Hibah Mirza

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Six amazing sights that look even better from the ISS

The astronauts living on the ISS get to experience the wonders of the universe’s natural phenomena like no one else<p><i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The …

Astronomy

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time<p>An experimental gene therapy reduces the rate at which nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients degenerate and die, according to new results from a small clinical trial, published in …

Neuroscience

When and where can I see the 'Supermoon' 2015 and 'Blood Moon'?

Tonight's 'Supermoon' is the first of three spectacular lunar shows this year<p>Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.<p>That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.<p>Tonight's full moon will …

Clockwise to Titan

I’ve been on holiday, and my son read a book I liked, so here’s an idle bit of logrolling which might be of interest. Back to business shortly<p>One of the nice things about writing a book is that people start sending you books to read. It is especially good when the books are from and by people that …

Physics

Can You Crack The NSA's Top-Secret Crossword Puzzles?

The National Security Agency just released archive editions of its in-house magazine, Cryptolog. Check out the crosswords.<p>The National Security Agency has just released back issues of <i>Cryptolog</i>, the agency's in-house, formerly top-secret news magazine. In some of those issues, you'll find: cool '70s …