Sunday, September 20, 2020

Alexa, go to the kitchen and fetch me a snack: New model gives robots...

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Wouldn’t we all appreciate a little help around the house, especially if that help came in the form of a smart, adaptable,...

When a bird brain tops Harvard students on a test

By Juan Siliezar Harvard Staff Writer/Harvard Gazette What happens when an African grey parrot goes head-to-head with 21 Harvard students in a test measuring a type...

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot?

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades,...

New bat study may provide clues to protect against coronaviruses

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New York-- Researchers are investigating how coronaviruses would affect cells upon entry into the bat host in the nasal passages, to explain why symptomatic...

7 simple habits to make this planet a greener place

By IANSlife New Delhi-- The environment is undoubtedly at the core of our living and its degradation may affect the health of the entire eco-systems....

Earliest Genetic Glimpses of the Movement and Mingling of Peoples in West Asia 8,500...

By Juan Sillezar The Harvard Gazette New genetic research from around one of the ancient world’s most important trading hubs offers fresh insights into the movement...

Global warming reaches ocean depths, threatens deep-sea life

Sydney-- Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean...

COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality: Study

London-- Researchers have found that levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Exoplanet that vanished from sight likely never existed

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Washington-- What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system has now seemingly vanished from sight, suggesting that the exoplanet likely never existed. The...

Star’s strange moves around black hole proves Einstein right

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London-- After nearly 30 years of monitoring, scientists have found that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky...
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