Japan Spacecraft Starts Yearlong Journey Home From Asteroid
JAXA scientists hope the samples contain carbon and organic matter that could explain how they are related to Earth Japan‘s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could... Read more
Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk
Two Nasa astronauts are making the first all-female spacewalk. After suiting up, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station’s Quest airlock to replace a failed power control unit. The astronauts will have to venture to one end of the ISS. Once there, they will then spend... Read more
Experts Warns Over Genetic Testing at Home
People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts have warned. The University of Southampton team, writing in the British Medical Journal, warn results can be unreliable. The geneticists said the tests could be wrongly reassuring – or lead to unnecessary worry. 23andMe,... Read more
Scientists in the Netherlands Show Off World’s First Artificial Womb for Humans
Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies. Premature birth, before 37 weeks, is globally the biggest cause of death among newborns. But, the development also raises ethical questions about the future of baby... Read more
Deadly Parasite ‘Jumped’ from Gorilla to Humans According to Scientists
A rare and unfortunate sequence of events allowed a deadly type of malaria in gorillas to “jump” species and attack humans, according to scientists. Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria every year and Plasmodium falciparum – the type the researchers studied – accounts for most cases. African... Read more
3 Scientists Get Nobel for Cosmic Discoveries, Planet Outside Solar System
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2019 on Tuesday was awarded to three scientists for their focus on the cosmos and the discovery of a new planet outside the solar system. The prize was given to James Peebles for his “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and Michael Mayor and... Read more
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has landed back on Earth
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori has returned to Earth. After eight days in space Al Mansoori, the country’s first astronaut, touched down safely in Kazakhstan this afternoon (Thursday) just before 3pm (Dubai time). Footage broadcast by Russia’s space agency showed the Soyuz MS-12 capsule carrying Al Mansoori, NASA astronaut... Read more
‘Is the Earth Unique?’ Water Detected in Atmosphere of Exoplanet
A little known planet that is about 110-light-years away from our solar system might be able to host life, a new study has found. Astronomers at the Centre for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London (UCL) detected water vapour in the atmosphere of the K2-18b “exoplanet,” a planet... Read more
Iran and China to Improve Mutual Ties in the Fields of Science and Technology
More than 50 Iranian knowledge-based companies are slated to visit Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai in November 10-14, 2019, in a bid to develop ties with their counterparts and partners in the Far Eastern country. An Iranian delegation, comprised of representative from 50 knowledge-based companies, and led by... Read more
Researchers are Exploring Fertility Preservation in Transgender Women
Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are exploring fertility preservation in transgender women. And while they say there are no guarantees, they report it’s possible to start producing sperm after stopping drugs that suppress maleness. In a new case report, researchers found one... Read more