These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they’ve spread to 10 countries around the world

Zero Mass Water  Zero Mass Water makes solar panel arrays that pull clean drinking water from the air. The $ 4,500 arrays launched in the United States in late 2017. Now they’re expanding to Australia thanks to a $ 420,000 grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Zero Mass arrays could come in handy in […]

Hay fever: One in six believe the common allergy problem is spread like a COLD

The forecaster urged sufferers to check pollen levels daily throughout the summer to help monitor their condition. Of 2,000 British people surveyed, 16 per cen thought hay fever could be passed from person to person. Around a fifth (21 per cent) did not realise a runny nose could be a symptom of hay fever and one in […]

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

Tech Insider Basic income will be widespread by the 2030s, according to Google futurist and director of engineering Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is known for making seemingly wild predictions. In 2016, he predicted that by 2029, medical technology will add an extra year to human life expectancies on an annual basis. “We’re going to have more […]

Study finds conspiracy theories aren’t all spread by tinfoil-hat-wearing crazies

An exhaustive new study has shed light on how conspiracy theories spread online and who actually believes them. As conspiracy theories seem more widespread than ever, a team of Australian researchers tried to unravel why the often outlandish beliefs gain widespread appeal. The researchers forensically examined every entry on the Reddit r/Conspiracy page from 2007 […]

A major US publisher linked to Trump allies has put out a 97-page propaganda spread on the Saudi crown prince

Mark Wilson/Getty Images A major US publisher with links to President Donald Trump has released a nearly 100-page magazine devoted exclusively to praising Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.  The magazine has been popping up at retailer across the US, and seems to be part of a reported multi-million-dollar global PR campaign to change […]

Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America

Enlarge / A sapodilla, one of the fruits used by the native inhabitants of Central America. (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Prehistoric humans helped spread edible fruit species across Central and South America, even as they wiped out the megafauna that had done so previously. In the process, we maintained and even expanded the plants’ habitats, increased […]

Scarlet fever outbreak update LIVE: Number of UK cases rocket as fears of spread grow

Scarlet fever is a contagious bacterial illness that can affect both adults and children, and this year, cases have been on the rise across England. Across England and Wales, there have been 8,274 suspected cases of scarlet fever reported. This is double the number from last year, and 16 times the number of cases reported […]