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Researchers find ways to prevent idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

The most frequent type of pulmonary fibrosis scarring of the lungs is idiopathic, which means that the cause is unclear. Researchers are working quickly to develop treatments to prevent or reduce idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and associated lung disorders, which can cause severe shortness of breath, dry cough, and intense exhaustion.

NASA unveils probe bound for Jupiter's possibly life-sustaining moon

US space scientists unveil Nasa's mission to investigate Jupiter's moon Europa for signs of alien life. The spacecraft Clipper, set for launch in October, aims to study Europa's icy surface and assess habitable conditions. Despite challenges, scientists are optimistic about discovering potential life beyond Earth.

'Nasa spacecraft snaps mysterious 'surfboard' orbiting Moon'

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured images of South Korea's lunar orbiter, Danuri, resembling a surfboard near the moon. The unique encounter between the two spacecraft occurred as they orbited in parallel paths, with Danuri looking elongated due to speed differences. Danuri, the first Korean spacecraft in lunar orbit, appeared 'smeared to 10 times its size' due to camera specifications.

How an amateur astronomer discovered, photographed 'sungrazer' comet during total solar eclipse

A small comet named SOHO-5008 was discovered and disintegrated within 24 hours during the recent total solar eclipse across North America, mesmerizing viewers with a totality duration of up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds. Ground-based observations of sungrazing comets are rare, highlighting the dynamic nature of the cosmos.

Japanese astronaut to be first non-American to set foot on Moon

A Japanese astronaut will become the first non-American to set foot on the Moon during one of NASA's upcoming Artemis missions, US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday. "Two Japanese astronauts will join future American missions, and one will become the first non-American ever to land on the Moon," Biden said in a press conference with Kishida.

Drugs like Ozempic won't 'cure' obesity but they might make us more fat-phobic

Ozempic and weight-loss drugs raise hopes for obesity, but complexities exist. The Ozempic buzz plays into ideas of fat stigma and fatphobia. The Ozempic doesn't work same for everyone. Drugs offer tools, not solutions. It is said that drugs for weight loss work while they are taken. Ethical use must consider diverse impacts on individuals and societal perceptions.

How important was discovery of Higgs Boson, dubbed 'God Particle'

Renowned Nobel laureate Peter Higgs, celebrated for his fundamental contributions elucidating the mechanism of mass in the cosmos, has passed away at 94. His seminal theoretical work includes postulating the existence of a particle responsible for imparting mass in 1964. Higgs' work holds profound significance in unraveling the mystery of how fundamental particles obtain mass, a crucial enigma in physics.

Harvard professor suggests UFOs use 'extra dimensions' for travel

Harvard professor Avi Loeb proposes that extraterrestrial beings could be utilizing hidden dimensions accessible through research at CERN's particle accelerator. These dimensions, detectable only by high-energy particle accelerators like LHC, offer a new perspective on advanced alien civilizations and the diversity of life beyond our realm.

James Webb telescope sheds light on mystery of 'rogue' planets

Nasa's JWST discovers 500+ rogue planets like JuMBOs in Orion Nebula. Theories suggest gas cloud collapse or stellar interactions. Dong Lai, Fangyuan Yu simulations back cloud-collapse model. Vera C Rubin Observatory under construction in Chile.

Delta IV Heavy retires after decades of service with secret mission

The rocket, managed by United Launch Alliance (ULA), lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at approximately 1pm EDT (1700 GMT). This launch comes after a 12-day delay due to a technical issue encountered during a previous attempt. Standing at approximately 23 stories tall, the Delta IV Heavy ascended into the sky amidst partly cloudy conditions, as seen in a live webcast by ULA.

Total solar eclipse viewers experience 'boiling eyes' despite precautions

Millions viewed the recent solar eclipse, with some facing consequences for not following safety guidelines. Social media reports eye injuries, Google searches surge. Informal survey on eye damage, symptoms like headaches. Eclipse glasses rush noted.

Scientist claims this 100-million-year-old creature found in Amber, once lived inside dinosaurs

Researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have published a paper announcing the discovery of a prehistoric tapeworm preserved partially intact within a sample of 100-million-year-old mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber from Myanmar. The scientists suggest that finding a tapeworm from this era is rare and could potentially contain DNA from its ancient host.

‘Oops I did it again’: Nasa's 'Moon' blocks 'Sun' during total solar eclipse 2024

An unusual solar eclipse thrilled North America as Nasa's social media accounts showcased the event. 15 states witnessed a total eclipse, while others saw a partial one. Nasa's 'Nasa Moon' humorously 'blocked' the 'Nasa Sun & Space' account on X, gaining three million impressions. Safety precautions and weather effects were highlighted.