Under the bright sun of a remote desert in Oman, a group of astronauts and scientists is simulating Life on Mars. They hope their experiments today will pave the way for an actual trip to Mars, the red planet, within decades. Faiza Elmasry has this story narrated by Faith
A group of scientists aboard a research vessel at the “bottom of the world” are examining the effects of climate change in
More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.Millions of children are allergic to peanuts, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed
More babies are dying each year in West and Central Africa even as child health improves overall, aid agencies said on
If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that — as everyone knows — consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.Scientists on Monday said they have mapped for the first time the complete genome of a vampire bat, finding that
Bethany Edwards and her co-workers spend a lot of time with pregnancy tests.“We all peed on a lot of different things,” Edwards says, laughing. “So that’s been fun and interesting.”Edwards is the co-founder and CEO of Lia
Taking an at-home pregnancy test is stressful enough, but users also have to contend with how to discretely dispose of the test and its results. Now there's Lia, a pregnancy test that can safely disappear with the flush of a toilet. VOA's Tina Trinh reports.