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US spaceship lying sideways after dramatic Moon touchdown
by Issam Ahmed - February 24, 2024 - 10:30am
The first American spaceship to the Moon since the Apollo era is probably lying sideways following its dramatic landing, the company that built it said Friday, even as ground controllers work to download data and...
NASA helicopter's mission ends after three years on Mars
by Issam Ahmed - January 26, 2024 - 11:13am
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which made history by achieving the first powered flight on another world, has officially ended its nearly three-year mission after sustaining rotor damage during its last outing,...
Scientists discover genetic underpinnings of bisexuality
by Issam Ahmed - January 4, 2024 - 12:01pm
For the first time, scientists have identified genetic variations associated with human bisexual behavior -- and found these markers are linked to risk-taking and having more offspring when they are carried by heterosexual...
'Weak tea': Climate scientists push back against COP28 cheer
by Issam Ahmed - December 14, 2023 - 11:14am
Many climate scientists said the joyful sentiments of world leaders did not accurately reflect the limited ambition of the agreement. 
NASA asteroid sample contains life-critical water and carbon
by Issam Ahmed - October 12, 2023 - 1:14pm
A sample collected from the 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid Bennu contains abundant water and carbon, NASA revealed on Wednesday, offering more evidence for the theory that life on Earth was seeded from outer spa...
COP28 will include first local climate summit
by Issam Ahmed - September 20, 2023 - 7:36am
According to a report by the C40 coalition of cities, a network of nearly 100 mayors, "three-quarters of C40 cities have outpaced their respective nation-states in per-capita emission reduction, illustrating the...
NASA joins the still controversial search for UFOs
by Issam Ahmed - September 15, 2023 - 12:10pm
NASA on Thursday officially joined the search for UFOs -- but reflecting the stigma attached to the field, the US space agency kept secret for hours the identity of the person heading a new program tracking mystery...
Scientists grow human-like kidneys in pigs
by Issam Ahmed - September 13, 2023 - 12:11pm
Chinese scientists have succeeded in growing kidneys containing human cells in pig embryos, a world first that could one day help address organ donation shortages. 
Covid's back: Here's what to know this fall and winter
by Issam Ahmed - September 13, 2023 - 11:23am
As colder weather sets in, COVID-19 rates are once more rising across the Northern Hemisphere, with several new variants on the scene. Here's what you need to know.
Last 'Super Blue Moon' until 2037 rises tonight
by Issam Ahmed - August 31, 2023 - 10:41am
Astronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat Wednesday night: a rare "super blue Moon" that won't be seen again for more than a decade.
As wildfires multiply, a new era of air pollution
by Issam Ahmed - August 23, 2023 - 8:03am
From Quebec to British Columbia to Hawaii, North America is facing an extraordinary wildfire season -- and regions both near and far have found themselves increasingly blighted by smoke exposure.
US surgeons say pig kidney functional in human for more than a month
by Issam Ahmed - August 17, 2023 - 8:11am
US surgeons who transplanted a genetically modified pig kidney into a brain dead patient said Wednesday the organ was still working well after a record 32 days -- a significant step in the quest to close the organ...
Living near green space makes you 2.5 years younger: study
by Issam Ahmed - June 29, 2023 - 9:34am
City parks and green spaces help counter heat, boost biodiversity, and instill a sense of calm in the urban jungle.  
US approves lab-grown chicken for sale
by Issam Ahmed - June 22, 2023 - 7:40am
The United States has granted its first-ever approvals to two companies to sell chicken grown directly from animal cells, becoming only the second country to allow lab-grown meat to be offered to consumers.
Rubbing vaginal fluid on C-section babies boosts development — study
by Issam Ahmed - June 17, 2023 - 3:28pm
Babies born by cesarean section don't acquire the same healthy bacteria as those delivered vaginally, a setback to the development of their immune system thought to increase their risk of certain diseases later in...
Smoke from Canadian wildfires cloaks eastern US with haze
by Issam Ahmed - June 9, 2023 - 7:44am
Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded US cities in a noxious haze again Thursday, delaying flights and disrupting outdoor events in what President Joe Biden called a "stark reminder" of climate change.
Breast cancer drug shown to reduce recurrence risk
by Issam Ahmed - June 3, 2023 - 10:44am
A drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical maker Novartis has now been shown to reduce risk of breast cancer by a quarter in a large group of early-stage survivors, offering patients new hope.
Half world's largest lakes and reservoirs drying up — study
by Issam Ahmed - May 19, 2023 - 10:11am
More than half of the world's largest lakes and reservoirs are dwindling and placing humanity's future water security at risk, with climate change and unsustainable consumption the main culprits, a study said T...
Why does your life flash before your eyes near death?
by Issam Ahmed - May 3, 2023 - 1:13pm
Survivors of close calls with death often recall extraordinary experiences: seeing light at the end of a tunnel, floating outside their own bodies, encountering deceased loved ones or recapping major life events...
Things to know about a landmark biodiversity agreement
by Issam Ahmed - December 21, 2022 - 10:14am
Here are some of the strengths of the peace pact with nature, as well as where it fell short.
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