Sci-tech

This ‘Siberian unicorn’ walked the Earth alongside humans

This ‘Siberian unicorn’ walked the Earth alongside humans Paleontologists say they were around much longer than originally thought, living until at least 39,000 years ago - meaning the animals lived at the same time as humans. "The environment where the animal was living seems to have changed quite considerably around the same time it went extinct", he continued. The rhino's specialised diet may have been its downfall. [Full Article...]

NASA has nine new ways to deliver payloads to the moon

NASA has nine new ways to deliver payloads to the moon Rather, NASA says the nine USA companies will be eligible to bid delivery services for getting science payloads to the moon. "When we go to the moon, we want to be one customer of many customers in a robust marketplace between the earth and the moon", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said at a news briefing on Thursday . [Full Article...]

Dusky gopher frog suffers setback in U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Dusky gopher frog suffers setback in U.S. Supreme Court ruling The federal government can't designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a victory to property owners. It is noted for covering its eyes with its front legs when it feels threatened, peeking out periodically until danger passes. The landowners claimed that their land was not... [Full Article...]

Tragic end to multiple mass whale strandings in New Zealand

Tragic end to multiple mass whale strandings in New Zealand It is understood the humpback whale died in a separate incident but washed up on the same shore. Two whales died before they could be rescued, two more rebeached themselves, but it was a more tragic story for 145 pilot whales at the other end of the country. [Full Article...]

NASA engineers celebrated InSight landing with National Football League handshake

NASA engineers celebrated InSight landing with National Football League handshake The panels are modeled on those used with NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, though InSight's are slightly larger in order to provide more power output and to increase their structural strength. InSight was the eighth spacecraft to have landed successfully on Mars, all of them operated by Nasa. The lander survived what scientists referred to as "seven minutes of terror" as it touched down on the re... [Full Article...]

Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’ The group's pioneer that shares the namesake of the editing technology has enrolled its first patient in a European study and recently opened enrollment in the USA for patients with severe sickle cell disease in trials with partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. [Full Article...]

Gene-edited babies and cloned monkeys: China tests bioethics

Without commenting directly on He's controversially claimed work, Baltimore said: "It is unfortunate that his work has not yet been peer-reviewed, and so there is not an independent analysis offered by experts". "I think parents who really love their children will not use gene editing to increase their babies' intelligence, hair or eye color". A microplate containing embryos that have been i... [Full Article...]

Infectious Micro-Organisms found on International Space Station, NASA Announces

They do not threaten people, but still cause concern among scientists. NASA has confirmed that five strains of antibiotics-resistant bacteria called Enterobacter bugadensis have been identified onboard the International Space Station. [Full Article...]


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