Enormous 12-story Magellan telescope that will be the most powerful ever gets $205M funding boost

A gigantic new telescope, which will be more powerful than any that currently exist, just got a big boost of funding – $205 million – that will turbocharge its construction so that it can help to unlock cosmic secrets. The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is under construction and will allow scientists to see farther … Read more

UK government to only publish seven of the 24 environmental indicators for England this year

Environmental campaigners have accused the UK government of ‘cowardice’, over its decision to publish less than a third of the metrics it uses to track the health of nature in England this year. Keeping a close eye on indicators of biodiversity is an essential part of monitoring and managing threats, like climate change. The Department for … Read more

Poor children who make friends with rich kids are more likely to increase their future incomes

Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals are on the rise, with many backing the system as a possible solution for unemployment caused by the rise of machines equipped with artificial intelligence taking over the workforce. The system would see governments paying every citizen of a country a base salary to cover costs including food and rent. … Read more

World’s first ‘carbon neutral car’ unveiled that removes carbon dioxide from the air as it drives

Road transport contributes about 16 per cent of global carbon dioxide – but what if our cars could actually start capturing these emissions? Student engineers have unveiled their design for the world’s first ‘carbon neutral car’, which removes and stores carbon dioxide from the air as it drives down the road. Air flows in through a … Read more

Elon Musk is planning to build his own airport outside of Austin

Elon Musk is reportedly planning to build an airport for himself and top executives at his companies outside of Austin.  Conceptual plans have been confirmed for the private airport, which would be somewhere east of Austin, near Bastrop, sources told Austonia. The exact location and a potential timetable were not revealed by the publication. In … Read more

China launches second of three modules to its permanent space station

China has launched the second of three modules that, together with the main body, make up its highly-ambitious ‘Tiangong’ space station. The new module, called Wentian, was launched on a Long March 5B rocket at 14:22 (06:22 GMT) on Sunday from Wenchang Space Launch Center on the island of Hainan, China. Wentian, a research lab dedicated … Read more

AI can spot patterns in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism

A new artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of spotting mental health conditions by sifting through brain imaging data to find patterns linked to autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s – and it can do so before the symptoms set in. The model was first trained with brain images from healthy adults and then shown those with mental … Read more

NASA shares incredible video of spot where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landed on the moon

NASA revealed an incredible video of the moon that zooms in on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing and their tracks on the lunar surface – still visible 53 years after the Apollo 11 landing.  ‘Today marks the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing – the first time that humans stepped on the surface … Read more

World’s fastest shark that can top speeds of 45mph is spotted swimming near Barcelona

World’s fastest shark that can hit speeds of 45mph is spotted swimming of Barcelona in first Mediterranean sighting in 10 years A shortfin mako shark was spotted swimming near Barcelona  The recent sighting was reported off the Garraf coast by an expedition team The shark, which is the fastest in the world, measured about eight … Read more

Fossils of 160-million-year-old water bugs are earliest example of insects protecting offspring

Fossils of 160-million-year-old water bugs discovered in China show it carried clusters of eggs on its leg – the earliest example of insects protecting their offspring until they hatch Fossilized remains of ancient water bugs have been found in China The fossils show the bugs carried clutches of eggs on one of its three legs … Read more

Tesla unveils a TRAILER with pop-out solar panels that can charge your electric car on the go

Tesla unveils a TRAILER with pop-out solar panels that could charge your electric car on the go and a built-in SpaceX Starlink internet satellite dish Tesla has unveiled new solar range extender trailer with Starlink internet system It revealed it at an exposition in Germany – but not expected to be available soon Tesla surprised … Read more

Satellite with GoPro attached takes epic selfie above Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Satellite with GoPro attached takes epic selfie above Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to capture immersive view of Earth in 4K resolution NanoAvionics used a GoPro attached to a selfie stick to take a 4K-resolution selfie about 342 miles above Australia’s Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of … Read more

Must see! World’s largest freshwater fish caught Cambodia

Real life river monster! Stingray weighing 661lbs and measuring 13ft-long caught in Cambodia is thought to be the world’s largest freshwater fish Scientists say the world’s largest freshwater fish was hooked in Cambodia  A local fisherman caught a stingray that weighs 661lbs and measures 13 ft-long The stingray, nicknamed ‘Boramy’ or ‘full moon’ in the … Read more