Science

Musk’s historic space dream aborted

Word finally came down that the atmosphere was so electrically charged that the spacecraft with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken aboard was in danger of getting hit by a bolt of lightning.

Trump’s COVID-19 drug suspended by WHO

US President Donald Trump, who said he took a course of hydroxychloroquine, and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro have both heavily touted the drug's effectiveness against coronavirus.

The vital link between Vitamin D and COVID-19

"Our analysis shows that having sufficient vitamin D might be as high as cutting the mortality rate in half," said Vadim Backman, the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University

Space-bound astronauts enter quarantine

Behnken and Hurley will be the first US astronauts to fly to the ISS aboard an American spacecraft launched from US soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011

Men more likely to die of COVID-19 than women

“Women have stronger adaptive immune responses and die less of infectious disease their entire lives, starting from infant mortality,” said Jennifer Beam Dowd, a professor at the University of Oxford