Poor nutrition in school years created 20 cm height gap

The international team behind the study warn that highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity.

Milky Way magnetar likely source of fast radio burst

Until now, the source of Fast Radio Bursts was a mystery. Now astronomers at multiple institutions have pinpointed the FRB spotted in the Milky Way and conclude it most likely was generated by a magnetar.

Air pollution killed nearly half a million newborns in 2019

Hundreds of thousands of newborns, mostly in India and sub-Saharan Africa, died from air pollution in 2019, a study has found. Noxious fumes from cooking fuels are blamed for causing the majority of the babies' deaths.

Climate change: 'dirty' used cars sold to Africa

Between 2015 and 2018, some 14 million older, poor quality vehicles were exported from Europe, Japan and the US. Four out of five were sold to poorer countries, with more than half going to Africa.

China sends first 6G Test Satellite into orbit

China sent "the world's first 6G test satellite" into the orbit with a launch of Long March 6 carrier rocket on Friday. The satellite will become "the first technical verification of terahertz communication" tested in space.

Virgin Hyperloop pod transport tests first passenger journey

The futuristic transport concept involves pods inside vacuum tubes carrying passengers at high speeds. Virgin Hyperloop is not the only firm developing the concept but nobody has carried passengers before.

Zeabuz is launching a self-driving electric ferry in Norway

Norwegian company Zeabuz has announced that it will be launching a self-driving ferry next year. The launch of the first self-driving electric ferry in Norway just goes to show the strides the country is making in developing water transport.

Where were Jupiter and Saturn born?

New work reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the Solar System's unusual architecture, including the ejection of an additional planet between Saturn and Uranus.

A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections

Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not. These findings do not prove that flu vaccines prevent COVID-19, however.

Positive outlook predicts less memory decline

A new study finds that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful - what psychologists call 'positive affect'- are less likely to experience memory decline as they age.

95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light Years

Recently, an international team of scientists, combined data from Kepler Space Telescope and Gaia Observatory revealed is that half of the Sun-like stars in our Universe could have rocky, potentially-habitable planets.

The "normal" body temperature for humans is dropping

An intriguing study from earlier this year found that the normal 36.6 human body temperature is declining globally. Understanding why body temperatures are declining remains an open question for scientists to explore.

"Weird" Molecule Discovered in Titan's Atmosphere

NASA scientists identified a molecule in Titan’s atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere - cyclopropenylidene, or C3H2. This simple molecule may be a precursor to possible life on Titan.

Arctic sea ice isn't freezing in October for the first time

For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October. The delayed annual freeze has been caused by extreme warmth. 

Satellites picture methane across the globe

This new tool allows you to move around the world to see how concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas vary in space and time. Just like CO2, Methane (CH4) is increasing in the atmosphere. It is now above 1,876 ppb.