Why do we sleep?

Sleep Is the Most Productive Part of the Day. The hours spent sleeping are especially critical for your brain Sleep, you have heard, is essential for human health and development. Newborns and toddlers tend to spend more than half of every day asleep. And while many adults try to get by with less, most people need…

Chinese scientists add human genes to monkey brains

A group of Chinese scientists has reignited a debate over medical ethics by implanting human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence. Researchers inserted human versions of Microcephalin (MCPH1), a gene that scientists believe plays a role in the development of the human brain,…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launched

The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts. The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a…

WATCH LIVE: NASA Spacewalk outside the International Space Station @8:05am EST

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague prepared their spacesuits for their upcoming spacewalk. Spacewalk begins at 8:05 a.m. EST 13:05 GMT). Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Anne McClain of NASA are set to venture outside the International Space Station’s Quest airlock to replace nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for…