International Science & Technology News

  • Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness

    Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness

    While people and other vertebrates are color blind in dim light, some deep-sea fish may possess keen color vision to thrive in the near total darkness of their extreme environment thanks to a unique genetic adaptation, scientists said on Thursday.…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 19, 5:46am -
  • Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

    Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

    Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalizing on the Trump administration's renewed push to establish a…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 19, 4:08am -
  • Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight

    Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight

    A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said on Wednesda…
    - 11 days ago 8 May 19, 5:12pm -
  • Alphabet's GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics

    Alphabet's GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics

    GV, Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm, led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases.
    - 12 days ago 7 May 19, 10:11am -
  • First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

    First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

    The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for auction in July and could fetch up to $9 million, New York auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday.
    - 16 days ago 3 May 19, 8:01pm -
  • SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

    SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

    Nearly two weeks after a fiery explosion during a ground test of its new crew capsule, SpaceX confirmed on Thursday that the vehicle was destroyed, but neither the company nor NASA, its primary customer, have publicly acknowledged the nature of the m…
    - 17 days ago 3 May 19, 2:16am -
  • Backstory: How to capture a rocket

    Backstory: How to capture a rocket

    “It’s a challenge to describe that noise,” says Reuters senior photographer Mike Blake, after witnessing his first rocket launch.
    - 17 days ago 2 May 19, 6:48am -
  • Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes

    Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes

    A jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau in China is providing surprising insights into Denisovans, the enigmatic extinct cousins to Neanderthals and our own species, including that they were pioneers at enduring high-altitude environments.…
    - 18 days ago 1 May 19, 7:04pm -
  • Scientists say they're closer to possible blood test for chronic fatigue

    Scientists say they're closer to possible blood test for chronic fatigue

    Scientists in the United States say they have taken a step toward developing a possible diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition characterized by exhaustion and other debilitating symptoms.
    - 20 days ago 29 Apr 19, 7:03pm -
  • Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

    Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

    BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging space market that could be worth $1 trillion a year…
    - 20 days ago 29 Apr 19, 6:23pm -