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Satellite image on 29 August of apparent failed Iranian rocket launch. AFP-Getty Images

Astronomers track US spy satellites using Donald Trump’s tweet

In a tweet posted a few days ago, the United States (US) president, Donald Trump, included a smartphone picture of Iran’s Semnan Launch Site One, a location believed to be the site where a rocket failure took place.
Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent.

Ebola cure a turning point in drug development – experts

Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent. That’s astonishing for a virus that typically kills about half of all the people it infects.

Survey: Excessive exposure to mobile phones weakens children’s eyesight

Nearly 83 percent of Chinese parents have blamed excessive use of electronic products such as mobile phones for their children’s weakening eyesight, showed a survey released by China Youth Daily on Thursday.
Europe and Russia’s joint robotic mission to Mars has hit a snag after the parachutes needed for landing the spacecraft on the Red Planet failed in two back-to-back tests.

Europe, Russia’s mission to Mars runs into speed bump after two failed parachute tests

Europe and Russia’s joint robotic mission to Mars has hit a snag after the parachutes needed for landing the spacecraft on the Red Planet failed in two back-to-back tests. There isn’t much time left to fix and test the issue before its scheduled launch in the summer of 2020. If the mission team cannot meet the 2020 deadline, they’ll have to wait until 2022 to try again.

Telegram’s latest update helps users cut down on notification overload

The messaging app Telegram has been updated with a number of features that should cut down on the amount of notifications and noise generated by the app.
India launched its very first lunar lander bound for the surface of the Moon.

India successfully launches its first lunar lander bound for the moon

Chandrayaan-2 consists of an orbiter, as well as a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan, which all launched on top of an Indian GSLV MK-III rocket at 5:13AM ET on Monday, July 22nd.
The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes that burn the glucose for energy the same as a biological muscle does(Thor Balkhed)

Engineers develop ‘artificial muscles’ 40 times stronger than human muscles

An international team of engineers in US and China have developed powerful artificial muscles which can generate power 40 times that of human muscles.
The mission marks the third for the recycled rocket, but the first for the US Department of Defence

SpaceX launches ashes of 152 people into orbit

SpaceX has launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in one of its most challenging missions, and is carrying a variety of cargo from 24 satellites to human remains.
Vyleesi is an injection to be taken before sex.

New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.
Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran announces next steps to scale back nuclear compliance

Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale.

Researchers generate antibodies to Ebola virus disease

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus.
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NASA: Human influence on global drought traceable since early 1900s

Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, a recent study by NASA revealed on Monday.

Don: Scientists working hard to find HIV cure

Prof. Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University College, London, on Saturday, said there was hope for HIV cure in the near future.
A 15,600-year-old footprint fossil found in southern Chile is believed to be the evidence of the oldest human presence in the Americas, according to a recent study.

Scientists find ‘oldest human’ footprint in Americas

A 15,600-year-old footprint fossil found in southern Chile is believed to be the evidence of the oldest human presence in the Americas, according to a recent study.
HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus untransmittable even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.

Study: HIV-suppressing drugs prevent transmission of AIDS virus

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus "untransmittable" even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.

Scientists plan to grow human organs in pigs for transplantation

Scientists at the University of Tokyo plans to use human stem cells to grow pancreases in pigs for transplantation, Kyodo News reported on Monday.
NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a marsquake, marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported.

NASA detects likely tremor on Mars

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan mourned the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, saying the Los Angeles Lakers icon was “like a little brother” to him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has laughed off reports of a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

The club-record signing has only featured sporadically under Mourinho due to a series of injury issues, with his manager making little attempt to hide his frustration.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Nigerian Airforce destroys ISWAPs’ staging area at Gashigar in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno, and neutralised several of the insurgents.
The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.

Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.