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NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months – KSL.com

NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months – KSL.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months, blocked sunlight from the […]

Raw milk infected with Brucella potentially exposed to people in 19 states, CDC says – USA TODAY

Raw milk infected with Brucella potentially exposed to people in 19 states, CDC says – USA TODAY

jug of milk with an old country table, a white drink is poured into a glass (Photo: Chepko, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Federal and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of raw milk tainted with Brucella, a drug-resistant bacteria which can cause serious complications such as heart problems, arthritis and miscarriage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles – Reuters

Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles – Reuters

SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (Reuters) – The Pentagon will evaluate the certification for Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch vehicles to determine whether the U.S. Air Force […]

Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases – ABC News

Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases – ABC News

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Mars One is dead – Engadget

Mars One is dead – Engadget

Mars One was split into two ventures, the non-profit Mars One Foundation and the for-profit Mars One Ventures. The Swiss-based Ventures AG was declared bankrupt by a Basel court on January 15th and was, at the time, valued at almost $100 million. Mars One Ventures PLC, the UK-registered branch, is listed as a dormant company […]

This New 'Trojan Horse' Drug Successfully Treated 6 Types of Cancer Tumor – ScienceAlert

This New 'Trojan Horse' Drug Successfully Treated 6 Types of Cancer Tumor – ScienceAlert

A toxic antibody is the latest weapon to show promise as a broad spectrum treatment for multiple forms of advanced cancer. Dubbed a ‘Trojan horse’ approach to chemotherapy, the new drug has proven itself worthy of moving up the chain of clinical trials to being tested on a greater variety of patients. It’s not a […]

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility – Gizmodo

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility – Gizmodo

The then-undeveloped site near Boca Chica Beach, Texas where Elon Musk’s SpaceX now has a launch facility, seen in 2012. Photo: Christopher Sherman (AP) The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in […]

10-year-old girl dies from bacterial meningitis – KTRK-TV

10-year-old girl dies from bacterial meningitis – KTRK-TV

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — A 10-year-old girl died from bacterial meningitis on Wednesday. WSBT reports that Abbigayle Dipietro’s family didn’t know what meningitis was and were surprised it killed her so quickly. Her mother said she complained about an ear infection last weekend, which quickly turned into vomiting and a seizure Monday. By Wednesday, she fell […]

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer's theory – Chicago Tribune

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer's theory – Chicago Tribune

The Washington Post News Service & Syndicate has asked that news organizations remove the story that discussed the possibility that an alien ship may be among us, quoting an astronomer. The news service also issued this correction: A Washington Post story on Harvard professor Avi Loeb mischaracterized the statement North Carolina State University astrophysicist Katie […]

When it comes to brains, women have one huge advantage that scientists can't explain – BGR

When it comes to brains, women have one huge advantage that scientists can't explain – BGR

When a person reaches adulthood, their brain is the biggest it’ll ever be. As age progresses, human brains tend to shrink a bit from their peak, and that’s something that has been known for some time. However, there’s a significant difference between men and women in terms of brain “age” as we all grow older. […]