NEW YORK (Reuters) – Before treatment, the 51-year-old graphic artist was legally blind, unable to read a single letter on a standard eye chart. She has suffered from Stargardt’s disease, the most common form of macular degeneration in young patients, since she was a teenager, and it was getting progressively worse.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years was forecast to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Tuesday, and it could affect airline routes, power grids and satellites, the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A full-size, complete first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America” sold for $7.9 million at auction on Friday in New York to a private American collector, Christie’s said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The global average temperature last year was the ninth-warmest in the modern meteorological record, continuing a trend linked to greenhouse gases that saw nine of the 10 hottest years occurring since the year 2000, NASA scientists said on Thursday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – An unmanned heavy-lift Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday to put a high-speed broadband communications satellite into orbit for the U.S. military.