Science

Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

Published 09/08/2017

Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said on Wednesday. [more…]

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Published 08/08/2017

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months. [more…]

Born this way? Researchers explore the science of gender identity

Born this way? Researchers explore the science of gender identity

Published 03/08/2017

While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity. [more…]

Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labor in India

Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labor in India

Published 03/08/2017

Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns - sites that are notorious for using millions of slaves, including children. [more…]

U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos

U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos

Published 02/08/2017

By Deena BeasleyU.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to p [more…]

Successful launch for two Israeli-made observation satellites

Successful launch for two Israeli-made observation satellites

Published 02/08/2017

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Wednesday that two of its observation satellites were successfully launched into space. [more…]

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Published 29/07/2017

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the crew of Paolo Nespoli of Italy, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Randy Bresnik of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan July 28, 2017.

A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, giving NASA for the first time four astronauts to boost U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Robot that dived into Washington, D.C., fountain not victim of `foul play`

Robot that dived into Washington, D.C., fountain not victim of `foul play`

Published 28/07/2017

A security robot named STEVE that plunged into a Washington, D.C., fountain while on patrol was not a victim of foul play and instead took a tumble after skidding on a "loose brick surface," its manufacturer said on Friday.

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U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

Published 27/07/2017

Simorgh rocket is launched and tested at the Imam Khomeini Space Centre, Iran, in this handout photo released by Tasnim News Agency on July 27, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.

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U.S. calls Iran space launch provocative

U.S. calls Iran space launch provocative

Published 27/07/2017

Iran's launch on Thursday of a rocket it says can deliver a satellite into space was a provocative action that violates a U.N. Security Council resolution as well as the spirit of the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. State Department said.

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