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Manned SpaceX rocket launches from Florida

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/30/20, 04:45 pm

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the first astronauts to fly into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in nearly a decade. The two NASA astronauts blasted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday aboard a rocket designed and built by the U.S. company SpaceX. They docked with the International Space Station and boarded it early on Sunday.

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Illness in children: Coincidence or coronavirus?

Science | Strange new disease confounds scientists
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/28/20, 04:19 pm

Jayden Hardowar, a normally healthy, energetic, 8-year-old boy spiked a 103-degree fever on April 23. Per his doctor’s recommendation, his parents cared for him at their home in Queens, N.Y. But on April 28, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest, Hardowar’s father told WNBC-TV in New York.

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The good stem cells

Science | Parkinson’s patient receives the first successful stem cell transplant
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/21/20, 04:00 pm

A decade of battling Parkinson’s disease left 69-year-old George Lopez unable to bike, swim, fish, or even tie his shoes. Constant pain plagued the physician, businessman, and inventor, and he struggled just to push himself out of a chair, Stat News reported. But thanks to an experimental new procedure, Lopez can once again enjoy many of those activities.

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