New York unveils plan to combat Zika threat

Currently 358 patients were confirmed to have contracted the disease in the US of which 40 were reported in New York.

SpaceX's Dragon arrives at ISS with inflatable space habitat

SpaceX's Dragon arrives at ISS with inflatable space habitat

The last time six vehicles were docked to the station was back in the space shuttle era, when Discovery visited in February 2011.

Watch: New retrievable satellite SJ-10 successfully launched by China!

Watch: New retrievable satellite SJ-10 successfully launched by China!

The experiments investigate how radiation affects genetics and are being conducted to try and make space travel safer in the future.

Scientists create antibody cocktail that cures Ebola-infected monkeys

A similar cocktail comprised of two ZMapp antibodies, which are produced in tobacco leaves instead of mammalian cells, protected only two of three monkeys.

White House unveils new broadband initiative

White House unveils new broadband initiative

The efforts also included a digital literacy pilot project, which will teach the basic skills needed to get people online in libraries, museums and community centres across the country.

Social media use disturbs young Swedes' sleep: Poll

Social media use disturbs young Swedes' sleep: Poll

Nearly half the young respondents said they are sleeping worse today than five years ago, while 31 percent said they believed social media is disturbing their sleep.

Ointment developed to combat skin cancer

The ointment is for external use and should be applied every third day for a period of about a month, during which the application zone should be protected, said the researchers.

British scientists awarded Denmark-based brain research prize

They have shown how the connection between brain cells in the hippocampus can be strengthened through repeated stimulation -- a phenomenon that is called long-term potentiation.

China to launch second space lab

China to launch second space lab

China's multi-billion-dollar space programme aims to put a permanent manned space station into service around 2022.

Chinese face growing cancer risk from dioxin

It said increasing dioxin emissions from the iron and steel and thermal power industries as well as cremation of wastes were also to blame for higher cancer risk from dioxin.

Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016

Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016

The Chinese market has benefited from an expanding middle class and thanks to companies such as Huawei and ZTE, it also has strong domestic manufacturers.

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

The satellite has been released from the upper stage of the H-2A rocket to begin a three-year mission.

Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

The legislature of the west-central state of Mato Grosso has also approved a law to allow cities to use drones to combat the mosquito.

Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases

Three of these patients have died because of Zika virus infection and six more suspicious deaths were under investigation.

China launches gravitational wave research project

China launches gravitational wave research project

The university plans to build a 5,000-square-metre observatory and a new lab occupying more than 10,000 square metres on Fenghuang mountain in Zhuhai city in Guangdong province.

Compound in broccoli slows cancer cell growth: Study

In the new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the intake of sulforaphane did reduce HDAC activity, as well as cancer cell growth.

Canada, US, Mexico to cooperate on climate change

Canada, US, Mexico to cooperate on climate change

During the meeting, the three ministers discussed the importance of trilateral cooperation and the continental approach to energy.

Pregnant Australian woman confirmed positive for Zika virus

Seven cases have been found in New South Wales state.

Brazilian scientists design Zika detecting test

The new test is likely to replace the two current ones used to diagnose Zika, which take several days.

Medicinal marijuana scheme to go before Australian parliament

In 2015, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia explored legalisation of the trade as no illicit drugs can be imported into Australia under Federal law.