Jeffrey Laureanno

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Scott Kelly Is Now Two Inches Taller Than When He Left Earth

This could cause some twin envy.<p>Scott Kelly has made a triumphant and safe return from space, and now the science of how a year of microgravity affected his body can begin. There are bound to be some interesting discoveries as he's compared to his Earthbound twin Mark, but the first one is easy to …

NASA’s New Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Scientists at NASA and Johns Hopkins University are working on a space probe that will literally touch the surface of the sun. NASA’s Solar Probe Plus, which is currently being built, will cost $1.5 billion and will carry an array of sensors into the sun’s corona, where they will (hopefully) …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Stem cells from human skin turned into kidney tissue

Scientists in Australia succeed in growing ‘organoids’ comparable to early stage of a baby’s kidneys that have collecting ducts and filtering units called nephons<p>Human stem cells have been turned into clumps of kidney tissue in a crucial first step towards building new organs for patients in the …