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After 9 months in space, mouse sperm yield healthy mice

After 9 months in space, mouse sperm yield healthy mice

Teruhiko Wakayama of Yamanashi University in Japan and his colleagues sent freeze-dried sperm from 12 males mice to the worldwide space station (ISS) in August 2013. On Earth, we're protected by this radiation thanks to our atmosphere and magnetic field; the magnetic field around our planet, known as the magnetosphere, deflects or captures the incoming particles, and the ones that make it through are mostly absorbed by our atmosphere.


Emergency spacewalk to replace failed NASA space station computer

Emergency spacewalk to replace failed NASA space station computer

The 50-pound data relay box, known as a multiplexer-demultiplexer, or MDM, is one of two "tier 2" command and control computers mounted in the station's power truss that route commands to a variety of critical systems and relay telemetry from them to the ground.


Missing link may have been European, not African, ancient fossils suggest

Missing link may have been European, not African, ancient fossils suggest

The Graecopithecus fossil sites are 7.24 to 7.175 million years old. Before this study, pre-humans have only been placed in sub-Saharan Africa. Graecopithecus is also several hundred thousand years older than the oldest potential pre-human ever discovered in Africa, so the human lineage may have actually begun in the Mediterranean.


Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

The new service, already available in the States, allows Prime Video subscribers to watch a live TV feed or stream on-demand content from a host of content providers, including the Discovery Channel, Comic Con HQ, Eurosport, ITV Hub and, er, Horse & Country Play.


Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

According to Mizrachi, a Chinese case factory has already begun manufacturing the 10.5-inch iPad case. The existing Pro models have their mics on the sides, as pointed out by AppleInsider . Surprisingly, Apple is also considering upgrading the MacBook Air, which did not get a significant update previous year. According to him, this tablet will not be bezel-less.


British police: Fatalities after incident at Manchester Arena

British police: Fatalities after incident at Manchester Arena

Witnesses reported the sound of two blasts. Following the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May has suspended her General Election campaign. "We are now treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise", the Greater Manchester Police said , adding that the wounded were being treated at six hospitals around the city.