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Starwatch: the moon puts on a show in the hours before dawn

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

This week, our natural satellite cuts a swath through the body of Taurus, the bull This week, the waning moon cuts a swath through the body of Taurus in the pre-dawn hours. The...
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When Christian Science and illness collide | Letter

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

Lucy McPhail shares her family's experience of Christian Science and says Mary Baker Eddy's advice did not help My paternal grandfather was a Christian Scientist whose eldest...
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STAT Plus: How Amgen plans to BiTE into CAR-T's hype

4 days ago   |   STAT

While personalized CAR-T cancer therapies make headlines in biotech, Amgen has been betting big on another tumor-killing approach with, yes, another acronym: BiTEs . The...
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STAT Plus: Can targeting one protein complex solve multiple diseases? NodThera is betting on it

4 days ago   |   STAT

You bump your elbow, it swells and gets red, then it hurts. Your body dispatches white blood cells to release chemicals that promote wound healing and protect against...
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STAT Plus: Roche drug approval offers a glimpse at the future of cancer treatment

5 days ago   |   STAT

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Roche's cancer drug, Rozlytrek, for patients with any kind of tumor that tests positive for one kind of genetic...
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OSIRIS-REx candidate sample collection sites identified

OSIRIS-REx candidate sample collection sites identified

7 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

Four candidate sample collection sites have been identified on the asteroid Bennu. Two of those, a primary and a backup, will be selected in December for NASA's OSIRIS-REx...
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Teen suffered third degree burns all over his body after a 'teacher's science experiment went wrong'

Teen suffered third degree burns all over his body after a 'teacher's science experiment went wrong'

8 days ago   |   Daily Mail

Malachi McFadden, 15, caught fire during a chemistry class on Tuesday at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an alleged 'science experiment gone wrong'
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Opinion: Five things I wish I knew earlier in my journey with chronic pain

8 days ago   |   STAT

I've been living with chronic pain for more than a decade. It began in 2009 with nerve damage after emergency groin surgery. Four years later, I fell and hit my head. That fall...
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STAT Plus: With Alzheimer's research at a crossroads, AI might point the way forward

8 days ago   |   STAT

It's easy to be pessimistic about the search for a breakthrough Alzheimer's drug. Failures and financial losses are mounting. Drug companies are shell-shocked, and the dominant...
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IAU approves more names for features on Pluto

IAU approves more names for features on Pluto

10 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

The International Astronomical Union has a approved a second set of names for features on the surface of Pluto as seen by the New Horizons spacecraft during its historic 2015...
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Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Chandrayaan 2 arrives in lunar orbit, targets moon landing next month

Artist's illustration of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, including the lander and orbiter, at the moon. Credit: ISRO India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft braked into orbit around the... Read more ...

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-2: 'Historic' India Moon probe enters lunar orbit

INDIA'S Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has today entered lunar orbit, after executing the most complex manoeuvre on its historic manned Moon mission. Read more ...

Elon Musk tweet: The bizarre plan SpaceX CEO has to 'NUKE Mars' in terraform...

Elon Musk tweet: The bizarre plan SpaceX CEO has to 'NUKE Mars' in terraform attempt

ELON MUSK has revived his radical idea of rendering Mars habitable - by detonating nuclear bombs over the Red Planet's poles, the SpaceX CEO revealed on his Twitter account. Read more ...

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA's first Vulcan rocket

Artist's concept of a Vulcan Centaur rocket with two solid rocket boosters. Credit: United Launch Alliance Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based company developing a robotic lunar... Read more ...

See the Moon hide a trio of Hyades stars at dawn on 24 August

See the Moon hide a trio of Hyades stars at dawn on 24 August

This looping animation shows a simulated 5-degree-wide 10× binocular view of the waning lunar crescent's passage through the Hyades open star cluster in Taurus on the morning... Read more ...

NASA's Europa Clipper approved for development

NASA's Europa Clipper approved for development

An artist's impression of NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft soaring above the ice-covered moon in search of clues about a potentially habitable sub-surface ocean. Image... Read more ...

Asteroid shock: Queen guitarist Brian May brilliantly explains ambitious...

Asteroid shock: Queen guitarist Brian May brilliantly explains ambitious Earth-saving plan

BRIAN MAY is best known for being the guitarist in Queen, but the rock legend is also an astrophysicist having completed a bachelor's degree and PhD at Imperial College London... Read more ...

Chinasat 18 communications satellite encounters problem after launch

Chinasat 18 communications satellite encounters problem after launch

File photo of a previous Long March 3B rocket launch. Credit: Xinhua A communications satellite designed to deliver broadband services to rural China, airline passengers and... Read more ...

Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US

Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US

School-ranking website Niche released a list of the best public high schools in America for the upcoming academic year, after rating thousands of schools across the... Read more ...

Asteroid warning: ESA's chilling imminent Earth-strike prediction...

Asteroid warning: ESA's chilling imminent Earth-strike prediction - 'Millions to evacuate'

CHILLING footage has emerged of the European Space Agency dealing with the hypothetical imminent threat of an asteroid hurtling towards Earth. Read more ...