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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Boeing checks drone with aerial refueling in thoughts

Boeing checks drone with aerial refueling in thoughts

The Boeing MQ-25 drone makes its first test flight. Boeing Drones may someday rule the skies, but not all drones will have glamorous jobs. Some of them will be gas stations with wings. Boeing banked in that direction on Thursday when it completed the first test flight of its MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler. The sleek…
Shark barf DNA tests reveal songbirds are on the menu

Shark barf DNA tests reveal songbirds are on the menu

And this, kids, is how you collect the contents of a tiger shark's stomach. Marcus Drymon Woodpeckers, sparrows and doves, oh my. The remains of these land-loving birds have all appeared in an unlikely place: the stomachs of baby tiger sharks. DNA analysis of "shark barf" shows the young sea predators have some unexpected dining…
NASA and Blue Origin accomplice up for brand new rocket engine exams

NASA and Blue Origin accomplice up for brand new rocket engine...

Bezos: Super space nerd Blue Origin It was once the proving ground for the rocket engines that lifted American astronauts to the moon for the first time, but now Test Stand 4670 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will have a new tenant: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. The two companies have signed an agreement that…
NASA’s Mars helicopter passes flight tests video

NASA’s Mars helicopter passes flight tests video

A vacuum chamber re-created atmosphere and gravity similar to the Red Planet. The helicopter hovered 2 inches off the ground, satisfying test flight requirements for its Mars 2020 mission.
Are The Threats Of Drugs That Improve Imaging Tests Overblown?

Are The Threats Of Drugs That Improve Imaging Tests Overblown?

Contrast agent, a drug that enhances CT scans, is sometimes skipped because of concerns about side effects. Morsa Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Morsa Images/Getty Images Contrast agent, a drug that enhances CT scans, is sometimes skipped because of concerns about side effects. Morsa Images/Getty Images One of the most widely used drugs in…
NY Times, Why Are You So Anxious About 23 andMe’s Hereditary Tests?

NY Times, Why Are You So Anxious About 23 andMe’s Hereditary...

<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=" Scientist analyzing DNA result for check genetics and forensics science.Getty The New York...
Cyber Monday Offers on DNA Sets: Here’s What These Tests May Inform You

Cyber Monday Offers on DNA Sets: Here’s What These Tests May...

Commercial DNA testing kits use genetic analysis to offer users insights into their ancestry and family history. Credit: AncestryDNA Curious about your ancestry? Now may be the time to act on that — Cyber Monday offers big savings on best-selling DNA kits. These commercial kits conduct genetic analyses of saliva samples collected at home from…
Structure A Bridge From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests To Truth

Structure A Bridge From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests To Truth

A recent op-ed by genetic counselor Laura Hercher illuminated a sticky situation in which more and more consumers find themselves.  Matt Fender ordered a spit kit from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company 23andMe, downloaded his raw data, and ran them through a third party service called Promethease, which can help consumers make sense of their…

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