Breakthrough towards the creation of an HIV/AIDS vaccine

A vaccine against HIV/AIDS has been successfully tested on rodents, succeeding, where other attempts have failed, to generate a powerful immune system response. This new vaccine strategy was developed by American scientists from the Scripps Institute of Research in San Diego, California. If these results…

Amateurs Find 42 New Planets

A volunteer group of amateur astronomers claims to have discovered 42 new planets. The aptly named Planet Hunters sifted through the data captured by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The discovery includes as many as 15 planets that are orbiting in the “Goldilocks” or habitable zone…

Mars, Earth, and Sun Align Today, April 8

To most people, an opposition is a condition, circumstance, or entity that stands betwixt a person and their objective. However, in the field of astronomy it refers to an interplanetary alignment that results in celestial bodies being in straight line drawn between two bodies at…