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Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Image copyright J. Nichols, Science Translational Medicine 2018 Image caption The engineered pig lung is shown here in its bioreactor Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig. To create a new lung, experts used a “scaffold” that provided structural support and slowly built up the lung tissue around it, using cells from […]

The James Webb Space Telescope Is Delayed (Again)! What Is Happening?

The James Webb Space Telescope Is Delayed (Again)! What Is Happening?

The James Webb Space Telescope being developed by NASA is set to be one the most exciting space observatories ever developed! With totally novel technologies and instruments, it will give us new insights into our universe. Unfortunately, its completion and launch has been delayed. Again. What’s going on? The initial completion window for the James […]

NYC health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett to take Harvard job

NYC health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett to take Harvard job

Dr. Bassett, who brought to the city three decades of public health expertise and a desire to confront racial and economic inequities in the health system, was the face of the city’s response to crises like a doctor being diagnosed with Ebola. But the agency has been embroiled in the city housing authority’s growing lead […]

People buried at Stonehenge 5000 years ago came from far away

People buried at Stonehenge 5000 years ago came from far away

The mysterious assemblage of 25-ton rocks at Stonehenge usually steals the show. But the ground beneath the stones holds secrets, too – 5,000 years ago, this patch of land in Wiltshire, in southern England, was a burial place. And some of the ancient human remains found at Stonehenge have unusually distant origins, according to a […]

The CDC Has Just Had To Remind People Not To Wash And Reuse Condoms

The CDC Has Just Had To Remind People Not To Wash And Reuse Condoms

Yes, apparently that is a thing and, no, the CDC doesn’t want you to do it any more When it comes to the act of having sex, there seems to be a small group of people who figure that if they are reusing the appliance, they may as well reuse that appliance’s protective cover as […]

Stargazing August: How to see the best meteor showers this month

Stargazing August: How to see the best meteor showers this month

When we catch up with our pals in the autumn, they tell us about their summer break. And they rave about the shooting stars they’ve seen. “So you went on holiday at the beginning of August?” we ask. “Yes. How did you know that?” they reply. Easy peasy. They encountered the annual Perseid meteor shower, which graces […]

Global warming: Scientists warn about emerging heat-waves that would surpass highest global mortality rate

Global warming: Scientists warn about emerging heat-waves that would surpass highest global mortality rate

The facts about continuous rising temperature are known to almost everybody. But, scientists are now scared that if the global temperature remains unchecked, then such extreme conditions could trigger fatal heat, which will cause the highest global mortality rates. In a new study, which was published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, researchers have stated […]

Astronaut Crew Quarters at KSC Being Prepped for Return to Human Spaceflight From American Soil

Astronaut Crew Quarters at KSC Being Prepped for Return to Human Spaceflight From American Soil

Astronaut Crew Quarters at KSC Being Prepped for Return to Human Spaceflight From American Soil | […]

Morbidly obese cat Bronson is on a strict diet to reach a healthy weight

Morbidly obese cat Bronson is on a strict diet to reach a healthy weight

(Picture: Natalie Schnarrs / SWNS.com) There’s a lot of Bronson to love. At just three years old, Bronson the cat weighed in at a massive 33lbs when he arrived at West Michigan Humane Society in May, following the death of his owner. He was more than double the weight of an average cat, and his […]

Carbon Dioxide Leak May Have Led To The Rise Of Human Civilization

Carbon Dioxide Leak May Have Led To The Rise Of Human Civilization

The world’s southernmost ocean leaked carbon dioxide into the air, causing an increase in CO2 that created warmer climates. This led to the rise of human civilizations, according to researchers.   ( Martin Fuchs | Pixabay ) A leak in the biological pump may have caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to rise thousands of years […]