Record melt: Greenland lost 586 billion tons of ice in 2019

Greenland lost a record amount of ice during an extra warm 2019, with the melt massive enough to cover California in more than four feet (1.25 meters) of water, a new study said. Aft...

Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet. Scientists reported Monday that the seismo...

Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of ti...

Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal. The researche...

Taiwan-led research on drug allergies inspires new way of treating cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An international research team led by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital found that antigen-specific T-cell receptors (TCR) played an important role in triggering drug allergies...

Neuroscientists in Taiwan identify key player in brain disease

Taipei (CNA) Neuroscientists at Academia Sinica have identified a key protein that exacerbates brain diseases such as Huntington's disease, which could shed light on future drug development, the i...

Taiwanese team confirms Moore's Law with breakthrough in chip design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese team which achieved a breakthrough in computer chip research has seen its results published in the magazine Nature Communications, the Ministry of Science and ...

Ultrasound jiggles open brain barrier, a step to better care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Alzheimer's patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily jiggle an opening in its protective shield. ...

Scientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-species

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method for saving the northern white rhino from extinction. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, re...

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

BERLIN (AP) — Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday....

Working muscles grown from skin stem cells in lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a world first, working muscles were grown from skin stem cells at a laboratory at Duke University in the United States. According to a report published in the journa...

Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals

NEW YORK (AP) — What killed off the Neanderthals? It's a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, they were doomed anyway. Our close evolutionary cousins enjo...

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely...

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom...

1st Brexit: Study shows Britain's original split from Europe

BERLIN (AP) — It was a literal Brexit — Britain's geographical separation from mainland Europe — which newly published research reveals to have been caused by a period of slow erosion, then a cataclys...