Chronic conditions -- not infectious diseases -- are top 5 causes of early death in China
Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely the result of economic growth and increasing levels of education. In addition, China has instituted national programs targeting infectious diseases.
India's space startups ignite investor interest
From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race.
Promising to cure cancer is easy politics. The science is much more difficult
President Trump made a new promise if voters grant him a second term: “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases, including cancer.” Trump’s statement was part of his 2020 campaign kickoff in Orlando, Fla., this week. It echoed remarks by former vice president...
DopplerScatt's Simultaneous Ocean Wind and Current Measurements Employed in Two Studies
This blog post originated in the 2017 Science Mission Directorate Technology Highlights Report (33 MB PDF). Technology Development A NASA-developed airborne instrument called DopplerScatt participated in two large-scale oceanographic experiments in April and May of 2017. A Ka-band Doppler scatterometer, DopplerScatt’s ability to take simultaneous measurements of ocean surface winds and water cu...
Rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence on display for the first time in over a century
'Magnificent' baptismal font discovered at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, Palestinian officials say
A Barnyard Mystery: Are the Chicks Male or Female?
It’s easy to tell an adult rooster from an adult hen. But when they’re just chicks? That requires considerable expertise.
Photos: Falcon Heavy reaches pad 39A for its first night launch
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket rolled out of its hangar and up the ramp to pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then was raised vertical at the seaside launch complex early Monday in preparation for a late-night liftoff with two dozen weather observation and technology demonstration satellites.
Gas on Saturn’s moon could be ‘free lunch’ for alien life
The oceans on Saturn's moon Enceladus may have the chemical fuel necessary for life. If there's any around, that is.