Pilgrims trekking to a sacred cave in the Himalayas this July and August can expect hi-tech security measures including drone cameras. Amarnath Yatra, a Hindu pilgrimage, involves a risky mountain trek, with additional threat of danger from guerilla attacks.
The new locks of the Panama Canal opened on June 26, 2016 in an inauguration of the $5.4-billion "Panamax" expansion. Caribbean Princess is set to be the first mega-ship cruise vessel to use the new locks in a voyage scheduled for Oct 2017,
Scientists are reporting that gut bacteria can influence our moods, identifying a “depression microbe” that feeds on brain chemicals.
What common weight loss myth are being debunked by science? The idea that restrictive dieting the key to weight loss is one. Another myth assumes losing weight will lead to better health, but that may not be true.
Hundreds of clinics in the USA are part of an unregulated market selling stem cell treatments to Americans. A study counts 570 clinics in almost every state that are advertising unapproved stem cell therapies.
The infamous “hole in the ozone layer” may be on its way to recovery. Climate scientists have detected “the first fingerprints of healing” in the depleted ozone region over Antarctica.
Rapid advances are happening in solar tech, as engineers from South Korea unveiled the thinnest solar cells yet constructed. The 1-micrometer photovoltaic cells are even slimmer than the ones recently developed at MIT.
A tomb in Denmark was found with the remains of a Viking man and woman who were buried with high honors. The burial structure is a dødehus or "death house" that dates to 950 AD.
German researchers have used 3-D printing to make a micro camera small enough to enter a syringe needle and get injected into the human body.
Scientists have built a device that can extract rough images out of a human brain. It might be called a mind-reading machine, if you're feeling generous, the technology is not yet ready for primetime.
Early puberty in girls has become a growing concern throughout the developed world, and studies indicate that it is linked with elevated risk of breast cancer, heart disease, depression, and even alcohol abuse.
Threats to the Amazon rainforest are more wide-ranging than people realize, and small-scale human activities are making the forest much more flammable, leading to wildfires and the loss of biodiversity.
Home testing of malaria and other diseases, including cancer, may become cheap and easy following the devlopment of new test using paper strips. The cost of medical testing can be as low as 50 cents per strip.
Electricity use from solar energy sources could jump up sixfold by the year 2030, as costs go down, making solar energy cheaper than coal or gas in multiple scenarios.