Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery

Cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and consequently tend to remain in the body even after a course of treatment has finished, where they can often trigger cancer recurrence or metastasis. A new study by researchers from the A*STAR Institut...

New rural struggles in platinum areas

The rise in platinum mining by major mining companies in formerly densely populated rural areas has ushered a new wave of rural struggles with rural communities fighting for self-determination and land control. These struggles are captured in a Working...

The first space walk happened 50 years ago, and nearly ended in disaster

It is 50 years since humans first encountered space – not Sputnik's first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight – but the first time a crew member stepped out from their spacecraft's relative protection and immersed themselves in the cold, hostile emptiness of the vacuum.

Windows 10 coming in 190 countries, 111 languages

Microsoft says its new Windows 10 operating system will be coming "this summer" in 190 countries and 111 languages.

Green and red auroras light up St. Patrick’s day dawn

A strong G3 geomagetic storm surged across the planet this morning producing a spectacular display of the northern lights. Some of you may who may have risen to see the new nova were no doubt as surprised as the NOAA space weather folks, whose overnigh...

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Navy vet walks across country for homelessness, mental illness

Armed with only a backpack and walking stick, an upstate ex-Navy man trekked 2,866 miles across the country on foot to raise money for veterans — braving snowstorms, shedding toenails and hearing from comrades-in-arms along the way. Former Navy nuclear electrician Tommy Zurhellen, 50, took off from Portland, Oregon April 15...

NASA astronaut denies space crime accusations amid bitter divorce battle

Decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain has denied she stole her estranged wife’s identity while on a mission as officials investigate her for what may be the first crime committed in space. “There’s unequivocally no truth to these claims,” McClain said Saturday on Twitter. “We’ve been going through a painful, personal separation...

Toxic algae found in 2 New York City parks, officials say; children and pets...

Officials are warning that children and pets should stay away from bodies of water in two New York City parks, after they tested positive for the same type of toxic algae that killed several dogs across the country this summer. ...