In a first, an international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites — supporting the hypothesis that chemical reactions in asteroids can make some of life’s ingredients. If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the origin of life with a supply of life’s building blocks, NASA said in a statement
Fiona Wylde (seen along with professional dancer Christina Martin to her right) participate in a … [+] panel during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2019 Children’s Congress on July 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for JDRF ) Getty Images for JDRF What’s SUP? SUP stands for stand up paddleboarding
The largest of Saturn’s many moons has lakes, mountains and dunes, with its surface scarred and crafted by many of the same forces which have shaped Earth, scientists said Monday. A team led by Rosaly Lopes at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) said Titan’s visible exterior was “one of the most geologically diverse in
Between the late 1700s and mid 1900s, hunters killed at least 300,000 humpback whales around the world. Some populations are still endangered because of their reduced size, but one humpback group in the western South Atlantic has undergone a remarkable recovery. A new study published in Royal Society Open Science estimates that humpbacks in this
Indian “gaganauts” selected for the country’s first manned space mission – Gaganyaan – in 2022 will start their training sessions at Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center next year, a senior Russian space official said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Russia will train the Indian astronauts for India’s ambitious Gaganyaan manned space mission.
One dog year is not equivalent to seven human years, despite widespread use of the ratio for calculating the age of canine companions. Presumably, the ratio is based on the average lifespan of dogs being 10 years and humans being 70 years, it’s not quite so simple. The formula is not based on any real
India will launch its cartography satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into sun-synchronous orbit on November 25, the Indian space agency said on Monday. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL variant (PSLV-XL) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US on November 25.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth. FILE PHOTO: This artist’s concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming
A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples that could help scientists seeking the origins of life, Japan’s space agency said on Monday. Asteroids are believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system and scientists say the asteroid,
Three cases of plague have been diagnosed in China, sparking widespread fears about the spread of the disease, though officials say the risk of an outbreak is low. As Emily Feng reports for NPR, the first cases came to light last week, when authorities in Beijing announced that two infected individuals sought treatment at a
FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Israeli-owned Amos-17 commercial communications satellite, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was launched into space in August, has completed
Intel has disclosed an early overview of plans for the upcoming Aurora supercomputer, which it is building in conjunction with Cray for the Argonne National Laboratory, run by the United Sates Department of Energy. It is due to be delivered in 2021. The key components of the Aurora supercomputer will be ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs based on Intel’s Xe
Computer graphic handout image shows Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa 2 probe arriving at an asteroid in the image released by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, created March 18, 2019 and obtained by Reuters on November 18, 2019. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/Handout via Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese space probe is heading home from
On some sunny day next summer, in front of a crowd at Kennedy Space Center, a rocket carrying NASA’s next, best hope at finding life on Mars will launch into the sky. Seven months later, the car-size Mars 2020 rover will touch down near Jezero Crater, a dried-up lake in Mars’ northern hemisphere. With its
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Novartis the go ahead to market Adakveo. … [+] (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images) Getty It isn’t the easiest drug name to pronounce, but crizanlizumab-tmca will be the first ever available targeted therapy for sickle cell disease. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A side-by-side comparison of monsoon rains over India as seen by an existing global weather model … [+] (left) and the new IBM GRAF model (right). IBM/The Weather Company More Some of the most powerful hurricanes begin with thunderstorms that move off of Africa. What if