Dubai plans to cut carbon emissions by 30% by the end of 2030, the emirate’s government media office said on Sunday on its website. The plan is part of a broader strategy, announced by the United Arab Emirates in October, to achieve carbon emission neutrality by 2050, the office said. Continue Reading

IMAGE SOURCE, SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYImage caption,  Neodymium-iron-boron is the strongest permanent magnet material in wide-scale use today Name a technology that is all around us, underpins our modern way of living but is hardly recognised for its contribution. How about the magnet?The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering hopes our awareness and appreciation willContinue Reading

A black diamond weighing a staggering 555.55 carats is going up for auction at Sotheby’s and living up to its name “The Enigma.” Bidding opens on Feb. 3 at 6 a.m. PST (1400 GMT) and closes on Feb. 9, Sotheby’s said, adding cryptocurrency will be accepted for payment of theContinue Reading

Germany’s new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “The shortage of skilled workers has become so serious by now that it is dramaticallyContinue Reading

Fossil fuel emissions aren’t just driving climate change and worsening air quality, they’re also hurting crop yields enough to cause some $63 billion in annual losses in East Asia, scientists say. With high levels of ozone pollution, China, South Korea and Japan are seeing diminished yields in wheat, rice, andContinue Reading

Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through. An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering warnings of 1.2-metre tsunami waves andContinue Reading

Streets have been eerily quiet in recent months as coronavirus lockdowns imposed by governments around the world hit the pause button on normal life. Streets have been eerily quiet in recent months as coronavirus lockdowns imposed by governments around the world hit the pause button on normal life. And whileContinue Reading

 EGO/VIRGO COLLABORATION/PERCIBALLIThe LIGO-Virgo collaboration runs some of the most exquisite scientific instruments ever built Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before. It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as “neutron stars”, but has less mass than black holes. Such “black neutron stars” were notContinue Reading

‘Possibility of life’: scientists map Saturn’s exotic moon Titan Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyondContinue Reading