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Contrary to popular belief, a dog's breed won't predict behavior
by Issam Ahmed - April 30, 2022 - 9:35am
They're well-known stereotypes: rottweilers and pit bulls are aggressive, while Labradors and golden retrievers are extra friendly.
Moderna seeks US authorization for Covid vaccine in children under 6
by Issam Ahmed - April 29, 2022 - 12:39pm
US biotech firm Moderna said Thursday it had submitted a request for an emergency use authorization in the United States for its Covid vaccine for children aged six months...
What to know about aphasia, Bruce Willis' diagnosis
by Issam Ahmed - March 31, 2022 - 8:52am
The news that film star Bruce Willis has retired from acting due to aphasia has shone a spotlight on the poorly understood communication disorder. 
NASA rolls out its mega moon rocket — here's what you need to know
by Issam Ahmed - March 18, 2022 - 9:24am
NASA's massive new rocket began its first journey to a launchpad on Thursday ahead of a battery of tests that will clear it to blast off to the moon this summer.
First pig heart transplant patient dies after two months
by Issam Ahmed - March 10, 2022 - 8:52am
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a genetically modified pig has died two months after the medical milestone, the hospital that carried out...
Science of sleep: Why a good night's rest gets harder with age
by Issam Ahmed - February 28, 2022 - 8:49am
A team of US scientists has now identified how the brain circuitry involved in regulating sleepfulness and wakefulness degrades over time in mice, which they say paves the way for better medicines in humans.
US billionaire announces three more ambitious SpaceX flights
by Issam Ahmed - February 15, 2022 - 8:35am
US billionaire Jared Isaacman, who chartered the first all-civilian orbital spaceflight, announced Monday three more private missions with SpaceX — which will include spacewalking and culminate in the first...
Last nine years all among 10 hottest-ever, says US
by Issam Ahmed - January 14, 2022 - 10:00am
For 2021, the average temperature across global surfaces was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit (0.84 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average, making the year the sixth-hottest in the overall record, which goes back...
Pediatric hospitalizations up under Omicron, but it's not more severe
by Issam Ahmed - December 31, 2021 - 11:07am
New pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a record-high in the United States, as children are increasingly swept up in Omicron's lightning spread.
2021: A year of space tourism, flights on Mars, China's rise
by Issam Ahmed - December 30, 2021 - 10:57am
From the Mars Ingenuity helicopter's first powered flight on another world to the launch of the James Webb telescope that will peer into the earliest epoch of the Universe, 2021 was a huge year for humanity's space...
US health regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 pill as Omicron surges
by Issam Ahmed - December 23, 2021 - 9:05am
The United States authorized Pfizer's anti-COVID pill for high-risk people aged 12 and up, as a surge of cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant threatened holiday plans and Americans struggled to find...
Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo was preparing to hatch like a bird
by Issam Ahmed - December 22, 2021 - 8:55am
The fossil was discovered in Ganzhou, southern China and belonged to a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur, which the researchers dubbed "Baby Yingliang."
Why antibodies aren't the only defense against Omicron
by Issam Ahmed - December 17, 2021 - 2:21pm
In the fight against the coronavirus, one key component of the human immune system has hogged the limelight: antibodies.
Pfizer says COVID-19 pill drastically reduces severe disease
by Issam Ahmed - December 15, 2021 - 8:33am
Pfizer said Tuesday that clinical trials confirmed its COVID-19 pill -- a new type of treatment that should withstand the mutations seen with the Omicron variant -- drastically reduced hospitalizations and deaths...
Omicron variant 'almost certainly' not more severe than Delta, Fauci tells AFP
by Issam Ahmed - December 8, 2021 - 3:53pm
Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday early indications suggested the Covid-19 Omicron variant was not worse than prior strains, and was possibly milder, while cautioning it would take weeks to judge...
United States is world's biggest plastic polluter, report finds
by Issam Ahmed - December 2, 2021 - 7:37am
Overall, the US contributed around 42 million metric tons (MMT) in plastic waste in 2016 — more than twice as much as China and more than the countries of the European Union combined, according to the ana...
NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
by Issam Ahmed - November 24, 2021 - 7:35am
The goal is to slightly alter the trajectory of Dimorphos, a "moonlet" around 525 feet (160 meters, or two Statues of Liberty) wide that circles a much larger asteroid called Didymos (2,500 feet in diameter). The...
US slams Russia for 'irresponsible' space missile test
by Issam Ahmed - November 16, 2021 - 8:24am
The United States denounced Russia on Monday for conducting a "dangerous and irresponsible" missile strike that blew up one of its own satellites, creating a debris cloud that forced the International Space Station's...
US authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11
by Issam Ahmed - October 30, 2021 - 9:20am
The United States authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five-to-11, paving the way for 28 million young Americans to soon get immunized.
US panel recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for younger children
by Issam Ahmed - October 27, 2021 - 7:47am
A medical panel of US government advisors endorsed the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in five-to-11-year-olds Tuesday, paving the way for younger children to get their shots within weeks.
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