Researchers develop painkiller with no side effects
Tests of a new painkiller, Tiovyurtsin, have shown that it works for longer, suppresses pain symptoms of various etiologies and has no toxic effects on the body. Prolonged use (28 days) of the drug does not induce drug dependence, so the drug could be used as a replacement for morphine.
Source: Science News Journal
New species of giant herbivorous dinosaur found in outback Australia
A new species of giant herbivorous dinosaur, called Savannasaurus elliottorum, has been found in outback Australia. The new specimen has led researchers to propose a new theory of how the species spread across the ancient megacontinent of Gondwana, which joined Australia, Africa, Antarctica and South America.
Source: The Guardian
Our theory on how solar systems are formed might be wrong
The discovery of the first "binary–binary" – two massive companions around one star in a close binary system, one so-called giant planet and one brown dwarf, or "failed star" – has led a University of Florida astronomer to question whether what we understand about solar system formation is correct.
Mars lander lost on its descent, ESA confirms
A space probe that was developed to look for signs of life on Mars has been lost, the European Space Agency has confirmed. Mission controllers said they are in the dark about the fate of the Schiaparelli probe, which is believed to have touched down on Wednesday after a seven-year journey.
Source: Sky News
Nintendo's new console is a hit with fans but not with investors
Shares in Nintendo fell by as much as 7% following the release of a teaser video for its upcoming hybrid games console the Nintendo Switch. Despite a largely positive reception from fans and media alike, Switch failed to wow Japanese investors, with many, it seems, not ready to forgive Nintendo for the performance of the Wii U.
Source: Ars Technica
Tesla to make all its new cars self-driving
Electric carmaker Tesla has said all of its cars will have the hardware – basically a super-computer in a car – needed to drive completely on their own. But despite cameras, sensors and radars being introduced, it is still expected to be years before Tesla's vehicles become fully self-driving.