An unusual virus called Sulfolobus islandicus Rod-shaped Virus 2 (SIRV2 for short) could be a new weapon in the fight against pathogens, says an international group of researchers co-led by Dr David Prangishvili of Institut Pasteur in France and Dr Edward Egelman of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. SIRV2 belongs to a common [...] —> Read More
NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life.
This month, a scientific paper by teams working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN set the record for the number of authors on a paper – with more than 5,000 contributors. In the same week, a genomics paper had more than 1,000 authors. —> Read More
Forget ink, this pen lets you write with wine and beer – but only if you’re willing to waste alcohol
An Oregon-based designer has created a pen that sucks up liquid. Called the Winkpen, it does not need to use regular ink to write. Instead, any liquid with a staining property such as wine (shown) can be used. —> Read More
Called the Urus, the sleek but tall car (pictured) is expected to be built in Italy, having been rumoured to be put into production for years. It is expected to go on sale in 2017. —> Read More
It seemed to make sense, that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there’s cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.
Astronomers have identified a young planetary system which may aid in understanding how our own solar system formed and developed billions of years ago. —> Read More
Mice that spent three months aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth with thinning skin and surprising changes in hair follicles. —> Read More
HOUSTON, May 27 (UPI) — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent most of early Wednesday morning relocating a module from one port to another. —> Read More
A London-based developer has created Super Mario code for Macs. Called Screentendo, it uses a window to change a website into ‘blocks’. Mario can then be controlled around the stage (shown). —> Read More