We’re Facing a Myopia ‘Epidemic’, Scientists Say. Here’s Why

Scientists are warning of an emerging ‘epidemic’ of nearsightedness, or short-sightedness, after observing a sharp rise in the onset of nearsightedness in adulthood among the latest baby boomers. According to data collected from 107,442 participants in the large Biobank program in the UK, people born in the late 1960s are 10% more likely to be … Read more

Study Finds Protein Structures That Could Be Responsible For The Origins of Life

The question of how life first arose on our planet is one we haven’t yet fully answered, but science is getting closer all the time — and a new study identifies the structures of the proteins that may have caused this to happen. First of all, the team behind the study decided to start from … Read more

Omicron is milder, but scientists say it’s still too soon to relax

A sign reminding passengers to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 appears on a bus on First Street outside the United States Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Infectious disease experts have warned it is too soon for the public to stop … Read more

Pebbles Before Mountains – NASA Mars

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission team is working methodically and comprehensively, making good progress in understanding the best path forward to remove unwanted pebbles from a persistent circle. Over the previous weekend, and earlier this week, operational sequences were developed and tested to remove these rock-hard intruders. After the ground trials were completed, we began implementing … Read more