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Venus is hell, but science is seriously looking for life in its skies

An ultraviolet image of Venus captured by Mariner 10.  NASA For decades, the verdict has been in on Venus: It’s a toxic, overheated, crushing hellscape where nothing can survive. But…

Northrop’s ‘life extension’ spacecraft heads to the rescue

Sept. 11 (UPI) — A second spacecraft designed by Northrop Grumman to extend the life of satellites in orbit is headed toward a rescue some 22,200 miles above Earth. The…

Where do we draw the line between life and death?

You’d think that it would be simple to determine if someone is dead. But making the call can be fraught, especially when there are cultural, religious and legal definitions of…

White Hat Life Science Investor Conference Creates Opportunities for Innovators and Investors

CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AZBio has announced the members of the 2020 cohort of Presenting Companies at White Hat 2020. The White Hat Life Science Investor Conference (White Hat 2020) is a…

How Real to Life is the Show’s Space Science?

Away is Netflix’s latest piece of science fiction. The Netflix show, which is currently at the top of the streamer’s TV charts, imagines what would happen on the first manned…

New screening technology works to better predict drug’s shelf life and stability

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Biopharmaceuticals are a fast-growing sector of the pharmaceutical market, but these protein-based drugs can take many years to bring to market and cost more than $2…

The original digital watch button foretold the battery life struggle of modern smartwatches

In hindsight, it sounds almost ridiculous. An expensive watch with technology that’s never been put on your wrist before that costs hundreds of dollars more than a traditional timepiece. And…

BIMA nabs $30M more for micro- health and life insurance aimed at emerging markets

The coronavirus global health pandemic — and the new emphasis on social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19 — has put healthcare and tech services used to enable…

From the archive: the science of living longer, 1973 | Life and style

Before Alex Comfort became famous for The Joy of Sex, he was a plain old gerontologist and for the Observer Magazine of 23 September 1973, he wrote about the science…