Exoplanet found in unusually long, elliptical orbit

The exoplanet is three times more massive than Jupiter and circles its star in an unusual elliptical orbit, one that would carry it between the Sun’s asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune if it were transported to Earth’s solar system.

Food production must change drastically to save world

In a new report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists warn that the decisions we make now regarding land use and food production will determine whether or not global warming is controllable.

The role of social media in overtourism

Geo-tag features on Instagram which allows people posting to add a link to the location where the photo was taken, can result in hordes of people showing up exactly where it was, all in quest of that same view.

Mindfulness for Mild Cognitive Impairment

There's currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alzheimer's disease. However, recent study show that mindfulness meditation may help.

New record with entangled quantum bits

An international team have succeeded in transforming 20 entangled quantum bits into a state of superposition. This is an important step in the development of quantum computers after the old record of 14 qubits remained unchanged since 2011. 

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

Analysis shows 1-in-6 stars may host Earth-size planets

A new statistical analysis shows Earth-size planets are likely orbiting one in six Sun-like stars. The study is the most accurate estimate yet, researchers say, of the potential population of roughly Earth-size worlds in the Milky Way.

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies,  a find that could have major implications for astronomy and cosmology.

Milky Way's Black Hole Has Grown 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

Observing Sagitarius A ( a supermassive balck hole in the center of our galaxy ) with the Keck's telescope, scientists just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 times normal for a few hours. Astronomers aren’t certain what caused the flaring. 

Team first to grow genetically engineered mini livers

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are the first to grow genetically modified miniature human livers in the laboratory, to emulate human liver disease progression and test therapeutics.

3D printing the human heart

Researchers have published a new 3D bioprinting method that brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart.

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.

SpaceX's Starhopper Test Vehicle Completes First Free Flight

Thursday, July 25th Elon Musk’s aerospace company succeeded in conducting their first untethered test with the Starhopper. This test once again validated the engine that will fulfill Musk’s promise of sending people to the Moon and to Mars.

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest hits three football fields per minute

The rate of deforestation today is pushing the world's largest rainforest closer to a point beyond which it cannot recover. 1,345 square kilometers of the region have been cleared so far this month, higher than the previous monthly record.

Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C

Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively.