Science And Health

China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission


BEIJING China has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three months, state media said, the latest aim of China's ambitious space program.


What are the origins of life? There's a rocket for that

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life. | Video

23 Aug 2016

U.S. astronauts prepare station for commercial space taxis

Two NASA astronauts completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis, which will end U.S. reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting outpost.

20 Aug 2016

China launches 'hack-proof' communications satellite

BEIJING China on Tuesday launched the world's first quantum satellite, which will help it establish "hack-proof" communications between space and the ground, state media said, the latest advance in an ambitious space program.

16 Aug 2016

Long-term study links neonicotinoids to wild bee declines

LONDON Wild bees that forage from oilseed rape crops treated with insecticides known as neonicotinoids are more likely to undergo long-term population declines than bees that forage from other sources, according to the findings of an 18-year study.

Environment, Environment 16 Aug 2016

Long in the tooth: the Greenland shark may live four centuries

WASHINGTON The Greenland shark, a big and slow-moving deep-ocean predator that prowls the frigid waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic, can claim the distinction of being the planet's longest-living vertebrate, with a lifespan perhaps reaching about 400 years. | Video

13 Aug 2016

Rare tarantulas hatch at British zoo

A clutch of around 200 rare Montserrat tarantulas have successfully hatched at a British zoo in what keepers hailed on Friday as a first in breeding such spiders. | Video

12 Aug 2016

Piltdown breakdown: new details about a famed scientific hoax

WASHINGTON Researchers applying modern forensic techniques to a century-old puzzle have laid bare intriguing new details about one of the most notorious scientific hoaxes on record, the so-called Piltdown Man, and are confident in the culprit's identity.

10 Aug 2016

What3words keeps Olympics visitors on track in Rio

An innovative addressing system that assigns every patch of earth in the world an easy to remember three-word address is being used to help visitors get around at the Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro. Some 500,000 foreigners are expected to pass through the city during the Games that run until August 21. | Video

11 Aug 2016

Paralysis partly reversed using brain-machine interface training

Paraplegic patients recovered partial control and feeling in their limbs after training to use a variety of brain-machine interface technologies, according to new research published on Thursday in the journal "Scientific Reports." | Video

Health 11 Aug 2016


What heart patients should know about the disappearing stent

Coronary stents are tiny tubes that help open clogged arteries. A new FDA-approved stent is designed to work when a patient needs it and then fully dissolve over time. Here's how it works.