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Stem cells may be used to treat diabetes soon

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:55
ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2019 12:24 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 20 (ANI): It turns out that scientists who are striving to create more effective treatments for diabetes are turning towards stem cells.

Behind the Lens

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:32
Tonight the moon will pass into the shadow cast by the Earth. A lunar eclipse is to occur and give the moon a reddish hue. The event will begin at 9:30 p.m.

What is CRISPR? The revolutionary gene-editing tech explained

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:12
Until very recently if you wanted to create, say, a drought-resistant corn plant, your options were extremely limited. You could opt for selective breeding, try bombarding seeds with radiation in the hope of inducing a favourable change, or else opt to ...

Saturn's rings are younger than the planet itself

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:35
Saturn's rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the last 10 to 100 million years, according to research published on Thursday based on findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Artificial Intelligence Identifies Human Ancestor That Would Have Been Hybrid Of Neanderthals And Denisovans

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 03:12
Artificial intelligence appears to have helped evolutionary biologists to identify an ancient human ancestor, whose identity is not yet known to modern science.

How long is a Saturnian day? Now we know

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 02:22
Reset your interplanetary watches because data from NASA's Cassini probe has finally answered the question of how long a day on Saturn is.

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:20
The fossils of Australopithecus sediba have fueled scientific debate since they were found at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa 10 years ago.

ULA rocket carrying US spy satellite launched from California after earlier postponements

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:56
A Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. government spy satellite finally launched into orbit Saturday from California. Technical glitches and unfavorable weather had forced the mission to be nixed several times since early December.

UNA Planetarium offers students a closer look at Lunar Eclipse

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:44
The UNA Planetarium, located between Rivers Hall and the Student Recreation Center, will host a public observation of the total eclipse Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m.

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 23:13
(CNN) -- Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represents a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.

Pentagon Launches Spy Satellite as Concerns Mount Over Shutdown's Impact

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:28
A large U.S. spy satellite was successfully launched into orbit Saturday from central California as concerns mounted that the continued government shutdown threatens to disrupt launch plans for future commercial, civilian and potentially even military ...

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:21
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represents a “missing link” in humanity's family tree.

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:01
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy, one of the most powerful rockets in the U.S. inventory, shot away from the California's coast atop a torrent of fiery exhaust Saturday, putting on a spectacular show as it boosted a classified National ...

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:21
A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying the National Reconnaissance Office satellite blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:10 a.m.

RI State Police Warn Drivers of Road Conditions

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:04
The Rhode Island State Police warns motorists that a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, along with a potential flash freeze, could result in hazardous driving conditions tonight through Monday morning.

In a lost lake 3500 feet under the Antarctic Ice, scientists just found the carcasses of tiny creatures

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 15:05
Scientists have drilled 3,556 feet into the Antarctic ice to reach Lake Mercer - a subglacial lake that, until now, had only been seen with ice-penetrating radar.

Total lunar eclipse and rare super blood wolf moon this weekend

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:47
(CNN) It's not every year that a super blood wolf moon happens, so be sure to look up this weekend for one of the first skywatching events of 2019.

North America's Glaciers Are Melting Four Times Faster Than They Were a Decade Ago

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:02
Across the world's icy landscapes, climate change is spurring a major meltdown. That includes the western U.S. and Canada where not only is ice vanishing, but it's doing so at a more rapid pace than it was just a decade ago, according to a new study ...

Under a Blood Moon: A Look at Famous Lunar Eclipses in History

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:13
On the evening of Jan. 20 and early morning Jan. 21, the moon will undergo a total eclipse visible over all of the Americas. Today such a spectacle provides good opportunities to judge the clarity of our atmosphere based on the brightness and color of ...

Lunar Craters Show Spike in Earth-Pummeling Space Rocks

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:00
Asteroid impacts have a bad reputation here on Earth—it's the dinosaurs' signature public relations victory—but it's the moon that really bears the scars of living in our messy neighborhood.

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