Friday, September 22, 2017

Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said, as cited by Reuters. MHI, commissioned by the government to carry the satellite into...

Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space

Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space
Iran successfully tests Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellite into space, reported Tasnim news agency on Thursday. According to news agency, the launch was carried out by Imam Khomeini National Space Center. The report added that Simorgh satellite carrier is able to put satellites weighing as much...

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young

Stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus help mice stay young
Your brain may be to blame for your ageing body. A small cluster of stem cells in the brain seems to help mice stay young, and injecting extra stem cells helps them live longer. One day anti-ageing drugs might be able to replicate the effect in...

Why you should think twice about having a soda with your burger

Forbes -- Drinking a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal primes your body to store more fat, according to a new study. Researchers found that sugary drinks decrease fat oxidation, the process that begins the breakdown of fat molecules. The more protein in the meal,...

Should I drink diet soda?

Should I drink diet soda
Welcome to TIME's Should I Eat This?—our weekly poll of five experts who answer nutrition questions that gnaw at you. 5/5 experts say no. Man, diet soda just can’t catch a break with these experts. Maybe that’s because it’s the ultimate hypocrite of the beverage world. People probably get...

Should I drink seltzer water?

Should I drink seltzer water
Seltzer—also known as bubbly water, carbonated water, soda water and sparkling water—comes with as almost as many health myths as it does names. Does it leach calcium from bones? Or destroy the enamel of teeth? Will water plus carbon dioxide equal certain death? 5/5 experts...

Above all, why Russia did not put a man on the Moon

Above all, why Russia did not put a man on the Moonvideo
Although the US won the race to the moon, if you’d been a betting person from the mid 1950’s to 1960’s, the chances are that you would have thought the Soviet Union had a very good chance of getting there first. So why didn’t Russia...

Dark Energy, the most fundamental forces of the universe

Dark Energy, the most fundamental forces of the universevideo
This mysterious power, which may have helped kick off the Big Bang, seems to have played a significant role in creating everything we know; stars, planets, space and even time itself. In 2012 an astrophysicist called Massimo Villata attempted to identify dark energy as a...

Black Seed Benefits

Black Seed Benefits -- This Ancient Remedy "Treats All Diseases" HIV, Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, STDs, Arthritis
Black seeds, also referred to as black currant, are the product of the flowering plant Nigella sativa. The Nigella sativa plant is native to India, Arabia and Europe. Black seeds have been used for centuries in traditional medicine as treatment for several medical conditions. A research...

The scientific facts about cannabis

The scientific facts about cannabis
As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis' acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now...

Apollo 11 — From the Earth to the Moon

Apollo 11 -- From the Earth to the Moonvideo
July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out. It is only seven months since NASA's made a bold decision to...

Doñana National Park in southern Spain going dry (360° video)

Doñana National Park in southern Spain going dry (360° video)video
Discover in this 360° video how climate change and human activities threaten the ecosystem of Doñana National Park, in southern Spain.

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubble

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubblevideo
While observing Mars, the Hubble Space Telescope captured images of the moon Phobos, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video. 13 separate exposures, over the course of 22 minutes, show the moon's orbital path. Phobos completes an orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes. ...

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising
Globally AIDS-related deaths have almost halved during the past ten years and new HIV infections declined, though not fast enough, from 2010 to 2016, said UNAIDS on Thursday. But the same thing is not happening in eastern Europe and central Asia, who remain the only regions in...

Scientists uncover origins of the Sun’s swirling spicules

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules, and despite their grass-like...

Vaccines

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The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this seemingly counterintuitive process work? Kelwalin...

World’s first child hand transplant a ‘success’

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors said Tuesday, declaring the ground-breaking operation a success after 18 months. The report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health provides the first...

Listen the sounds of space, NASA analyzing whistling sounds coming from space

NASA scientists are trying to decipher rather eerie whistling sounds its probes have recorded in space. Don’t get too worried though, it’s not aliens. The team says it recorded the sounds with the help of the Van Allen Probes mission, which allows us “listen to...

Alien signals detected coming from a red dwarf star – Ross 128

ALIENS Messages Coming from the Stars are ‘Probably’ from Aliens - Scientists Say - Photo
Astronomers have detected mysterious radio signals coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. The signals came from a red dwarf star - Ross 128 (GJ 447) - which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and...

Why life on Mars may be impossible

Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn't stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to live there ourselves one day. The Red Planet...

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