Second Woman Carrying Gene-Edited Baby, Chinese Authorities Confirm

A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment. He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November toRead More

ISRO Says Chandrayaan-2 Launch Delayed, New Date Not Yet Confirmed

India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 that was to be launched on Thursday with a lander and rover got delayed again, officials said on Thursday. “The next launch date of Chandrayaan-2 has not been confirmed yet,” a spokesman of the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS in Bemgaluru. This is the second time the space agency deferred theRead More

Astronomers Discover Over 100 New Exoplanets

An international team of astronomers have discovered more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) – that revolve around stars other than the Sun – in only three months, using a combination of ground- and space-based telescopes. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets andRead More

MIT Researchers Devise Machine Learning Technique That Can Detect Credit Card Fraud

Ever used your credit card at a new store or location only to have it declined? One reason could be that fraud-detecting technologies used by a consumer’s bank have incorrectly flagged the sale as suspicious, researchers say. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a novel Machine Learning (ML) based “automated feature engineering” method called DeepRead More

NASA Explains Hazards of Manned Mission to Mars

In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogues, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performanceRead More