Friday, July 4, 2014
Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high altitude, a study suggests.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The planned launch by U.S. space agency NASA of a rocket carrying a satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.
Leading science journal Nature said on Wednesday it had withdrawn a flawed stem-cell study hailed when it was published in January as a “game-changer” in the quest to grow transplant tissue.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Some childhood vaccines are linked to serious side effects, but they are quite rare and do not include autism, food allergies or cancer, said a review of scientific literature Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A new “supercooling” technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists said Sunday.
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the U.S. space agency is launching another almost exactly like it — this time on a different rocket.
Monday, June 30, 2014
A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of some 700,000 users to study “emotional contagion” has prompted anger on social media.
In the meadow, four white-haired Shorthorn heifers peel off from the others, raising their heads at the same time in the same direction. Unsettling, when you know they are clones.
NASA sent a saucer-like vehicle high into the sky Saturday to test technology for a future Mars landing, but its parachute tangled when deployed and the spacecraft splashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.