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3 American Scientists Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine

New York, N.Y. The 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to three American scientists. Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were awarded for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. “Usingfruit fliesas a model organism, this year’s Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm,” the award […]

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Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

New York, N.Y. Scientists say they have figured out a way to use tobacco plants to produce artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malaria drug. Malaria infects an estimated 200 million people each year, resulting in 400,000 deaths. The drug artemisinin is sometimes used to treat the mosquito-borne illness, clearing the parasite from the bloodstream within 48 […]

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Chinese Astronauts Begin Month-Long Stay in Space

China launched two astronauts into space on Monday. Their launch marks the beginning of China’s longest human space flight yet. A carrier rocket sent a Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with astronauts Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng into space. The rocket was fired from the Jinquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert. Chen is 37 years old. […]

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Japan’s Ohsumi Awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Tokyo, Japan. Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine for his work autophagy — the science of how cells break down and recycle their content. “His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation of starvation or response […]

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Osmosis – The Next Big Step For Clean Energy?

Illinois Solar Power is becoming increasingly inexpensive, and efficient.  The same goes for wind power, but a natural limitation of both systems is that on some days the sun doesn’t shine, and on some days, the wind doesn’t blow.                                 […]

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Saturn’s Moon, Titan, Could Support Life

New York, N.Y. Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, could support a very different kind life, according to a new study. Titan, taken from the Cassini spacecraft. Photo: NASA/Wikipedia. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cornell University say that despite the moon’s harsh environment, a “prebiotic chemical key” likely exists in […]

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NASA: Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

Pasadena, CA. There were hugs, “high fives” and handshakes at Juno mission control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, as the unmanned spacecraft completed its engine burn to enter Jupiter orbit and start its 20-month mission mapping the giant planet. NASA Juno Spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit July 4th, 2016. Photo: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr. Scientists and […]

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New Horizons Space Probe Gets Mission Extension

New York, N.Y. While all eyes are focused on the Juno space probe’s historic encounter with Jupiter, NASA has announced it is extending the mission of the New Horizons spacecraft, which recently provided dazzling photos and information on the dwarf planet Pluto. v                     NASA / Johns Hopkins University Apploaied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research […]

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