July 19, 2019On July 2, 2019, hundreds of people gathered in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to witness the test abort systems of the spacecraft that will one day take astronauts back to the moon. The mission: to prove that the craft can save its human inhabitants in the case of an emergency mid-flight.
April 10, 2019In one of the most momentous breakthroughs in astronomy history, the first image ever made of a black hole was revealed on Wednesday, and one of the scientists behind this ground-breaking achievement is Malaysian – scientist Kevin Koay Jun Yi.
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October 1, 2018Scientists say they have succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.
So-called gene drive technology works by forcing evolution's hand, ensuring that an engineered trait is passed down to a higher proportion of...