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Social distancing norms of 6 ft insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 ft: Study

May 27, 2020 8:51 pm

The researchers warned that the current pandemic may not stop in the summer of the northern hemisphere without proper intervention since there is an increasing chance of aerosol transmission in these parts of the world. The study noted that in hot and dry weather, respiratory droplets more easily evaporate into aerosol particles capable of long-range transmission.

Novel COVID-19 test can give results in just 45 minutes

April 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Much like the diagnostic kits currently in use, the new test can detect the novel coronavirus in samples obtained from respiratory swabs, the researchers said.

More than 700 at two California Universities under quarantine amid measles outbreak

April 27, 2019 12:01 pm

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area to be hit by measles. On Wednesday, federal health officials said the number of measles cases in the US had risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared “eliminated” in the country in 2000.

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim underwater without propulsion: Study

April 27, 2018 9:03 pm

Researchers have created a soft robot eel that is transparent, and able to swim 'silently' on salt water.

Fossil shows that life existed 3.5 billion years ago: Study

December 19, 2017 6:34 pm

A study of rocks in Western Australia found microorganisms preserved, that prove that life existed on Earth as early as 3.5 billion years ago.

Slain UCLA professor's wife pays him tribute

June 03, 2016 8:11 am

Mary Elise Klug says she is grateful for the outpouring of support from UCLA and elsewhere for what she calls an indescribable loss.

UCLA murder-suicide: Two dead, here's how it all unfolded

June 02, 2016 10:37 am

Groups of officers stormed into buildings that had been locked down and cleared hallways as police helicopters hovered overhead.

Mars-bound astronauts face dementia risk from cosmic rays

May 03, 2015 7:43 pm

The irradiated particles that compose these galactic cosmic rays are mainly remnants of past supernova events.

Effigies of black men found hanging in US campus spur debate

December 15, 2014 12:28 pm

The photographic images were found hanging at two prominent spots on one of the most famous American campuses.

The vast viral universe

November 02, 2014 12:32 am

For scientists who study the evolution and behaviour of viruses, the Ebola pathogen is performing true to its ancient and diverse kind