Assembling the Dead: “Threaded Bone” Rituals Restored Dignity After Looting of Indigenous Graves

Assembling the Dead: “Threaded Bone” Rituals Restored Dignity After Looting of Indigenous Graves

Ancient Indigenous people in Peru had a unique response to the looting and destruction of their ancestors’ graves during the European colonial period, an international team of archaeologists has discovered. A study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) found nearly 200 examples of human vertebrae threaded onto reed posts in the Chincha Valley,…

NASA Approves First Private Astronauts for Axiom Mission to the International Space Station

NASA Approves First Private Astronauts for Axiom Mission to the International Space Station

NASA and its international partners approved crew members for Axiom Space’s first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. The flight, called Axiom Mission 1 or Ax-1, is targeted to launch Wednesday, March 30, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Ax-1…

The Widely Available Low-Cost Drug That Could Fight COVID-19

The Widely Available Low-Cost Drug That Could Fight COVID-19

A widely available and affordable drug, heparin, limits lung damage when inhaled by COVID-19 patients, according to world-first findings by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU). The researchers are coordinating multiple studies tracking hospital patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 13 countries who were given doses of inhaled heparin. ANU study lead Professor Frank van…