Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Swedish scientists have discovered a new organ under the skin that helps process certain kinds of pain.According to National Geographic, mechanical pain was typically thought to be perceived through sensitive nerve cell endings in the epidermis.
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X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

Astronomers have found a novel way to explore the regions around a black hole.In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say that they were able to use x-ray echoes around a black hole to map the celestial body's surroundings.
Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have shut down public transport to stop the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 15,738 pounds of its beef patty products as they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic.
Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.
China's single-use plastic ban explained

China's single-use plastic ban explained

China will be implementing a ban on single-use plastics over the next five years.
Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Cardiff University researchers have identified a mechanism in our immune system that could be utilized to treat most cancers.
China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

A new virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan has made 440 people sick, at least nine of whom have died, as of Wednesday, Reuters reports, citing China's National Health Commission.
Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Ghost nets are commercial fishing nets discarded by fishers or lost in the ocean.The Maui News reports that local authorities are asking for the public's help to recover a very large ghost net floating in Hawaii's near seas.