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Unveiling The Dragon: Elon Musk Shows Off New Astronaut Spacecraft
2014-05-30 06:57:12

SpaceX has been spearheading American-based commercial space ventures for quite some time now, proving its worth as a launch provider for International Space Station supply runs with its Dragon spacecraft.

MERS Arrives In The Netherlands, Researchers Identify Drugs That Could Treat The Deadly Virus
2014-05-20 08:36:27

The deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been largely confined to the Middle East and surrounding countries since it was first reported two years ago.

Unlocking The Secrets Of Death In A Long-Lived Individual's Blood
2014-04-28 10:35:58

They say that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. For the former, a new study of the blood of one of the world’s oldest women has offered clues to not only why death occurs, but may also unlock some of the secrets of longevity.

SpaceX Says It Could Save The Feds Money By Launching Its Satellites
2014-04-25 15:01:13

SpaceX has proven to NASA that it is a viable contender in the launch of scientific missions to the International Space Station and now it wants to prove it can also send payloads into space for the US government,

Did Inbreeding Drive Woolly Mammoths To Extinction?
2014-03-26 09:19:04

Much of what we know about the Mammoth may be challenged after new research from a Dutch team has found evidence that the massive mammal may have driven itself to extinction due to inbreeding.

H1N1 Death Risk Dramatically Lowered If Antivirals Are Administered Within Two Days Of Symptoms
2014-03-19 09:19:25

Tamiflu treatments have been somewhat controversial over the past few years, with some evidence showing viruses gaining resistance to the drug and others questioning the effectiveness of the antiviral medication.

Multiple New Cases Of H7N9 Have Been Confirmed In The Last Week
2014-01-14 07:51:50

Last week, redOrbit reported that several new cases of human infection with H7N9 had been confirmed since the New Year began. In the past five days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports from two Chinese health agencies confirming 13 new cases of H7N9 bird flu.

At Least Eight New Cases Of H7N9 Bird Flu Reported Since January 1
2014-01-10 08:13:28

In a report released yesterday, January 9, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus were reported by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC).

MERS On The Rise, Kidney Failure Link Found, Camel Link Confirmed
2013-12-27 08:18:12

A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization since Dec. 17, 2013, bringing total number of confirmed illnesses to 170.

Fourth Time's A Charm As SpaceX Successfully Puts SES-8 In Orbit
2013-12-04 06:10:32

SpaceX can breathe a sigh of relief after a late day launch on December 3 successfully put its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket into space and set an SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.