Category: Life

Increase in Fake Science Publications Threatens Academic Publishing Integrity

A research team member looks through a microscope of bacteria use for producing anti-body against malaria at Westminster University in London.InternationalIndiaAfricaThe integrity of academic publishing is facing a challenge from the proliferation of fake science publications, which are being produced at an alarming rate by commercial “editing services” or “paper mills.” The latter use AI-supported […]

New Chinese-Made Passenger Plane C919 Makes First Commercial Flight – State Media

China’s first big passenger plane C919 (File)InternationalIndiaAfricaBEIJING (Sputnik) – The first commercial flight of China’s mainline passenger airliner C919 successfully took place on Sunday, Chinese television reported. The official China Eastern Airlines app said that the aircraft took flight MU9191 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Beijing Shawdu International Airport on May 28, departing at […]

Betelgeuse Star Acting Strange Again, Study Says

A plume on Betelgeuse (artist’s impression)InternationalIndiaAfricaThe red supergiant Betelgeuse continues to experience feverish activity after a coronal mass ejection of 400 billion times that of our sun in 2019.After the Great Dimming four years ago, scientists have detected a sudden sharp increase in luminosity being emitted by the red giant Betelgeuse, with the star siting […]

Super Typhoon Mawar to Become Most Powerful Storm on Earth in More Than 2 Years

Typhoon Mawar InternationalIndiaAfricaMary ManleyOn Wednesday, the storm moved north of Guam as a Category 4 cyclone. Since then, it has swelled to a Category 5 storm and is on track to become one of the top-10 strongest storms to occur globally since 2000. Super Typhoon Mawar is now picking up speed and is set to […]

Software Malfunction Causes Lunar Landing Module to Crash, Says Ispace

Hakuto-R shows off its lunar lander, which is scheduled to be part of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a 2020 and 2021 missions, shown at the CES Unveiled at CES International, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Las Vegas.InternationalIndiaAfricaJapan’s ispace earlier detailed that its effort to mark the first private moon landing on Earth’s satellite […]

Neuralink Receives FDA Go-Ahead for First Human Trials

This video grab made from the online Neuralink livestream shows the Neuralink disk implant held by Elon Musk during the presentation on August 28, 2020. – Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late August 28 demonstrated progress made by his Neuralink startup in meshing brains with computers, saying the work is vital to the future of humanity. […]

Russia’s Satellites Will Be Taking Earth’s Images With Google Maps Resolution

The “Blue Marble,” the first fully illuminated photo of Earth taken by a human in 1972.InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s new generation Kondor-FKA-M radar satellites will be capable of taking images of the Earth’s surface at a resolution of up to half a meter (1.6 feet) in detailed imagery, Alexei Rabochiy, the chief designer at the […]

SETI to Send Fake ‘Alien Message’ From Mars to Earth to Test Detection Abilities

CSIRO radio telescopeInternationalIndiaAfricaIn order to test its ability to detect a real signal sent to Earth by extraterrestrials, Earthlings are going to remotely send themselves a fake alien message from Mars later this week.On Thursday, the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), parked in orbit around the red planet, will broadcast an encoded […]

WhatsApp Allows Users to Edit Messages

WhatsApp logoInternationalIndiaAfricaWhatsApp Messenger is a popular cross-platform messaging application that allows users to communicate with each other through text, voice and video calls, as well as share files and multimedia content. With more than 2 billion active users worldwide, WhatsApp has become an essential tool for personal and professional communication.WhatsApp has added a new feature […]

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