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British astrophysicist donates $3 million prize to female scientists

One of Britain’s leading astrophysicists, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, said she will donate her $3 million prize to encourage more people, especially women, to break into the field.
The RemoveDEBRIS was launched on April 2 aboard a SpaceX Dragon rocket as part of a ISS resupply mission [John Raoux|AP]

China launches marine satellite to monitor climate change

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit on Friday to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi.

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday.

Chinese scientists develop new wound healing dressing material

Chinese scientists have developed a new kind of adhesive antibacterial hydrogel that can be used in wound healing treatment.

Scientists: Best combo drugs to prevent heart attack, sudden death

Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University London in the United Kingdom have made public the results of a large long-term study that looked at the efficiency of different treatments in keeping cardiovascular disease and heart attack at bay.
A study published in Royal Society Open Science shows that goats prefer positive human emotional facial expressions, and they likely to nuzzle smiling face.

Goats can distinguish happy faces from angry ones – study

A new study shows that goats prefer a happy human face instead of an angry one, which suggests such socio-cognitive ability is more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously assumed.

Scientists develop brain implant that could stop, prevent epileptic seizures

An electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures.

Researchers find new enzymes for universal Type ‘O’ blood

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found a new, more powerful group of enzymes that could turn any type of blood into the universal Type “O” blood.
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Scientists: Viagra could stop age-related blindness

Scientists have determined that Viagra, the blue pill commonly prescribed in the treatment of impotence, could also stop age-related blindness and restore sight.

Scientists develop device to warn of imminent heart attack, stroke

Researchers have developed a bio-optics diagnostic device which can warn of impending heart attacks and stroke.

Experts: Why most people don’t survive the brain cancer that killed John McCain

Experts have proffered reasons why many people who experience the kind of cancer that killed American senator and a Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, hardly survive it.
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Scientists observe evidence of water ice on moon’s surface

For the first time, scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the moon’s surface, U.S. space agency NASA has said.
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Study: Substance in toad skin could promote scarless healing

Chinese scientists have discovered a substance in toad skin which could help promote skin tissue regeneration and repair, thus helping wounds heal without scars.
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Triple pill may effectively lower blood pressure – study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association.

Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for epilepsy sufferers

An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but only shows extensive symptom relief for a select number of patients.
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Study: Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found.
This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard moments before launch on August 12, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA postponed until August 12, 2018, the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said.Bill INGALLS / NASA / AFP

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA blasts off historic spaceship to Sun

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

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Angolan sports ministry regrets stadium deaths

Angola's sports ministry has said it regrets the death of five football fans at an African Champions League tie on Saturday evening.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

First paying passenger for moon trip to be identified

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon and will announce details on Monday, the company said.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.British prosecutors said Wednesday they have a European arrest warrant for two Russians suspected of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok in March. / AFP PHOTO / PRU AND AFP PHOTO / HO /

Theresa May: My Brexit plan or crash out of EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that her Brexit plan is the only alternative to crashing out of the European Union without agreement, in an interview broadcast Monday.
A man walks past a stock indicator showing share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on July 13, 2018. Tokyo stocks opened higher on July 13 helped by a cheaper yen and rebounds on US markets. - AFP PHOTO - Kazuhiro NOGI

Markets hit by fears of fresh Donald Trump tariffs on China

Asian markets sank on Monday following reports that Donald Trump is planning to hit China with another round of tariffs, dealing a blow to hopes for talks between the two economic giants.

Federal government tasks researchers, inventors on patent rights adoption

At a time when the country just exited recession and the economy remains fragile, the Federal Government has harped on the need for all investors and innovators to make their products available for patent rights.