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Researchers Say World's First Gene-Edited Babies Have Been Born in China

Researchers Say World's First Gene-Edited Babies Have Been Born in China The issue of editing human DNA is extremely controversial, and only allowed in the USA in laboratory research - although United States scientists said a year ago that they had successfully edited the genetic code of piglets to remove dormant viral infections. [Full Article...]

MarCO CubeSats Worked as Planned During InSight Mars Landing

MarCO CubeSats Worked as Planned During InSight Mars Landing NASA said , "This image was taken at about 12:10 p.m. PST (3:10 p.m. EST) while MarCO-B was flying away from the planet after InSight landed", and the satellite was almost 4,700 miles away from Mars when the photo was snapped. He's looking forward to unearthing more secrets from the universe. " CubeSats have incredible potential to carry cameras and science instruments out to deep space ", said... [Full Article...]

United Nations warns that world is falling behind Paris climate goals

United Nations warns that world is falling behind Paris climate goals Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change . "By identifying the opportunities, gaps and patterns, this report will help ACP States take their NDCs to the next level", said Dr Gomes. "We are already seeing the impact of just one degree of warming - with communities across the globe ravaged by fire, floods and storms like never before". [Full Article...]

‘Not Appropriate’: NASA Chides Elon Musk Over Public Pot Smoking

‘Not Appropriate’: NASA Chides Elon Musk Over Public Pot Smoking The providers will compete on cost and innovation so NASA can accomplish more than ever, he said. "We're trying to very quickly develop an American capability to deliver small payloads to the surface of the moon and then grow from there", Bridenstine said during the announcement. [Full Article...]

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA NASA plans to award about $2.6 billion over the course of 10 years that the companies can compete for. The company now subcontracts with other major contractors in the field of space exploration such as Lockheed Martin and NASA. Both companies have been contracted to fly astronauts to the International Space Station , but have suffered setbacks and delays as their work to develop their spacec... [Full Article...]

Whales dead on Vic beach lead to warning

Whales dead on Vic beach lead to warning The hard decision was made to euthanize the remaining whales to put an end to their suffering. Due to difficulty accessing the location and the unhealthy condition of the remaining whales, the DOC made a decision to euthanize them. "It's actually phenomenal to see how in tune they are with each other". In a posting on social media, Project Jonah praised the volunteers and members of the public w... [Full Article...]

NASA's InSight spacecraft lands on Mars after 6-month journey

NASA's InSight spacecraft lands on Mars after 6-month journey U.S. eastern time. When confirmation of the landing came through, mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab erupted in applause and cheers. The self-hammering mole will burrow five metres down to measure the planet's internal heat, while the seismometer listens for possible quakes. [Full Article...]

With InSight on Mars, Scientists Feel Earthly Relief, Get to Work

With InSight on Mars, Scientists Feel Earthly Relief, Get to Work This in turn will be incorporated into humanity's more general knowledge of how rocky worlds form, from Earth and the Moon to exoplanets such as those in the Trappist-1 system. And it's capable of hammering a probe into the surface. This will include taking planetary temperatures, investigating what the planet's various rock layers are composed of, and using radio transmissions to generate data ... [Full Article...]

One dead as torrential rain triggers flash flooding in Australia

One dead as torrential rain triggers flash flooding in Australia An overflowing weir on the Parramatta River led to ferries being cancelled between Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta, while rail services in the inner west were cancelled during to standing water. Sydney Airport's Domestic and worldwide terminals were earlier running on single runway operations. Ausgrid, the nation's biggest electricity network, said the storm had left 8,100 customers withou... [Full Article...]

Mars Spacecraft Set To Land On Monday

Mars Spacecraft Set To Land On Monday It will enter the Martian atmosphere at a speed of 12,300 miles per hour (5.5 kilometers per second), at a perfectly calculated angle of 12 degrees to make sure it doesn't burn up or bounce off the atmosphere altogether. "What this helps us understand is how we got to here", said JPL's Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator, during a pre-landing briefing with reporters last week. [Full Article...]

Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning

Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning Donald Wuebbles, a co-author of the report, and a University of IL climate scientist, said , "We're going to continue to see severe weather events get stronger and more intense". Report co-author Katharine Hayhoe says it shows the unsafe weather that scientists said will happen in the United States is already happening. In the US, tree canopy increased by 15%. [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist makes claim of world’s first gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist makes claim of world’s first gene-edited babies The university's biology academic committee said He's work "seriously violates academic ethics and academic norms". "It's obscene, it's hearsay, but the two babies have been genetically altered differently", Brown told 10 daily. She doesn't think that is the case in this situation. The process is being promoted as a means to eliminate the threat of HIV . The gene modification was done with ... [Full Article...]

Cheers as $993m Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

Cheers as $993m Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet Monday afternoon's touchdown was preceded by a series of complicated maneuvers as InSight made its way through Mars' atmosphere. The InSight mission team waited and "watched" for the probe's landing by monitoring InSight's radio signals with radio telescopes on Earth and a variety of spacecraft, according to a NASA statement . [Full Article...]

Why Cold Snaps Don't Disprove Climate Change

Why Cold Snaps Don't Disprove Climate Change Donald Trump has regularly expressed doubt about climate change - repeatedly claiming that it's a " hoax " - but the 1,700-page report, produced by scientists from 13 federal agencies , contradicts all of his environmental policies and almost every theory and proclamation he has made about climate science. [Full Article...]

NASA to attempt hard Mars landing

NASA to attempt hard Mars landing In space, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will be tracking InSight's progress down to the surface, however, it is not created to relay those message real-time. "It'll be sending back data in real time", Grover says, "and the MarCO spacecraft will be helping with that - relaying the data". Of 43 other worldwide attempts to send orbiters, probes, landers or rovers to Mars, 25 have not ma... [Full Article...]

Devastating federal report refutes Trump’s climate change denials

Devastating federal report refutes Trump’s climate change denials The findings, which come as part of a long-planned report, underscore the reality of climate change during the Trump presidency: the President may not believe in climate change or understand the science behind it, but he can not control it or its political, economic and scientific consequences. [Full Article...]

Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones

Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones London-born Steven Barrett, Professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT in the United States, said: "This has potentially opened new and unexplored possibilities for aircraft which are quieter, mechanically simpler - and do not emit combustion emissions". [Full Article...]

Climate report warns of grim economic consequences, worsening weather disasters in US

Climate report warns of grim economic consequences, worsening weather disasters in US It says warming-charged extremes "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration". The changes highlighted in the report "threaten the health and wellbeing of the American people" and "further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges and revealing new risks", says David Easterling, a report author and scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospher... [Full Article...]

NASA chooses next Mars landing site set to ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ knowledge of planet

NASA chooses next Mars landing site set to ‘REVOLUTIONISE’ knowledge of planet The Jezero Crater is located on the western edge of a giant impact basin just north of the Martian equator. The landing site of Jezero Crater is different because of its abundant carbonate rocks and what they can hopefully reveal about early habitability on Mars , NASA said. [Full Article...]

Sperm whale washed up in Indonesia had plastic bottles, bags in stomach

Sperm whale washed up in Indonesia had plastic bottles, bags in stomach Indonesia has one of the largest plastic pollution problems in the world. Rescuers from Wakatobi National Park found the rotting carcass of the nine and a half-meter whale on Monday near Kapota Island. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia's coordinating minister of maritime affairs, said the whale's discovery should raise public awareness about the need to reduce plastic use, and had spurred the ... [Full Article...]


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