Tag: life

NASA can’t yet rule out that it didn’t ‘taste’ organic compounds from alien life on one of Saturn’s moons

By Dave Mosher Two years before NASA destroyed its Cassini spacecraft in the clouds of Saturn, the space agency flew the robot through geysers of ice blasting out of the planet’s moon Enceladus. The plumes come from a giant saltwater ocean hidden beneath the moon’s icy crust. The water seeps through cracks at Enceladus’ south pole, …

May’s visit yields US$1.3b in Chinese funds for British biotech and life sciences companies

China’s increasing zeal for improving biotechnology and medical services is music to the ears of the British government after two venture capital firms received 8 billion yuan (US$1.3 billion) in funding commitments from mainland investors during Prime Minister Theresa May’s three-day visit last week. Future Planet Capital and Eight Great Technologies signed the memorandums of understanding …