Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch: What’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner vsassume … Read more

Girl’s tooth found in Laos cave could be first ancient fossil of its kind in Southeast Asia

A-tooth unearthed from a remote cave in Laos is helping to sketch an unknown chapter in the human story. Researchers believe the tooth belonged to a young female who lived at least 130,000 years ago and was likely a Denisovan – an enigmatic group of early humans first identified in 2010. Watch the video to … Read more

Scientists identify how brain triages emotions during dream sleep

Scientists identify how brain triages emotions during dream sleep

Scientists at the Department of Neurology of the University of Bern and University Hospital Bern has identified how sleep helps in processing emotions. The study was published in the journal, ‘Science’. The work expands the importance of sleep in mental health and opens new ways of therapeutic strategies. Rapid eye movement (REM or paradoxical) sleep … Read more

Long COVID: QLD researchers probe link between illness and chronic fatigue syndrome

Long COVID: QLD researchers probe link between illness and chronic fatigue syndrome

The “symptom overlap” between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome patients has prompted a team of Queensland researchers to investigate if the two illnesses are essentially the same thing. They’re also seeking to answer whether drugs for one illness can be repurposed to treat the other. Amid the infancy of research into the pandemic phenomena … Read more

Meet the manikins that will hitch a ride on NASA’s moon rocket

Construction of a space manikin The manikins aboard Artemis I mission will have thousands of sensors to help experts determine the forces on the human body (German Aerospace Center via FOX Business) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – When NASA launches its Artemis I moon rocket with the Orion spacecraft, humans will not be aboard, but … Read more

Jupiter moon could be suitable for life: research

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — The outer layer of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, is solid ice and strong evidence supports an ocean flowing below. New research led by the University of Texas at Austin is showing how oxygen could be making its way into the ocean — providing a link to the possibility of alien … Read more

Before there were birds or bees, this is how trilobites made babies

The sturdy, calcite-infused exoskeletons of trilobites and their segmented shells are nearly ubiquitous in fossil deposits from the Cambrian Period to the Permian. But this trove of trilobite fossils has revealed frustratingly little when it comes to how the Paleozoic animals reproduced across 250 million years of living on ancient Earth. A recently reexamined fossil … Read more

Deadly hepatitis strain spreads across US with five children dead amid 109 cases

Deadly hepatitis strain spreads across US with five children dead amid 109 cases

US health officials say they are investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children, including five reported deaths. The cases have been identified over the past seven months in 25 states and territories, Dr Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said … Read more

Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Flung into freefall for months on end, our bodies adjust in ways that makes for a long list of health concerns for space travelers. The latest evaluation of microgravity’s warping effect on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that weave through our brain, revealing concerning changes that remain with astronauts between … Read more

Aussie scientists’ huge step towards eradicating disease

Aussie scientists' huge step towards eradicating disease

Aussie scientists have taken a huge step towards eliminating malaria, a disease that has long outsmarted researchers. A team from the Australian National University has cracked a key piece of the puzzle about what makes malaria vulnerable to some drugs and resistant to others. Dr Sarah Shafik from the ANU Research School of Biology explained … Read more