Astronomers and researchers are preparing to observe an impact off the coast of Sri Lanka after a newly discovered piece of space junk, officially named WT1190F. Scientists have worked out that WT1190F will plunge to Earth from above the Indian Ocean on November 13, making it one of the very few space objects whose impact can be accurately predicted, according to a Nature magazine article recently published.... More

Greenbelt, Maryland April 10 (RHC) The natural magnetic bubble surrounding the Earth known as the magnetosphere could be an essential part of what makes our planet habitable, according to new research investigating the impact of solar eruptions on the atmosphere of Venus published by the Journal of Geophysical Research.... More

Colorado, U.S. April 10 (RHC) The Sun also experiences variation in its seasons with periods of waxing and waning, over a time period that spans approximately two years, according to the newest research published by Nature Communications.... More

MADRID, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Spain could face heat waves with temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius by the year 2050, according to a report on the effects of climate change published on Tuesday.... More

A scientific high-point, is the discovery in 1881 by Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Barres (1833-1915) of the metaxenic contagion theory of disease, a finding that was decades ahead of the scientific thinking of the time.... More

Kingston, November 14 (RHC-NNN) -- A Jamaican researcher has warned that the Caribbean will have to take steps to respond to climate change, as predictions are that the region will become increasingly hotter and drier if the global temperature rise continues or increases.... More

Stanford, CA, November 13 (RHC) A team of scientists have discovered a protein called KEA3 which is crucial for immediate adjustment of photosynthetic efficiency in fluctuating light conditions and may be a main focus for those interested in improving crop productivity, as well as for advancing basic knowledge of photosynthetic biochemistry, according to a research published in Nature Communications Journal on Nov. 13.... More

Copenhagen, November 3 (RHC), -- Citing “clear and growing” human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued on Sunday Nov. 2, has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.... More

A new paper has found sea level rise is half due to melting ice and half due to ocean warming, including 13 percent from the deepest oceans, according to a report by John Abraham of the Guardian newspaper.... More

Los Angeles, October 15 (RHC) A New research published Wednesday in The Lancet Journal provides the first evidence of the medium- to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in humans.... More

Stockholm, October 7 (RHC) A Swedish 36-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby after receiving an uterus transplant as two more women are expected to give birth by end of year after womb transplants, according to The Lancet science journal.... More

Researchers have created the first chemical compound that requires Einstein's theory of relativity to explain its behavior, thanks to the presence of a super-heavy element, according to Science magazine.... More

Brasilia, February 28 (RHC)-- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff highlighted the work of Cuban health professionals that joined the program "More Doctors" and are lending their services in rural areas and special indigenous districts in this country.... More

La Paz, January 4 (RHC) Bolivia’s Public Works minister Vladimir Sanchez announced that some Argentinean companies and agencies are interested in purchasing the services of the Tupac Katari telecommunications satellite, recently launched by Bolivia.... More

Havana, December 4 (RHC)-- Experts from Cuba and other countries are attending the Seventh Cuban Congress of Meteorology, addressing weather prediction, climate change, agricultural and maritime weather prediction, pollution and the physics of the atmosphere.... More