Egypt hieroglyps

What excuses were made for missing work in Ancient Egypt?

In the year 40 of the reign of Ramses II, in Egypt, the absences of workers and the reasons for them were already recorded. Some were very common at the time, but sound so...
Falcon 9 launch

Solar storm destroys 80% of Starlink satellites launched this month

40 of the 49 Starlink satellites that Elon Musk's company launched in February will be destroyed. This has been determined by SpaceX itself, which in a statement explains that a geomagnetic storm has affected...
Paraplegic wheelchair

Three paraplegics walk again with spinal cord electrodes implanted in their spinal cords

Personalized electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, using "electrode paddles" designed specifically for spinal cord injuries, achieved short-term restoration of independent motor movements in three patients with complete sensorimotor paralysis, the journal Nature Medicine...
International Space Station ISS

NASA confirms that International Space Station will crash into the Pacific Ocean

For some time now there has been talk of plans to retire the International Space Station, a topic that is becoming more and more recurrent when new breakdowns or other problematic situations that astronauts...

Two ‘megarays’ detected: almost 800 kilometers long and 17 seconds of discharge

Two megarays recorded in North America and South America respectively have been validated by the World Meteorological Organization as new world records in this meteorological event, which particularly affects the American continent. The new unprecedented...

How many species of trees are there on Earth?

More than 73,000 species of trees worldwide, 14 per cent more than previously thought. 9,000 of which have yet to be discovered. How many species populate the earth is one of the most fundamental questions...

This map shows how leaded gasoline was phased out around the globe

"This is how leaded gasoline was eliminated" is an animated map that shows how - year by year, country by country - leaded gasoline was eliminated from all countries in the world starting in...

Omicron survives longer on plastics and skin

A study from Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan has concluded that the omicron variant is able to survive longer on plastic and skin than other SARS-CoV-2 variants, which could help explain the rapid spread...

Xenotransplantation offers hope for thousands of patients, but caution is needed

A recent succession of three news items has illustrated the good momentum in organ transplantation science: first, in October, the transplantation of a pig kidney to a brain-dead person; then, this same month, the...
Dumb drinking coffee

Elon Musk seeks desperate idiots for a handful of dollars or likes on social...

Elon Musk's brain implant company Neuralink is now hiring a director of clinical trials, an indication that the company's long-held goal of implanting chips into human brains is getting closer. This new position would be...