Month: August 2019

Frankfurt Auto Show Tightens Security After Threats From ‘Rocks In The Gearbox’ Environmentalist Group

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 14: The German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks into a Volkswagen ID Crozz electric crossover concept car during her visit at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show ‘Internationale Automobil Ausstellung’ (IAA) on September 14, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Frankfurt Auto Show is taking place during a turbulent period…

EIGHT ways the world could END! How supervolcanoes, robots and even ALIENS could trigger apocalypse

A science journalist has identified eight ways the world could end, with lethal biotechnology, Terminator-style robots and nuclear war being the biggest threats to life on Earth.Bryan Walsh, 41, a former foreign correspondent and author from Brooklyn, also addressed climate change, supervolcanoes, asteroids, disease and even aliens in his new book.End Times: A Brief Guide…

Why do these lab-grown mini-brains emit brain waves?

In what could be a significant finding to understand the development of the human brain, a group of scientists has created miniature brains from stem cells that developed a functional neural network.A group of stem cells. Credit: Wikipedia CommonsThese lab-grown brains are the first observed to produce brain waves that resemble those of preterm babies,…

CRISPR now able to cut, splice whole chromosomes

Until recently, the gene-editing tool CRISPR has only been able to make changes within single genes.The new tools allow scientists to cut and splice larger chunks of genetic material.The findings will likely have major implications for a variety of research fields, and also allow researchers to create synthetic species that can produce molecules not made…

China’s lunar rover discovers ‘gel-like’ substance with ‘unusual colour’ in crater on moon

Chang’e-4 launched from the Xichang satellite launch centre in Sichuan, south-west China at 6:30 GMT on December 7 October 24, 2007 – China launches Chang’e-1, an unmanned satellite, into space where it remains operational for more than a year. October 1, 2010 – China launches Chang’e-2. This was part of the first phase of the Chinese moon programme.…