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NASA's Hammer Spacecraft aiming to divert asteroid from hitting our planet

NASA's Hammer Spacecraft aiming to divert asteroid from hitting our planet

NASA scientists are working on a plan to divert or blow up an asteroid in case it was on course to collide with our planet. There is very low chance of any major asteroid hitting our planet in next few centuries but NASA team is already planning a course of action in case of any […]

I flew with the next NASA spacecraft that will land on Mars

I flew with the next NASA spacecraft that will land on Mars

Inside a bright, cavernous room, a giant white metal box is rising toward the ceiling. A cable and pulley system tugs the box upward, and it ascends at just an inch a minute. I’m staring at this box along with 30 or so other people, all of whom are wearing white. No, not wearing white […]

mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin's New Glenn

mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin's New Glenn

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn rocket, the reusable launch vehicle created by Blue Origin to put people and large cargo into orbit, has a new confirmed payload for one of its first missions: mu Space. The Thai satellite startup announced it would be working with Blue Origin late last year, but now it has confirmed that […]

Scientists Find 15 New Exoplanets, Of Which 3 Are Super-Earths

Scientists Find 15 New Exoplanets, Of Which 3 Are Super-Earths

ChadoNihi / Pixabay Scientists have been working on discovering more planets that could harbor life as we know it on Earth. Recently, a research team from Tokyo discovered 15 new exoplanets. Furthermore, out of those 15, they confirmed that there are three super-Earths, and out of those three one is confirmed to be located in […]

Doctors find air pocket where part of man's brain should be

Doctors find air pocket where part of man's brain should be

By Amy B Wang | The Washington Post The 84-year-old man arrived in the emergency room with complaints that weren’t uncommon for a patient his age. He had reported feeling unsteady over the past several months, culminating in repeated falls in recent weeks. In the three days leading up to his hospital visit, his left […]

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says. Action on Salt analysed more than 150 dishes and found some contained half an adult’s recommended 6g (0.2oz) daily allowance of salt. Main courses, such as beef in black […]

NHS homeopathy ending in London

NHS homeopathy ending in London

Image copyright Getty Images A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine – formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital – will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April. Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like”, […]

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

A surgeon under NHS investigation removed a patient’s ovaries without prior consent as they were “in the way”. Tony Dixon helped to pioneer the use of mesh in bowel surgery to fix prolapses and relieve constipation. Lucinda Methuen Campbell, who recently died, said she had not consented to the removal before the operation in 2014. […]

Girls’ guide to what a ‘normal’ vulva looks like

Girls’ guide to what a ‘normal’ vulva looks like

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Teenage girls are being directed to a new online reference tool that helps them check if their vulva looks normal. Available on the sexual health charity Brook website, the resource gives visual examples and advice on how female genitals change in puberty. The health experts who designed it say they […]

Minimum alcohol price law’s first stage debated by AMs

Minimum alcohol price law’s first stage debated by AMs

Media captionAlcohol Concern Cymru director Andrew Misell says the alcohol price law will tackle “cheap, strong alcohol” A decision on whether a plan to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol should go to the next stage is to be made by politicians in Wales later. AMs will debate the proposal which has been suggested as a […]