Astronomer Jerry Nelson's design has changed telescopes forever, as seen in the James Webb Space Telescope being constructed at present. Nelson has died at age 73 after a long fruitful career.
Space June 23, 2017
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.
Space June 21, 2017
At an arts and science festival, Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for humans: it's time to leave Earth and explore other worlds. The cofounder of Breakthrough Starshot calls for interstellar travel to preserve the species.
Space June 21, 2017
The Kepler space telescope has just revealed 10 new Earth-like planets. But apart from hunting for worlds that potentially harbor alien life, the mission is instrumental in the two distinct planet classifications.
Space June 20, 2017
Elon Musk's Mars colony is seen as the direction of humanity, given the possibility of the apocalype and the uncertainty of humans' future survival as a species. Learn about Mars as the focal point of humanity's doomsday preparations.
Space June 20, 2017
Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.
Earth/Environment June 20, 2017
Shootings in the United States are responsible for at least 19 deaths or injuries among children, a new report has warned. The study underscores the urgency of tackling gun violence today, as well as preventing child deaths from shootings.
Public Health June 19, 2017
A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.
Animals June 19, 2017
Amazon will probably spark major changes in the food industry with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Learn how U.S. supermarkets and food delivery sites could transform given this new development in the industry.
Business Tech June 18, 2017
Orbital ATK has test-fired a rocket motor that's part of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System. This will hurl the crew capsule back to safety once something goes wrong with the primary rocket.
Space June 17, 2017
A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?
Energy June 16, 2017
A few genetic tweaks to the H7N9 bird flu virus can pave the way for another human pandemic, researchers have warned. Learn more about these genetic tweaks to a property of the bird flu virus and how likely human transmission is.
Public Health June 16, 2017
An Indian woman filed rape and won against an Uber driver in India in 2014. Now, she has alleged that the company, its three executives including CEO Travis Kalanick in particular, obtained her medical records illegally to discredit her.
Business Tech June 16, 2017
Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017
Bosphorus Strait, dividing Europe and Asia in Turkish city Istanbul, has suddenly become home to milky turqoise swirls. Scientists say there's no need to worry, as it's the byproduct of phytoplankton bloom.
Earth/Environment June 15, 2017
There's a case of active TB in George Bush High School in Fort Bend County in Texas, and authorities have initiated a public health probe. Learn more about the health inspection to be done among students and teachers.
Public Health June 15, 2017
A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.
Earth/Environment June 13, 2017
Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) could soon wake up to the smell of crumb-free bread on the ISS. Learn more about Bake In Space and its ambitions for freshly baked bread in space.
Space June 13, 2017
Josh and Kristine Donovan of Massachusetts were shocked to find out that their 5-year-old daughter got bitten by a black widow spider. These spider bites are deemed very rare and usually strike in southern and western U.S. regions.
Public Health June 13, 2017
Two persons who made separate trips to Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino have recently fallen ill with Legionnaire's disease. Now in New York City, an East Harlem precinct also have a potential case of the disease.
Public Health June 12, 2017