SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
COMPACT NUCLEAR FISSION REACTORS COULD ONE DAY POWER OUR MARTIAN COLONIES
Initial tests show that a 1-kilowatt and a 10-kilowatt model are viable.
‘INTERSEX’ ATHLETES TO LEARN IF THEY WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE DRUGS TO SUPPRESS TESTOSTERONE
‘Intersex’ athletes will learn next month whether they will be forced to take drugs to suppress their testosterone levels, amid an ongoing row which could tarnish the World Championships in London.
STUDY SHOWS THAT “LIQUID BIOPSIES” COULD LEAD TO FASTER CANCER DETECTION
In a study of more than 20,000 middle-aged Chinese men, researchers were able to use a screening method known as a "liquid biopsy" to determine which were most likely to have nasopharyngeal cancer despite showing no outward symptoms. Eventually, the method could be used to provide earlier detection of a number of different kinds of disorders.
RICHARD BRANSON: VIRGIN GALACTIC WILL START CONQUERING SPACE TOURISM BY EARLY NEXT YEAR
Virgin Galactic CEO Sir Richard Branson spoke at a gathering of entrepreneurs last week in Helsinki, Finland. The 67-year old British businessman talked about his plans for commercial space tourism, which he says is possible by early 2018.
AFTER A YEAR AWAY FROM EARTH, SCOTT KELLY’S “SPACE GENES” SET HIM APART FROM HIS TWIN
To determine the effects space can have on the human body, NASA tasked now-retired astronaut Scott Kelly to spend a year on the International Space Station. When he returned, NASA discovered 7 percent of his DNA had undergone a change.
SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THE GENE THAT GOVERNS AN ORGANISM’S WAKING LIFE
We finally understand an inescapable part of life on Earth.
WITH THREE YEARS TO PREPARE, EVEN THIS AI COULDN'T ACE CHINA'S DIFFICULT MATH EXAM
A Chinese-made artificially intelligent machine took the maths part of China's most notoriously difficult college entrance test. The bot, AI-Maths, wasn't able to reach the average score of the top human takers of exam.
RARE, MOHAWK-WEARING FISH DISCOVERED 'WALKING' ON SEAFLOOR
The discovery of a new group of weird fish - which sport bright red, Mohawk-like fins on their heads and finger-like fins on their sides - has delighted the divers who encountered them, just as they were trying to find the extremely endangered species.
ELON MUSK PUTS A CAP ON TICKET PRICE TO MARS COLONY. HERE'S HOW MUCH IT COULD COST.
Elon Musk's talk at the International Astronautical Congress has been adapted as a journal article in this month's New Space. The CEO of SpaceX focuses on the affordability of tickets to Mars as a key factor in its successful colonization.
FORD MAKES PLANS FOR AN AUTOMATED POLICE CAR THAT TAKES THE LAW INTO ITS OWN HANDS
Can we trust artificially intelligent vehicles to uphold the law? We will see, as Ford has officially filed for a patent on an automated police car.