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Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.

Space December 30, 2017

Celestial Events 2018: New Year Brings Lunar Eclipses, Supermoons, Meteor Showers, And Bright Planets

Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.

Space December 30, 2017

Scientists Discover 9 Rare Whirlpools In The Ocean From Space

From 1993 to 2016, scientists were able to discover nine double whirlpools. Their observations revealed that such water formations do not behave like normal eddies.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2017

CRISPR And Deafness: Gene-Editing Tool Prevents Hearing Loss In Mice

Scientists recently cured mice with progressive hearing loss using a new genetic engineering technique. What is the CRISPR-Cas9 and how could it cure deafness?

Public Health December 30, 2017

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.

Space December 27, 2017

Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California

In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Scientists Discover Amazon’s Golden-Crowned Manakin To Be Rare Evolved Hybrids

The golden-crowned manakin was found by scientists to be an “incredibly rare” hybrid after analyzing its DNA. What makes this bird from the Amazon rainforest so special?

Animals December 27, 2017

Great American Eclipse Paves Way To In-Depth Study Of Bow Waves

Waves created by the solar eclipse of August 2017 provide brand new information about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. What did its discovery reveal to MIT researchers?

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Baba Vanga Predictions Suggest 2 Major Events For 2018

For 2018, Baba Vanga predicted that China will overtake the United States. The blind mystic from Bulgaria also said explorers will come home bearing news of a new energy form discovered on Venus.

Space December 26, 2017

Two-Layer Graphene Material Can Stop Bullets And Change Wars Forever

CUNY researchers recently discovered diamene, a film-like material that transitions into a stiff material upon impact. It was also found to potentially be an efficient conductor.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Celebrate Christmas With New Tree, Gifts, And 'Star Wars'

American crew members spent Christmas 2017 opening presents under an artificial tree. They also enjoyed a special holiday dinner and movie night.

Space December 26, 2017

Super Mario Video Game May Help Prevent Dementia

Playing 3D video games like 'Super Mario 64' was found to possibly prevent dementia. It stimulates the hippocampus, which increases its capacity to hold long-term memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017

Facebook Suspends Account Of Husband Who Shares Photo Of Dying Wife

After sharing his wife’s cervical cancer story and dying photo, Elliott Lowe’s profile was suspended. He has failed to recover access despite verifying his identity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launch Leaves Glowing Cloud Mistaken As Proof Of UFO

The Falcon 9 launch left a mysterious light in Southern California’s sky. It stirred panic among residents who wrongly thought it was an alien sighting.

Space December 25, 2017

Russia Announces Plan To Build Luxury Hotel On International Space Station

A proposal submitted to Russia’s Roscosmos calls for a space tourism module. It included a design plan for a four-room luxury space hotel.

Space December 23, 2017

This Is What Happens When Neutron Stars Collide

Scientists found no jet around the neutron star merger detected in August 2017. Therefore, they concluded GW170817 could be produced by a neutron-rich cocoon.

Space December 23, 2017

Japanese Startup iSpace Wants To Put Billboards On The Moon: Ads In Space Coming Soon?

With funding secured, iSpace moved forward with the development of a lander that will be used for advertising on the moon. A 2019 launching was scheduled.

Space December 20, 2017

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease

Luxturna was recently approved for the treatment of a blindness-causing RPE65 gene mutation. With two injections in each eye, patients diagnosed with a hereditary retinal dystrophy would be able to experience improved vision.

Medicine December 20, 2017

New Expedition 54 Crew Members Arrive At International Space Station For 6-Month Mission

Representatives from three different countries have arrived safely at the space station, completing the 6-person crew of Expedition 54. They will remain on board until 2018 for a space mission that includes over 200 scientific investigations.

Space December 20, 2017

NASA To Reveal Finalists For A Space Mission

The announcement of a shortlist for the fourth New Frontiers mission was scheduled for Dec. 20. Finalists were chosen from the 12 solar system exploration concepts submitted in May 2017.

Space December 20, 2017

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