Here is a summary of current scientific news.
Indonesia’s broad science sector has come under fire.
The Indonesian government is facing criticism from some of the world’s leading scientists and legislators. The policy aims to integrate half a dozen science, technology and research institutions into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), and the government hopes to improve access to resources and increase competition.
A baby is called a pediatric miracle.
In a first-of-its-kind operation, a transplanted boy with a genetically modified pig’s heart called his father’s procedure a “miracle.” The January 7 operation by the Maryland Medical Team was one of the first to demonstrate the possibility of transplanting a pig from a human to a human heart, a field that could be replaced by new gene editing tools.
Astronomers anemia can be a challenge for space missions.
The next “big jump” for humans may be the trip to Mars, but new research suggests that having red blood cells carrying enough oxygen for the trip could be a challenge. Researchers say that even short-term space tourists can stay home if they are exposed to anemia or red blood cell deficiency.
NASA launches new space telescope
NASA Launches Wednesday’s months-long and tedious process of launching a new James Web space telescope At NASA’s Godard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, mission control engineers began sending their first orders to motors that slowed and adjusted the telescope.
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