Science

Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight

Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight

Published 08/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents [more…]

Alphabet’s GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics

Alphabet’s GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics

Published 07/05/2019

GV, Alphabet Inc’s venture capital arm, led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the [more…]

First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

Published 03/05/2019

(Reuters) - The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for [more…]

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

Published 03/05/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Nearly two weeks after a fiery explosion during a ground test of its new crew capsule, SpaceX confirmed on Thursday [more…]

Backstory: How to capture a rocket

Backstory: How to capture a rocket

Published 02/05/2019

(Reuters) - “It’s a challenge to describe that noise,” says Reuters senior photographer Mike Blake, after witnessing his first rocket launch. “It’s a sound of [more…]

Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes

Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes

Published 01/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau in China is providing surprising insights into Denisovans, the enigmatic extinct cousins [more…]

Scientists say they’re closer to possible blood test for chronic…

Scientists say they’re closer to possible blood test for chronic…

Published 29/04/2019

LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States say they have taken a step toward developing a possible diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a [more…]

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

Published 29/04/2019

LONGKOU, China (Reuters) - During initial tests of their 8.1-metre (27-foot) tall reusable rocket, Chinese engineers from LinkSpace, a start-up led by China’s youngest space [more…]

Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile:…

Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile:…

Published 26/04/2019

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A 15,600-year old footprint discovered in southern Chile is believed to be the oldest ever found in the Americas, according to researchers. [more…]

SpaceX escape engines were test fired before mishap: panel

SpaceX escape engines were test fired before mishap: panel

Published 25/04/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday’s accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule happened after eight engines were test [more…]