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China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials

Chinese authorities launched an investigation into He’s work and said they had halted the kind of research he was undertaking.

21 Apr 2019 10:45 AM

SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand.

21 Apr 2019 10:37 AM

Discovery of eco-friendly material for refrigerators and ACs

Researchers described the enormous thermal changes under pressure achieved with plastic crystals.

19 Apr 2019 11:12 AM

Intelsat says satellite made by Boeing fails

The 29e propulsion system experienced damage, and while working to recover the satellite a second anomaly occurred.

19 Apr 2019 10:17 AM

Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors

They were not on the set of Star Wars, but at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province.

19 Apr 2019 10:09 AM

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NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies at 88

In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing.

19 Apr 2019 9:30 AM

US researchers begin CRISPR gene editing trials on humans

CRISPR is a technique in which modifications are made at the DNA level with the potential to cure many diseases.

18 Apr 2019 10:26 AM

NASA announces record-setting spaceflight mission by woman astronaut

The extended missions are aimed at gathering additional data on the effects of long-duration human spaceflight.

18 Apr 2019 10:25 AM

Yale study revives cellular activity in brains hours after death

The study offers no immediate clinical breakthrough for humans.

18 Apr 2019 9:51 AM

Scientist’s 3D print heart in major medical breakthrough

The scientists used fully personalised non-supplemented materials as bio-inks for 3D printing.

17 Apr 2019 11:46 AM

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300 feet deep liquid lake found on Saturn’s moon

Titan and Earth are the solar system’s two places with standing bodies of liquid on the surface.

16 Apr 2019 12:43 PM

NASA wants to know how you see the planet on Earth Day

NASA is inviting everyone to post a close-up photo of their favourite natural features of the planet,

14 Apr 2019 10:47 AM

Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon

The unmanned robotic lander suffered periodic engine and communications failures during the landing sequence.

13 Apr 2019 10:25 AM

NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body

Scott Kelly experienced thickening of the carotid artery and retina, weight loss, shifts in gut microbes, and a lot more.

13 Apr 2019 9:54 AM

Black hole image released in an astrophysics breakthrough

Black holes, phenomenally dense celestial entities, are extraordinarily difficult to observe despite their great mass.

13 Apr 2019 9:42 AM

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Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The 23-story-tall Heavy blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload.

12 Apr 2019 11:26 AM

'Seeing the unseeable': Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

Black holes are monstrous celestial entities exerting gravitational fields so vicious that no matter or light can escape.

11 Apr 2019 10:32 AM

Researchers try to track the sources of plastic pollution

‘The 100 Plastic Rivers’ project is engaging with scientists in more than 60 locations worldwide.

10 Apr 2019 2:57 PM

Scientists find a way that may yield earth-friendly plastics

Combining natural rubber with bio-plastic in a novel way results in a much stronger replacement for plastic.

10 Apr 2019 2:56 PM

Disease-causing germs on ISS a concern for NASA

NASA explained that the biofilms' ability to cause microbial-induced corrosion on Earth could also damage the ISS infrastructure.

09 Apr 2019 11:33 AM

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