earth in 2068, but now radar observations have ruled that out. 

Summers could last for 6 months

A new study revealed that summer could stick around for six months in the Northern hemisphere by 2100 if efforts to mitigate global warming don’t continue.

Earth's heat loss is higher on one side of the planet

If to cut the planet in half at the 60 degree longitude line, the half of the planet that consists mainly of the Pacific Ocean allowed much more heat to escape than the hemisphere that includes Africa, Europe and Asia.

A Spacecraft That Could Grab Dead Satellites With Magnets

The company, called Astroscale, has designed a spacecraft with a magnetic plate that can attach to dead satellites. That enables it to pull the satellites into a freefall.

Complex molecules never before seen in space

Scientists have discovered a vast, previously unknown reservoir of new aromatic material in a cold, dark molecular cloud. Aromatic molecules exist in the chemical makeup of human beings and other animals.

Lightning played a vital role in life's origins on Earth

Lightning strikes were just as important as meteorites in creating the perfect conditions for life to emerge on Earth, according to new research. This shows that life could develop on Earth-like planets through the same mechanism.

Health declining in Gen X and Gen Y

U.S. researchers found that, compared to previous generations, members of Generation X and Generation Y showed poorer physical health, higher levels of unhealthy behaviors and more depression and anxiety.

Sextuple star system fascinates with three eclipsing binaries

Astronomers studying data from NASA’s TESS mission have found a remarkable sextuple star system featuring three gravitationally bound eclipsing binaries.