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Israel-based company, Renewal Bio, is on a mission to

A biotech company wants to create human embryos from stem cells and raise them in a “mechanical womb”

A biotech company wants to create human embryos from stem cells with the aim of harvesting tissue for use in transplants after demonstrating success with mouse embryos that were kept alive in a mechanical womb for days until until they develop beating hearts and flowing blood. Israel-based company Renewal Bio is on a mission to …

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Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human waste from 50 years of robotic exploration

This article was originally published on The conversation. (opens in a new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Editorials and Perspectives. Cagri Kilic (opens in a new tab)postdoctoral researcher in robotics, West Virginia University People have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 50 years (opens in a new tab). …

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Cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

Cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a longtime enemy germ into an ally against cancer, according to new research this week. In preliminary data from a phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating hard-to-eradicate tumors, with …

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Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human waste from 50 years of robotic exploration

Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human waste from 50 years of robotic exploration

Rovers on Mars frequently encounter debris — like this heat shield and spring — from their own or other missions. NASA/JPL-Caltech People have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 50 years. According to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, nations have sent 18 man-made objects to Mars in 14 separate missions. …

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Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human waste from 50 years of robotic exploration

Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human waste from 50 years of robotic exploration

CC BY-ND People have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 50 years. According to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, nations have sent 18 man-made objects to Mars in 14 separate missions. Many of these missions are still ongoing, but over decades of Mars exploration, humanity has left behind a lot …

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