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Baboon Survives for Six Months With a Pig's Heart Beating in Its Chest – Gizmodo

Baboon Survives for Six Months With a Pig's Heart Beating in Its Chest – Gizmodo

An olive baboon, the same species used in the study. Photo: Gary Stolz (Wikimedia Commons) A baboon survived 195 days after an experimental heart transplant, according to a new paper. But the heart didn’t come from another baboon—it came from a pig. There are far more people who desperately need organ transplants than there are […]

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species' – BBC News

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children feed pigeons in Kathmandu The modification of land for farming and building cities is favouring the same species everywhere, according to a new study. Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists. Researchers looked at […]

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of death – CNN

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of death – CNN

Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be […]

NASA Scientist: Aliens May Have Been Here And We Missed It – The Daily Wire

NASA Scientist: Aliens May Have Been Here And We Missed It – The Daily Wire

According to a NASA scientist, intelligent alien life may have visited earth and human beings missed it. Silvano P. Colombano, a member of NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division, wrote a paper titled “New Assumptions to Guide SETI Intelligence,” and presented it at the “Decoding Alien Intelligence Workshop.” In the paper, Colombano asserted: Recent discoveries due to […]

'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics – The Guardian

'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics – The Guardian

The World Health Organization is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. “It cannot just be done without clear guidelines,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN health agency, said in Geneva. The organisation was gathering […]

Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docks with the International Space Station – Fox News

Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docks with the International Space Station – Fox News

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including one American, has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Monday’s launch from Kazakhstan is the first successful manned mission to the space lab since an aborted Soyuz launch in October. The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft docked with the ISS at 12:33 p.m. ET, following a six-hour journey […]

After a mysterious illness paralyzed her son, this mom turned to polio survivors for answers – CNN

After a mysterious illness paralyzed her son, this mom turned to polio survivors for answers – CNN

It was 2012, and her 1-year-old son, Lucian, had suddenly become paralyzed from the waist down. While he was receiving excellent medical care from his doctors in California, she and her husband longed for the emotional support and guidance that could only come from the parents of a child like Lucian. But that was the […]

The cremated remains of 100 people are going to be launched into space on a SpaceX rocket – CNN

The cremated remains of 100 people are going to be launched into space on a SpaceX rocket – CNN

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Branson says Virgin Galactic will send people to space before Christmas – Fox News

Branson says Virgin Galactic will send people to space before Christmas – Fox News

Richard Branson made the bold claim last week that Virgin Galactic will send astronauts into space by Christmas. The billionaire said he is “pretty confident” the space tourism venture he co-founded can achieve this milestone by the end of the year in a Nov. 30 interview with CNN Business. “We have a brilliant group of […]

Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times Faster – Good News Network

Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times Faster – Good News Network

One man’s happy accident has brought new hope to the recovery of coral reefs around the world. Dr. David Vaughan stumbled upon the groundbreaking discovery as he was working with corals at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida. He had been trying to remove a coral from the bottom of a tank when it broke […]