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We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

Environmental Health

The World's First Universal Flu Vaccine Is Already Undergoing Clinical Trials

Fingers crossed!<p>A company in the UK is currently conducting a clinical trial of what could become the first universal flu vaccine in the world - an …

New double-pane quantum dot solar windows generate power with better efficiency

Researchers at an American national laboratory have now employed quantum dots for double-pane solar windows that offer shading, insulation, and, of …

Clean Energy

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Food Comas Are Real And They're Slowing Down Your Brain, New Study Finds

Send help.<p>Ever felt your brain a little sluggish a little while after eating sugar or a giant meal? You are probably feeling the effects of a sugar …

Diabetes

Scientists develop world's first 'speed breeding’ technique to boost production of wheat by three times- Technology News, Firstpost

Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can …

University of Queensland

Astronauts Have Identified Unknown Microbes in Space For The First Time

No aliens... yet.<p>Wheresoe'er humans roam, there you will also find microbes. It's just a fact of life - we contaminate everything we touch.<p>Which …

Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural …

Trump orders NASA to send American astronauts to the moon, Mars

President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 on Monday, directing NASA to return Americans to the surface of the moon and onward to …

Watch: Nasa astronaut captures shooting star from International Space Station

The glowing meteor was captured when the space station was travelling at a speed of 28,100kmph.<p>In a new video, Nasa astronaut Randy Bresnik has given …

NASA Just Unveiled Its Plan to Retrieve The First-Ever Samples From Mars

Mars rocks, anyone?<p>NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, "Mars 2020", which will collect samples from the surface of the red …

Jupiter Up Close Looks Like a Van Gogh Painting (10 Photos)

Juno is NASA’s current mission attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of science …

Astronomy

The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina. She wasn't wearing proper glasses.

Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view August’s historic solar eclipse but didn’t have a pair of protective glasses. She walked outside on Staten Island and glanced at the sun — 70 percent was covered — for about six seconds before deciding she needed eye protection.<p>She borrowed …

Solar Eclipse

The possibility of life beyond our solar system just got a lot slimmer

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there is an absolutely …

Spacesuit 'take me home' feature could save lost astronauts

The greatest fear for many astronauts is to get lost or disoriented during a spacewalk, especially if it's untethered. How do you get back to safety with no sense of direction, little to no help and a limited supply of oxygen? Researchers at Draper might offer a lifeline. They recently applied for …

WATCH: International Space Station Astronauts Make Pizza In Zero Gravity

Ever thought it was possible to make pizza in zero gravity? Well, a video released by NASA's Johnson Space Center on Saturday showed astronauts …

3D printing bacteria to clean up toxic chemicals or make band-aids that heal

ETH Zurich researchers developed a "living ink" for 3D printers that's made from bacteria, nutrients, and a polymer gel. In a small scale …

China's secret futuristic spaceplane designed to land horizontally could be launched by 2020

The spaceplane is reportedly capable of carrying both cargo and crew into space.<p>China appears to be been developing a new kind of spacecraft and …

The First Smallpox Vaccine Wasn’t What We Thought It Was

Edward Jenner figured out the connection between smallpox and humans from a milkmaid’s blistered hands. But it turns out cows aren’t actually the key …

Supermoon will be visible for the only time in 2017

For the first and only time in 2017, a visible supermoon will illuminate the sky starting Sunday night.<p>The supermoon will seem 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter to the naked eye, wrote Gordon Johnston, a program executive with NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft system. The moon will appear largest …

Supermoon

NASA Just Communicated With Our Only Spacecraft Outside The Solar System

Voyager 1 heard us from over 20 billion kilometres away.<p>In the cold darkness of interstellar space, way past the Kuiper belt, Voyager 1 is continuing …

Why Girls Leave STEM - And What You Can Do About It

The importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to the success of children is undeniable. Yet, women are leaving STEM in droves. Research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that it is not one sole factor that turns women away from STEM, but rather a …

Autism Gene Mutation Causes Too Many Brain Connections

At the root of the issue is a malfunctioning gene within the brain cells called neurons. The RNF8 gene helps to regulate the connections, known as …

NASA Sounding Rocket To Probe The Space Between The Stars

NASA is to launch a sounding rocket for a 15-minute exploration of one of the deep mysteries of space – the intergalactic medium.<p>The cold, dark spaces between the stars and galaxies of the night sky aren’t empty – that’s actually where most of the matter in the Universe is. It’s called the …

Starwatch: the November night sky

November 2017 star chart<p>In a month that has the Milky Way stretching almost overhead during most of Britain’s hours of darkness, the highlights are a conjunction in our pre-dawn twilight between the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and a return of the Leonids meteor shower under moonless …

Astronomy

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | The Star

I’m sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend, Amiko; my daughters, …

Penguin Random House

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Solar Panels

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

2017 September 24 - How to Identify that Light in the Sky

<b>How to Identify that Light in the Sky</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> HK (The League of Lost Causes)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one …

Translation

A binary asteroid that’s actually a binary comet

If I ask you to close your eyes and picture an asteroid, you’ll probably think of a gray, battered, vaguely spherical object with lots of craters.<p>If …