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Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.

Alaska's tundra releasing more CO2 than it takes in

The Alaskan tundra appears to be emitting more carbon dioxide than it captures, a dynamic that could accelerate climate warming as vast stores of CO2 trapped in Arctic soils are unlocked by rising temperatures.

Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US

In a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.

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Egypt celebrates the discovery of the statue of Ramses

The statue was discovered by Egyptian and German archaeologists in the slums of Cairo, near the ancient city of Heliopolis. The statue was buried in mud and water in the area where he lives, the working class Matariya.

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

SpaceX ready to launch again after explosion

SpaceX says it has determined the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again as early as Sunday.

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up. More than 7,000 years after they were embalmed by the Chinchorro people, an ancient civilization in modern-day Chile and Peru, 15 mummies were taken to a Santiago clinic last week to undergo DNA analysis and computerized tomography scans.

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Life under the shoot ice from a drone sub

A robot submarine has captured under the Antarctic ice shelf extraordinary images that reveal an amazingly colorful world populated by pink algae, sponges in the shape of coconuts, annelids like dandelion flowers.

All eyes on Trump over Mars

The year 2016 has seen a rekindling of the human desire to conquer Mars, with public and private interests openly vying to take the first step on the Red Planet, possibly with a stopover on the Moon.

Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history

Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while.

«Thank the aliens»: Thousands displaced for China's huge telescope

Humanity’s best bet at detecting aliens is a giant silver Chinese dish the size of 30 football fields -- one that simultaneously showcases Beijing's abilities to deploy cutting-edge technologies and ignore objectors' rights as it seeks global prominence.

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The «supermoon» in the sky above Beijing

In the Chinese capital, the tourists are positioned with telephoto lenses to Jingsahn park to admire the largest and bright moon of the last sixty years, the effect of the full moon coincide with the perigee, ie closest approach to the Earth of our satellite.

Lab-grown stem cells regenerate monkey hearts

In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown from a single monkey's skin cells revitalised the damaged hearts of five sick macaques, scientists reported Monday.

Blood test may help prevent overuse of antibiotics

An inexpensive blood test could one day tell doctors whether an infection is caused by a virus or a bacteria, and help prevent unwarranted prescribing of antibiotics, researchers said Wednesday.

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