Chinese scientists created ‘monkey pigs’ by adding primate cells to pig embryos
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Chinese scientists created ‘monkey pigs’ by adding primate cells to pig embryos

If there’s one thing sci-fi movies have taught us over the year it’s that combining one animal with another animal almost always ends badly. Scientists in China aren’t…

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Piglets Born With Monkey Cells Are a World First
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Piglets Born With Monkey Cells Are a World First

Fluorescent proteins, shown in green, indicating the presence of monkey cells. Image: Rui Fu et al., 2019/Protein & CellScientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey…

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Boeing Starliner crew capsule and Atlas V rocket complete dress rehearsal ahead of test flight
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Boeing Starliner crew capsule and Atlas V rocket complete dress rehearsal ahead of test flight

Boeing and launch partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) completed a key step today in pursuit of launching U.S. astronauts aboard their commercial spacecraft. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew…

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Blockchain Startup SpaceChain Sends Wallet Tech to International Space Station
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Blockchain Startup SpaceChain Sends Wallet Tech to International Space Station

Space-as-a-service-focused blockchain startup SpaceChain has sent its hardware wallet technology to the International Space Station (ISS).As part of the CRS-19 commercial resupply service mission, a SpaceX Falcon 9…

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Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Crew Dragon Abort Engines in This Up Close Video
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Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Crew Dragon Abort Engines in This Up Close Video

Home News Spaceflight As SpaceX prepares for a crucial Crew Dragon abort flight this month, you can watch the results of another recent test for the spacecraft in…

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A Tiny Leak Led to a Massive, Unexpected Collapse at Kilauea Volcano
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A Tiny Leak Led to a Massive, Unexpected Collapse at Kilauea Volcano

Home News The lava lake at Kilauea's summit on May 6, 2018, before the onset of the caldera collapse. The lava lake surface had fallen about 656 feet…

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Rocket Lab’s 10th launch tests booster recovery technology
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Rocket Lab’s 10th launch tests booster recovery technology

Rocket Lab’s 55-foot-tall (17-meter) Electron launcher lifted off from Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island at 3:18 a.m. EST (0818 GMT) Friday. Credit:…

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Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells
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Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells

Confocal microscopy image of human embryonic kidney cells. Nanoparticles filled with human immunoglobulin were delivered to the cells. The cell nucleus is blue, endosomes (which sequester materials taken…

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This Brainless, Single-Celled Blob Can Make Complex ‘Decisions’
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This Brainless, Single-Celled Blob Can Make Complex ‘Decisions’

Home News S. roeselii is shown here contracting down to where it's holding onto a surface. (Image: © Courtesy: Bill Porter) Tiny, brainless blobs might be able to…

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Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star
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Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the star, and the white dwarf appears to be…

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