Science News
China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:23:16 -0500
China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:38:04 -0500
A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.
'Cheating' gorillas show clever puzzle-solving
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:45:29 -0500
Gorillas at a zoo in England have demonstrated a distinctly human trait while attempting to solve a new puzzle game - cheating.
SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:35:09 -0500
(This story corrects to delete incorrect information that rocket carried a University of Illinois satellite)
NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:59:33 -0500
NASA's deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years. 
Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:03:43 -0500
A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission in October was aborted in midair because of a rocket malfunction.
NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon program funding
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:51:01 -0500
NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency's renewed long-term moon program, a private-public undertaking to develop technology that will explore the lunar surface.
Ancient toothless whale was forerunner of modern cetacean giants
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:24:02 -0500
A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today's huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday.
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:58:23 -0500
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.
New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste, researchers say
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:28:25 -0500
Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills.
India's Earth observation satellite among 31 sent into space
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 04:26:50 -0500
India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space on Thursday, including its own advanced earth observation satellite among the other smaller ones launched for eight countries.
Amazon's latest gadget: a self-driving toy car for coders
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:02:53 -0500
Self-driving cars, meet Amazon's self-driving toys.
Scientists create "mini placenta" organoids in a lab dish
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:55:17 -0500
- Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage.
Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:39:31 -0500
Furhat tilts his or her head, smiles, exudes empathy and warmth, and encourages us to open up.
Chinese geneticist reveals another "potential" gene-edited pregnancy
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:19:32 -0500
A Chinese scientist at the center of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed there was a second "potential" pregnancy as part of the research.
Scientists, officials in China abhor gene editing that geneticist claims
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:41:40 -0500
Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged.
NASA's InSight lands on Mars to peer into planet's deep interior
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:09:21 -0500
NASA's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars on Monday with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.
Make a meal of mealworms, Hong Kong startup says
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:55:10 -0500
Pasta prepared with mealworms raised in your own home?
NASA's Mars InSight probe pierces planet's atmosphere to begin descent
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:31:58 -0500
The NASA Mars science probe InSight streaked into the planet's thin atmosphere on Monday and began its descent to the surface in a make-or-break landing attempt that was expected to end in a touchdown within seven minutes, mission controllers said.
NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:37:01 -0500
NASA's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through space.

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