Breakthrough mosquito discovery could eradicate dengue fever
Infecting mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria dramatically reduces their ability to transmit dengue fever, according to a breakthrough study.
Scientists trying to breed a more climate friendly sheep
Farmers in the United Kingdom are trying to breed a less gassy, more climate-friendly sheep — livestock burps are a significant source of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions — but there are tradeoffs in sheep health, meat production an...
Top astronomy events for December 2023
From the best meteor shower of the year to the changing seasons, get ready for the top astronomy events for the month of December.
Scientists work to 3D bioprint a human heart in 5 years
A team of Stanford University engineers, cardiologists, and biology experts are at work to bioprint a fully functioning human heart to implant into a pig.
Biotech startup Cradle expands use of AI
European biotech startup Cradle is on the path to expanding its use of generative AI in the name of science with a $24 million Series A funding led by Index Ventures, taking the total raised to $33 million.
The London-based startup forecasting diseases
Imagine if we could forecast diseases like the weather, helping to stop potential pandemics in their tracks. That's the mission of Airfinity, one of Bloomberg's 25 startups to watch in the U.K.
Glaciers on Mount Rainier melting rapidly
Glaciers on Mount Rainier are melting at a rapid pace. Scientists are working to understand the scope of the issue and the impact it's having on the ecosystem.
NASA launches mission to study asteroid
A NASA mission to study an asteroid full of precious metals has blasted off. The Psyche mission — named for the asteroid it will study — will last six years and will provide data for future space mining.
Chipotle rolls out robots in its kitchens
Chipotle announced this week that it is testing using robots in its kitchens to prepare entrees ordered online. According to Chipotle, a collaborative robot will begin preparing online orders at the Chipotle Cultivate Center in Irvine, C...
2023 on track to be the hottest year on record
This year is on track to become the hottest on record, with the global mean temperature to date this year 0.52 degrees Celsius higher than average, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday. Scientists have ...
Long-range forecasters predict heavy winter snowfall
The cold season is upon us and AccuWeather's long range forecasters say El Nino will play a major role in our winter, impacting who could see above-average snowfall.
Scientists win physics Nobel Prize for atom breakthrough
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for studying how electrons zip around the atom during the tiniest fractions of seconds, a field that could one day lead to better electronics or disease diagnoses.
Scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for mRNA vaccines
Scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman have been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in medicine. Their research led directly to the first mRNA vaccines to fight COVID-19.
Scientists win medicine Nobel for COVID vaccine work
Hungarian Katalin Kariko and American Drew Weissman have won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries enabling the development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The duo, whose discoveries helped in the fight against the gl...
Plankton growth proves danger for marine life
Increased water surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean cause unusual growth of microorganisms, scientists in Thailand warn. As the ocean’s nutrients and oxygen are used up by plankton, fish and other marine animals take the hit.
Scientists solve great gravity antimatter mystery
Scientists at CERN, the world’s largest particle accelerator in Switzerland have announced that a pathbreaking experiment had confirmed that antimatter falls down with gravity — just like everything else. But that only leaves scientists ...
Scientists invent ice cream made from plastic waste
The world’s first food made from plastic waste - according to its developer - is vanilla ice cream, and despite being locked in a freezer in London she hopes it kickstarts a heated debate about the future of food and the plastic pollutio...
NASA abuzz over its first asteroid sample
NASA was buzzing with excitement as a space capsule carrying its first, and the world's largest, soil sample ever collected from an asteroid parachuted into the Utah desert, delivering the celestial specimen to scientists, who hope to ga...
Thai scientists studying drought-resistant rice
The weather in Thailand is considered so intense that the country is ranked ninth on the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 on nations most affected by “extreme weather events”. In Chainat province the overexploitation of groundwater coupled...
Scientists x-ray 'alien remains' in Mexico
The quest for extraterrestrial life intensifies as medical experts in Mexico conduct new tests on remains believed to belong to alleged extraterrestrials. Though skeptics claim the remains resembled paper mache, the scans reveal a skelet...
Exclusive look at Mexican 'extraterrestrials'
Journalists have been given rare access to two mummified corpses that Mexican journalist and UFO enthusiast Jaime Maussan says is among the most important discoveries in the history of humankind - evidence of aliens on Earth.
NASA releases awaited UFO report
NASA has released a much-anticipated report on UAPs — formerly known as UFOs. A 16-person panel determined there's no evidence that connects the sightings to extraterrestrial life, but it remains unclear what they are and NASA says more ...
Mummified 'alien corpses' presented to Mexico congress
Mexican lawmakers heard testimony that 'we are not alone' in the universe and saw the alleged remains of non-human beings in an extraordinary hearing marking the Latin American country's first congressional event on UFOs.
Electric vehicles and solid-state batteries
Climate change has forced a rethink in the automobile industry, and the internal combustion engine is on its way out. The future belongs to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. But the batteries that propel them are based on de...
New vaccine shows potential for lung cancer treatment
A recent clinical trial in France showed promising results with over 44% of lung cancer patients who received a therapeutic vaccine still alive one year after receiving the treatment. The treatment is tailor-made and artificial intellige...
Japan launches moon-bound rocket
A Japanese rocket is bound for the moon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H2-A rocket, which is carrying an advanced imaging satellite and a lightweight lander, took off around 8:42 a.m. local time from Tanegashima Space Center i...
Latest Moderna vaccine effective against new variant
Moderna says clinical trial data showed its updated COVID-19 vaccine will likely be effective against the highly-mutated BA.2.86 subvariant of the coronavirus that has raised fears of a resurgence of infections. The retooled shot has yet...
Virgin Galactic launches first space tourism flight
Virgin Galactic carried its first private tourists to the edge of space, a long-awaited milestone in founder Richard Branson's quest to build a "Spaceline for Earth." Bloomberg's Loren Grush joins Ed Ludlow to discuss on "Bloomberg Techn...
Ancient whale from Peru may be Earth's largest animal
In Peru, the remains of what may have been the largest and heaviest animal to have ever lived are now on display. While the blue whale has long held the heavyweight title, the discovery of this ancient species of whale could tip the scal...
Second-deepest ocean hole on earth discovered
Scientists and fishermen have discovered a deep blue hole just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula that offers the chance to see what oceans might have looked like millions of years ago. The Taam ja' Blue Hole, Mayan for "deep water",...