Science News Roundup: Elon Musk expects Neuralink’s brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months; Scientists build ‘baby’ wormhole as sci-fi moves closer to fact and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Elon Musk expects Neuralink’s brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed earlier timelines set … Read more

Science News Roundup: Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months; Scientists build ‘baby’ wormhole as sci-fi moves closer to fact and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months Elon Musk said on Wednesday a wireless device developed by his brain chip company Neuralink is expected to begin human clinical trials in six months, and one of its first targeted applications is … Read more

Scientists hunt for the second-closest supermassive black hole

Two astrophysicists at the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian have suggested a way to observe what could be the second-closest supermassive black hole to Earth: a behemoth 3 million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I. The supermassive black hole, labeled Leo I*, was first proposed by an … Read more

Scientists made some key determinations about the first galaxies to exist

Researchers have been able to make some key determinations about the first galaxies to exist, in one of the first astrophysical studies of the period in the early Universe when the first stars and galaxies formed, known as the cosmic dawn. Using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope, researchers led by the University of Cambridge … Read more

Living on Earth: Note on Emerging Science: Eel-icit Affairs

European Eels used to make up over half of the total fish biomass in Europe’s rivers, but their numbers have dwindled dramatically in the past twenty-five years because of overfishing, parasites, barriers to migration and ocean current changes. (Photo: Robert Nunn, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0) European eels journey three to six thousand miles from the … Read more

Science News Roundup: Europe names world’s first disabled astronaut; Europe flags space ambitions with spending hike and new astronauts and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Europe names world’s first disabled astronaut The European Space Agency on Wednesday named the first ever “parastronaut” in a major step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space. The 22-nation agency said it had selected former British Paralympic sprinter … Read more