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Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:59:29 -0400

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.....
NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden ‘worm’ logo

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:52:55 -0400

NASA is restoring a squiggly graphic representation of its acronym, known as "the Worm," to a place of prominence, 28 years after it was consigned to the dustbin of space history. NASA Admin....
Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:38:56 -0400

Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.....
Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:15:25 -0400

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.....
Amid ‘rapidly evolving’ COVID-19 outbreak, Blue Origin’s launch plans spark debate

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:58:30 -0400

Discussions about future launch plans for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture have reportedly generated internal acrimony due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak — and that, in....
'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:56:31 -0400

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.....
Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:28:40 -0400

Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.....
Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space station

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 02:09:49 -0400

The first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Noguchi first visited the space station in 2005 durin....
Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:46:09 -0400

Rising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.....
Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:39:43 -0400

Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.....
Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aid

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:37:52 -0400

University of Washington researchers are among the leaders of a newly announced clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a drug that's commonly used to counter malaria and autoimmu....
Peacock spiders show more of their colours

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:24:16 -0400

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.....
Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:20:23 -0400

Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.....
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:01:08 -0400

The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.....
SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:09:12 -0400

NASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindri....
Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:10:15 -0400

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.....
Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:55:59 -0400

Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.....
Xplore’s Xcraft space probe lands in Xtronaut 2.0 board game — and STEM students are the winners

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:08:38 -0400

Seattle-based Xplore isn't due to launch its first Xcraft space probe until late 2021, but it's already landed in an educational board game. Xtronaut 2.0, a multiplayer game devised by planeta....
Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:18:58 -0400

Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.....
Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you’re stuck at home

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:29:48 -0400

Are you looking for educational activities to occupy the kids while you're cooped up due to the coronavirus outbreak? One option is to make space postcards for the Club for the Future, an educatio....
Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:11:22 -0400

Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.....
How are you doing during the COVID-19 crisis? Scientists want to hear your story

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:57:52 -0400

Researchers at the University of Washington are launching a study aimed at answering the question that's on a lot of people's minds as the coronavirus epidemic spreads through the Seattle area....
Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:46:48 -0400

Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.....
Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:53:21 -0400

A tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.....
OceanGate chooses Toray CMA to make carbon fiber for its Titanic submersibles

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 22:04:51 -0400

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says Toray Composite Materials America is its preferred provider for the carbon fiber material that will be used in the company's next-generation submersibles. Toray....
Climate change: Earth's deepest ice canyon vulnerable to melting

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:47:04 -0400

Nasa scientists probe Denman Glacier which fills the deepest land gorge on Earth.....
Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:00:06 -0400

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a baseless, a study suggests.....
As Natural Disasters Strike, a New Fear: Relief Shelters May Spread Virus

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 12:31:06 -0400

WASHINGTON -- Coast-to-coast storms. A spate of wildfires. Flooding in Hawaii. As the United States rushes into disaster season, federal officials now have an added crisis to worry about: How to stop ....
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:50:53 -0400

Being stuck at home can be challenging. When I lived on the International Space Station for nearly a year, it wasn't easy. When I went to sleep, I was at work. When I woke up, I was still at work.....
OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 19:18:34 -0400

The London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan....
Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 04:47:23 -0400

Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.....
NASA delays work on Moon rocket during virus pandemic

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 03:43:05 -0400

Fears raised the next Moon mission will be delayed as the US space agency shuts down two facilities.....
Vampire bats 'French kiss with blood' to form lasting bonds

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:54:59 -0400

Researchers observing the mammals saw them sharing regurgitated blood with their neighbours.....
Grace gravity mission captures Greenland ice loss

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:34:02 -0400

The US-German Grace satellites saw Greenland shed 600 billion tonnes of ice by the end of summer last year.....
Fossil 'wonderchicken' could be earliest known fowl

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:54:30 -0400

A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.....
Upgrade for popular UK nature sanctuary

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:42:33 -0400

Climate change: It's Back to Nature on Britain's holiday coast....
Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:06:13 -0400

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.....
Climate change: The rich are to blame, international study finds

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:47:46 -0400

The Leeds University study looked at 86 countries and came to broadly the same conclusions about the rich.....
How to argue with a racist: Five myths debunked

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:24:33 -0400

Stereotypes and myths about race are not just used by racists. Here's how to debunk five myths.....
Climate change: Will planting millions of trees really save the planet?

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:24:49 -0400

From Greta Thunberg to oil firms, people are pushing for more trees to be planted - but why?....
Huge knowledge gap over health of soil

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:23:44 -0400

A vital knowledge gap about England’s environment has been uncovered by soil campaigners.....
Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 10:17:55 -0400

As the nation shifts abruptly into the fight against coronavirus, a question arises: Could social isolation help reduce an individual's production of greenhouse gases and end up having unexpected ....
Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:27:52 -0400

The Earth's great ice sheets are losing mass six times faster today than they were in the 1990s.....
ExoMars Rosalind Franklin: Rover mission delayed until 2022

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:25:13 -0400

Europe and Russia decide to postpone their mission to search for life on the Red Planet.....
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says there’s nothing to fear from Starlink broadband satellites (and no spin-out)

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:29:02 -0400

Will SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite constellation ruin astronomy? Will it threaten the telecom industry? Will SpaceX spin out Starlink anytime soon? SpaceX's billionaire CEO, Elon Musk,....