U.S. space agency NASA has chosen three potential landing sites for its upcoming Mars 2020 mission, which aims to find evidence of alien life on the Red Planet.
The three potential landing sites for the Mars rover include an ancient lake, an early hot-spring site and a former volcanic hotbed. Scientists selected the three sites at a workshop held from Feb. 8-10 in Monrovia, California, from 8 sites proposed in 2015.
A fresh Canadian study has suggested that men may be at a notably higher risk of suffering a fatal heart attack following a heavy snowstorm.
Researchers from the University of Montreal found in the study that compared with periods without snow, men were 16 per cent more probable to suffer a heart attack and 34 per cent more probable to die from a heart attack after a storm dropped at least 8 inches of snow.
A drug recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a rare form of muscular dystrophy may be out of reach of many patients due to its hefty price.
Marathon Pharmaceuticals will sell the FDA-approved deflazacort drug under the brand name Emflaza for nearly $89,000 for a year’s worth of treatment. The figure represents 70 times higher price for the drug than what it costs outside the United States.
The most recent weekend proved to be a significant treat for sky watchers, thanks to three intriguing celestial events that took place over the span of just a few days.
Over the weekend, sky watchers witnessed the so-called “Snow Moon,” a total penumbral eclipse, as well as a “green comet” that made its closest flyby our planet.
U. S. President Donald Trump and other Republicans have threatened to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood because clinics operating under the organization provide abortion services as well.
This Saturday, the debate over the issue will peak with protest rallies across the nation, including at clinics in San Francisco, Redwood City and Napa, demanding "defunding" of Planned Parenthood.
For the next few days, night sky-gazers will be able to spot a pale green comet that is making one of its closest flybys to our plant in several decades.
Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková will make its closest approach to Earth at 3 a.m. ET on 11th of February. However, the greenish comet will be visible only by telescope or binoculars.
It has gradually been brightening since it rounded the Sun on New Year’s Eve. Astronomers have predicted that it will pass within 7.4 million miles of Earth, roughly 32 times farther away from our planet than the moon.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has welcomed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s decision to approve Marathon Pharmaceuticals’ deflazacort drug to treat the most common childhood form of muscular dystrophy.
The deflazacort drug, labeled for use by individuals 5 years or older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), can be used regardless of genetic mutation. It is third drug in 6 months approved by the FDA for diseases included in MDA’s program.
An international team of researchers from Israel and the United States have discovered evidence of a cave that reportedly housed Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of historically significant ancient manuscripts including copies of the Hebrew Bible.
The ancient cave in question was discovered in the hills of Wadi Qumran in the Judean Desert. Inside the cave, the researchers found only fragments of ancient manuscripts and some storage jars and lids from the Second Temple period (dated from 530 BC to 70 CE). Since the early 1940s, 12 such caves have been discovered.
A six-year-old boy who has long been battling cancer donned a Superman T-shirt, performed a cute-as-can-be happy dance and got to ring the chemotherapy bell at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday to mark the end of chemotherapy.
Jimmy Spagnolo, who successfully finished a year-long round of chemotherapy, has been battling an inoperable brain tumor since his infancy.
Hospital staff filmed Jimmy’s victory dance and shared it with the rest of the world by posting it on the hospital’s Facebook page.
The so-called Snow Moon on Feb 10 will be a unique full moon as it will not only coincide with a special lunar eclipse but also a pale green comet that will streak by Earth.
Astronomers have predicted that the Moon will spend more than four hours coasting through the outer shadow of Earth, called the penumbra. The penumbral lunar eclipse will thus make the full moon’s bright, glowing façade to look somewhat dark.
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