Science News Roundup: With 'Captain Kirk' aboard, Blue Origin to return to 'space, the final frontier'; Star Trek's Shatner becomes world's oldest space traveler and more
Following is a summary of current science news briefs.
Wake up and smell the 'sustainable' coffee produced in Finnish lab
With climate change threatening traditional coffee farming, Finnish scientists say they have produced coffee from cell cultures with an aroma and taste resembling the real thing.
'Profound experience': Star Trek's Shatner becomes world's oldest space traveler
Having made a career out of playing an explorer of the cosmos, William Shatner - Captain James Kirk of "Star Trek" fame - did it for real on Wednesday, becoming at age 90 the oldest person in space aboard a rocketship flown by billionaire Jeff Bezos's company Blue Origin, an experience the actor called profound. Shatner was one of four passengers to journey for 10 minutes and 17 seconds to the edge of space aboard the white fully autonomous 60-foot-tall (18.3 meters-tall) New Shepard spacecraft, which took off from Blue Origin's launch site about 20 miles (32 km) outside the rural west Texas town of Van Horn.
Risk of dangerous blood clots linked to moderate COVID-19; high-dose blood thinner can prevent clots
The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Dangerous blood clots can occur in moderate COVID-19
With 'Captain Kirk' aboard, Blue Origin to return to 'space, the final frontier'
Three months after billionaire U.S. businessman Jeff Bezos soared into space aboard a rocketship built by his Blue Origin company, the craft is set on Wednesday to take another all-civilian crew on a suborbital ride, this time with "Star Trek" actor William Shatner in the lead role. As one of four passengers selected for the flight, Shatner, at age 90, is poised to become the oldest person ever to venture into space.
(With inputs from agencies.)