China’s retrieved lunar samples weigh less than targeted – Times of India

BEIJING: Lunar rocks retrieved by a historic Chinese mission to the moon weighed less than initially targeted, but China is still willing to study the samples with foreign scientists, the mission’s spokesman said on Monday. China became the third country ever to secure lunar samples when its unmanned Chang’e-5 probe, named after the mythical moon … Read more China’s retrieved lunar samples weigh less than targeted – Times of India

Researchers find how cancer can be killed by body’s own immune system – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A new way to help the body’s immune system get past that deception and destroy cancer, has been found by a University of Missouri researcher. “Normally, your body’s immune cells are constantly on patrol to identify and destroy foreign entities in the body,” said Yves Chabu, an assistant professor in the Division of Biological … Read more Researchers find how cancer can be killed by body’s own immune system – Times of India

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in Covid-19 patients, aiding faster treatment: Study – Times of India

CAMBRIDGE/UK: A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation. For patients with the most severe forms of Covid-19, … Read more DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in Covid-19 patients, aiding faster treatment: Study – Times of India

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on Red planet

Cape Canaveral: NASA has declared the Mars digger dead after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature. Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat probe, dubbed the mole, to drill into the Martian crust. But the 16-inch-long (40-centimetre) device that is part of NASA’s InSight lander … Read more Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on Red planet

Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and released on Thursday. The heat came even as a global economic slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into emissions from fossil fuels, adding evidence … Read more Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO – Times of India