SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
JAPAN HAS LAUNCHED THE SMALLEST ROCKET EVER TO PUT A SATELLITE INTO ORBIT
Japan's space agency successfully launched the smallest rocket ever to deliver a satellite into orbit on Saturday, Feb. 3. The launch is an example of a small-scale side of the space-travel industry that SpaceX isn't currently equipped to service.
SEA SLIME CAN TRIGGER 65-FOOT MEGA-TSUNAMIS
The corpses of these tiny creatures ooze out a slimy layer that may explain catastrophic undersea landslides and tsunamis.
OH, BROTHER: PEOPLE MIGHT NOT TAKE THIS POTENTIAL MALARIA DRUG JUST BECAUSE IT TURNS THEIR URINE BLUE
A drug uses blue dye to effectively kill malaria parasites, but it turns patients' urine blue. Is that odd color change enough to deter patients from taking it?
DEMENTIA NOW BRITAIN’S BIGGEST KILLER, OVERTAKING HEART DISEASE FOR FIRST TIME
Dementia is now Britain’s biggest killer, overtaking heart disease for first time new figures have shown.
CERN RESEARCHERS ARE PLANNING TO TRAP AND TRUCK ANTIMATTER FROM ONE FACILITY TO ANOTHER
At CERN, particle collision experiments frequently produce antimatter, which explodes at contact with its matter counterpart. In a new project, researchers are working to transport antimatter for the first time.
TO CURE A DEADLY DISEASE, 17 PEOPLE WILL BE KNOWINGLY INFECTED WITH WORMS
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and kills thousands every year. In the hopes of helping researchers develop a schistosomiasis vaccine, a group of 17 volunteers agreed to let doctors infect them with the parasitic worms.
AMAZING IMAGES: THE BEST SCIENCE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images.
KNITTING SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED ON NHS TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, REDUCE DEPRESSION AND SLOW DEMENTIA
Prescribing knitting could save the NHS millions of pounds, a new report suggests, because it lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and slows the onset of dementia.
EDINBURGH ZOO SUSPENDS PANDA BREEDING PROGRAMME
Edinburgh Zoo has announced it will not attempt to breed its giant pandas this year as keepers take time to study why programmes elsewhere have succeeded while they keep failing.
HOW DO PEOPLE DIE FROM ALS?
Stephen Hawking, who died today
(March 14) at age 76, battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for most of his life.