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Monthly Archives: November 2018
REDMOND, Wash. — NASA’s Mars InSight lander touched down on a heavenly Martian plain Monday, marking the first successful landing on the Red Planet in more than six years. “Touchdown confirmed! InSight is on the surface of Mars,” mission commentator … Continue reading
Multiple investigations are being sought in the wake of reports that a Chinese laboratory facilitated the birth of twin girls whose genes had been edited to protect them against the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The first-of-its-kind experiment, which took … Continue reading
Congrats to @NASA and the whole @NASAInSight team on a perfect landing and an awesome mission! So excited to have another robot around who also can’t run away if I need to steal some parts. pic.twitter.com/hKLZzocWP6 — SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) November … Continue reading
Today’s the day for the Mars InSight lander’s touchdown on the Red Planet, and NASA is pulling out all the stops to let us in on the action. This is the first Mars landing to take place since the Curiosity rover was lowered … Continue reading
A Chinese researcher says his lab facilitated the first birth of gene-edited children — twin girls who are said to possess genetic alterations that could protect them from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “Two beautiful little Chinese girls, named Lulu and … Continue reading