Moving Forward: From old plants to new planets
Editor's note: This new section we're calling "Moving Forward" aims to bring together all the newest developments and breakthroughs concerning technology, nature and humans.
Following are the top eight most recent developments in our world.
1. One in five of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction, a global report has shown, according to The Guardian.
2. More than 1,250 new planets were discovered through NASA's Kepler space telescope.
3. Air pollution is rising at a startling rate in many cities across the globe, with the poorest cities being the most at risk, according to the World Health Organization.
4. The world's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died in New York City at age 116. That made Italy's Emma Morano, 116, the new oldest living person and the last verified living person to have been born in the 19th century.
5. NASA detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere.
6. April 2016 broke global temperature records, marking seven months of new highs as it was the hottest April ever recorded.
7. Renewable energy smashed global records in 2015, a report has shown, after more worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy than ever before.
8. All scientific papers and research supported by public and public-private funds will be free and available to everyone by 2020 under EU proposals.