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NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

Jun 22, 2021

The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission.

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20, 2021

Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

By Daivd Koenig | Jun 4, 2021

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

Jun 4, 2021

How long do vaccines last? That's now a critical question as the Biden administration prepares to send tens of millions of unused COVID-19 doses abroad to help curb the pandemic.

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

Newer Methods May Boost Gene Therapy's Use for More Diseases

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 2, 2021

A growing number of patients with rare diseases have hope of not just better treatments, but perhaps a cure. Gene therapy increasingly is being used to attack the root cause of their problems by supplying the DNA they lack.

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Ascends from New Mexico

By Morgan Lee | May 23, 2021

Virgin Galactic on Saturday made its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle, as the company forges toward offering tourist flights to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.

Why Don't We Have an HIV/AIDS Vaccine After 37 Years?

May 22, 2021

Millions of lives have been saved thanks to the rapid deployment of effective vaccines against COVID-19. And yet, it has been 37 years since HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, and there is no vaccine — why?

Watch: Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh on the Science and Synergy of Well-Being

SPONSORED CONTENT | May 21, 2021

Cymbiotika founder Chervin Jafarieh shares ways to achieve optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health.

In Search of Covid's Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan 'Lab Leak'

By Arthur Allen | May 21, 2021

Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the idea that the covid virus escaped from a Chinese lab is gaining high-profile attention. As it does, reputations of renowned scientists are at risk — and so is their personal safety.

Scientists Race to Study Variants in India as Cases Explode

By Aniruddha Ghosal, Krutika Pathi | May 12, 2021

Sc A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Latin America Looks to Space, Despite Limitations on Ground

By Christopher Torchia | May 2, 2021

Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America.

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

By Marcia Dunn | May 2, 2021

SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

Mars Helicopter Aces 4th Flight, Gets Extra Month of Flying

By Marcia Dunn | May 1, 2021

Instead of wrapping up flight tests at the beginning of May, NASA is giving its Ingenuity helicopter at least an extra month to tackle tough new terrain and serve as a scout for its companion rover, Perseverance.

Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors' Turf in Mapping Dispute

By Bryan Anderson | Apr 26, 2021

Drone pilots are coming into conflict with regulations designed to protect surveying professionals, now that it's possible to nearly precisely combine line drawings with images to better resolve property disputes.

Put a Spring in Your Step: How CBD Can Support a Return to Wellness

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

As people get outside, reboot their exercise routines, and start responsibly socializing more, CBD may offer benefits that boost our sense of physical, mental and emotional wellness.

How Recovery Unplugged's Vibe Room is Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

The science behind music's therapeutic qualities has led to the creation of the Vibe Room, the latest innovation from the groundbreaking addiction treatment center Recovery Unplugged.

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