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Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said.

Posted on 20 April 2019 | 9:56 pm

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua

China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies.

Posted on 20 April 2019 | 10:40 am

Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors

About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker.

Posted on 18 April 2019 | 10:41 am

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of rock containing massive teeth and knew she had come across something important.

Posted on 18 April 2019 | 7:10 am

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Posted on 17 April 2019 | 9:31 pm

On Saturn's moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane

Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system's most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn's moon Titan - if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane.

Posted on 16 April 2019 | 11:06 am

Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails

The aerospace company behind Israel's failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public.

Posted on 13 April 2019 | 1:59 pm

'Seeing the unseeable': Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

Using a global network of telescopes to see "the unseeable," an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago.

Posted on 12 April 2019 | 3:05 pm

Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent, shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface.

Posted on 12 April 2019 | 8:21 am

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.

Posted on 12 April 2019 | 2:34 am