Europe’s sun mission flew through the tail of Comet Leonard

From Comet Leonard bid farewell to Earth and flew past Venus, sun-studying spacecraft flew through the comet’s long tail, giving humans a new perspective on the icy wanderer. Discovered last January and also known as Comet C / 2021 A1, Comet Leonard was probably the most spectacular visitor for skywatchers in 2021. sun, especially in … Read more

Space Station Crew Busy With Plants, Bioprinting and Orbital Plumbing

Not NASA January 28, 2022 A Soyuz MS-19 crew vessel and a Prichal docking module attached to a Nauka versatile laboratory module are featured during orbital sunset. Credit: NASA Yesterday, the Expedition 66 crew split its research schedule between space botany and life science aboard the International Space Station. NASA Flight Engineer Thomas Marshburn began … Read more

Peruvian gold rush turns pristine rainforests into heavily polluted mercury sinks – BIOENGINEER.ORG

DURHAM, NC – If you had to guess which part of the world has the highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution, you probably wouldn’t choose a piece of Amazonian rainforest as new. And yet, that’s exactly where they are. DURHAM, NC – If you had to guess which part of the world has the highest … Read more

Water Flowed on Mars a Billion Years Longer Than Thought

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its Context Camera to capture this image of Bosporos Planum, a location on Mars. The white specks are salt deposits found within a dry channel. The largest impact crater in the scene is at 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) across. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS Caltech researchers used the Mars … Read more

NASA honors fallen astronauts with Day of Remembrance

NASA will pause today (Jan. 27) to remember the lives lost in the pursuit of space exploration, during the agency’s annual “Remembrance Day”. This year’s edition coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967. The following six days include two other serious anniversaries: the Challenger shuttle disaster on January … Read more

Just Two Words on a Cookie Label Can Mess Up How It Tastes, Study Finds

Human taste buds are easily manipulated. With just a few simple words, researchers have found the same chocolate chip cookie that can go from scrumptiously sweet and moist tasting to unpleasantly bitter and stale. It all depends on what the label tells us. When 58 adults from Ohio State University were given three cookies to … Read more

How I feel with Parkinson’s disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It is characterized by psychomotor delay, rigidity, tremor, and changes in gait. Nerve cell damage in the brain causes dopamine levels to drop, leading to the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s often starts with a tremor in one hand. Other symptoms … Read more

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Is Sending Twice As Many People to the Hospital

Men are more likely than women to be admitted for a crisis of hypertension, but women have similar hospital mortality rates. The The number of people hospitalized for a hypertension crisis – when blood pressure rises so much it can cause a heart attack, stroke, or other sudden cardiovascular event – more than doubled between … Read more