Prospects for Human Zika Vaccine Bolstered by Successful Test in Mice
A group of scientists reported that the successful test of a Zika virus vaccine in mice demonstrates that the development of a single-dose human inoculation for brain-damaging virus is not only possible, but likely.
// Jun. 29, 2016 - 07:18 GMT
North American Leaders to Announce Plan to Achieve 50% Clean Energy by 2025
White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese said that the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will release a plan at their summit this week in Ottawa that will include an ambitious goal to achieve 50 percent clean energy within the next decade.
// Jun. 28, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Brace Yourselves! New Monster Volcanic Eruption Nears in Iceland
Iceland has not been dubbed 'the land of volcanoes' for no reason: the little island nation has world's highest number of volcanos per capita. Unsurprisingly, Icelanders get to experience deadly eruptions every now and then. Today, one of the most dangerous volcanoes is ready to erupt anytime.
// Jun. 22, 2016 - 19:47 GMT
Big-Game Hunters: Norway World's #1 Whale Killer
There are only three countries in the world which deal in commercial whaling, and Norway has recently come under fire from animal rights watchdogs for supposedly killing more whales than Iceland and Japan. Remarkably, the international criticism came amid the Norwegian whalers' frustration with low quotas.
// Jun. 22, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
Magnitude 5.4 Subsea Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has occurred off the coast of Vanuatu.
// Jun. 20, 2016 - 13:44 GMT
New Study Confirms Black Hole Background of Gravitational Waves
Scientists studying black holes at the observatory where gravitational waves were discovered last year have detected another wave, and predict that following the breakthrough, hundreds will be detected each year.
// Jun. 20, 2016 - 02:41 GMT
At All Costs: Oil-Rich Norway to Pay Dearly for Carbon Neutrality
Norway has been Western Europe's main oil producer for decades. Recently Oslo committed itself to becoming carbon-neutral two decades ahead of the set date, despite the fact that this bold step may cost the affluent Nordic country billions of dollars.
// Jun. 16, 2016 - 18:42 GMT
‚ÄėThe Cause for Alarm‚Äô: May 2016 Was Earth‚Äôs Hottest Month Ever
May of 2016 has been named the hottest month in recorded history NASA reported, adding that abnormal temperatures especially affected the northern hemisphere, with unprecedented polar ice-sheet melting during the spring.
// Jun. 16, 2016 - 09:19 GMT