A couple minutes after liftoff on Oct. 11, a Soyuz rocket failed, sending the two astronauts aboard plummeting back to Earth and prompting a Russian investigation into what went wrong. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, initial report from its investigation into the failed Oct. 11 Soyuz crew launch should […]

Driving conditions that don’t require frequent use of vehicle controls, but do require constant vigilance for hazards, can reduce driver alertness. Shutterstock Few people pay close attention to the traffic situation unfolding around them when they’re travelling as a passenger in a car, even if they’re in the front seat. […]

ASTN2 is naturally expressed by purkinje cells in the mouse cerebellum, pictured here. To better understand how the protein works, researchers increased levels of ASTN2 (green) in these cells. In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, […]

APPLE ONE OF THE most surprising announcements at Apple’s annual hardware event on Wednesday wasn’t a new iPhone, or even the new, thinner, next-generation Apple Watch. It was a feature on the Apple Watch. “We’ve added electrodes into the back sapphire crystal and the digital crown, allowing you to take an electrocardiogram,” said COO Jeff Williams, eliciting […]

Chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, are found in many products, including some nonstick cookware products. Credit: Shutterstock For those who have a hard time losing weight, there’s some good and bad news. The bad news is that common chemicals in the environment may play a role in weight […]