Science And Health

Rocket with 'Denmark's Gagarin' lifts off to space station


BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man international crew, including Denmark's first astronaut, roared off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, beginning a two-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off with military satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday to put a next-generation communications satellite into orbit for the U.S. military. | Video

6:09pm IST

20 kilometer high space elevator tower planned

Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm. | Video

9:42pm IST

King of clubs: intriguing tale of the 'tank' dinosaur's tail

WASHINGTON - One of the most impressive weapons to appear during the dinosaur arms race of the Cretaceous Period was the big bony tail club wielded by some members of a group of tank-like plant-eaters.

3:39am IST

Medical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technology

LONDON - Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies".

Health, 9:44pm IST

Deaf mice cured with gene therapy

Boston, Massachusetts - In a laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital a cure for genetic deafness is taking shape. Lead researcher Jeff Holt says that if all goes as planned, children of the future who lose their ability to hear due to genetic mutation will never go deaf. | Video

Health, 12:33am IST

Primordial sea beast resembled ancient Greek warship

WASHINGTON - One of the earliest big predators to prowl Earth's primordial waters was a sea scorpion nearly 6 feet (1.7 meters) long whose body looked a bit like an ancient Greek warship.

01 Sep 2015

First Dane goes into space -- to test bike gear

COPENHAGEN - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station.

Oddly Enough, 01 Sep 2015

SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months,' company says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident in June that destroyed a space station cargo ship, the company president said on Monday.

01 Sep 2015

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Florida university

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed at paving a path toward Mars exploration and settlement, officials said on Thursday.

28 Aug 2015