Science

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

Published 07/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that raises [more…]

Gene therapy stocks plunge after poor trial data

Gene therapy stocks plunge after poor trial data

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. gene therapy companies sank on Thursday after drugs developed by two small firms failed to show promise in separate clinical [more…]

Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

Published 07/02/2019

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) - David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due [more…]

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Published 05/02/2019

(Reuters) - Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo. The [more…]

‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

Published 04/02/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - “Thar she blows!” The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, [more…]

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

Published 31/01/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has signed a deal with Canada’s Telesat to launch part of a satellite constellation aimed [more…]

Russian rocket glitch to delay satellite launch for U.S. startup…

Russian rocket glitch to delay satellite launch for U.S. startup…

Published 31/01/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket set to carry satellites into space for U.S startup OneWeb has been delayed after an [more…]

Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct human species

Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct human species

Published 30/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in a Siberian cave have provided new [more…]

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies

Published 30/01/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A defect has been discovered on part of a Russian space rocket that is due to launch next month carrying satellites into [more…]

Israel Aerospace, Germany’s OHB parter in European moon mission

Israel Aerospace, Germany’s OHB parter in European moon mission

Published 29/01/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries on Tuesday said it has partnered with Germany’s OHB System for a European Space Agency moon mission, which [more…]