What was once a saving grace to halt the scourge of smallpox 2 centuries ago, has now struck again, this time, with cancer. CF33, or Chimeric Orthopoxvirus. US Cancer wunderkind Professor Yuman Fong made the initial discovery, while the Australian company Imugene licensed the innovation and are pushing for human trials starting next year.
There's nothing like a meme that makes you think, so here's a collection of scientific memes sure to get the blood flowing up there and make you exhale sharply out of your nose.
If you like these check the list we ran earlier this week: 37 Indubitably Intellectual Memes
Plans are already underway for the Von Braun space hotel, a rotating space station that will orbit the Earth and house tourists and researchers. The Gateway Foundation says that it will be up and running by 2025, but we have serious doubts about that. We think you're going to have to keep your holidays Earth-bound for now.
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We didn't ask for more Trump family memes, but they keep on making it so easy. This time the subject is Ivanka, following an Instagram post of her playing with some beakers in Iowa while promoting her dad's infrastructure plan. The image looks an awful lot like an awkward stock photo, and has been receiving flack for effectively engaging in "science cosplay." While we like the idea of Ivanka attending a cosplaying convention, we're more interested in the memes the internet had to offer.
Home Improvement star Tim Allen has crawled out of a hole to share some controversial thoughts about the theory of evolution. The actor took to twitter to pose the question "If we evolved from apes why are there still apes." We may not scientists, but we still know there is a LOT wrong with that statement. And Twitter seems to agree.
Boeing's Starliner capsule has just completed an abort test when a test dummy inside the capsule parachuted to Earth from almost a mile high. Although only two of three parachutes were deployed, NASA said that the test was successful. This is another step closer to getting more people in space and on other planets. And that's exciting.
Contrary to what science fiction predicted robotics in 2019 would be like, robots are nowhere near being autonomous yet (although they are able to do some pretty cool things). It's taken researchers a long time to get robots to be able to walk like humans - so getting them to respond to different environments with fast reflexes is even further away than our hopeful ancestors imagined. But these researchers are looking at things in a different way, and a robot that can walk and balance like a human may be closer than we thought it was.
In the latest update of random things being sent to the International Space Station, the six astronauts living in the International Space Station (ISS) have been sent a cookie oven (which must be a lot more exciting than that time when they were sent cement). For the first time, astronauts will be able to bake cookies in space. I'm betting the prospect of eating fresh cookies is pretty exciting for them after months of eating packaged space food.
In 2012, the Voyager 1 probe left our solar system. In 2018, Voyager 2 followed suit, and with it's instruments in better shape than Voyager 1's, scientists were able to track the probe's transition into interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has sent back it's first message from interstellar space. This is big.