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Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

On Jan. 18, Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, announced on Twitter that the upcoming crucial Crew Dragon escape test has the go-ahead. The in-flight abort test assesses whether the Crew Dragon craft can detach...

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Paleontology: New species of prehistoric scorpion may have been early land explorer

Paleontology: New species of prehistoric scorpion may have been early land explorer

Ancient Scorpions are known to be the first animals to set foot on land, said Fossile experts. The findings are presented in a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports , which details it...

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Samsung and L'Oreal ads found on climate change denial YouTube videos

Samsung and L'Oreal ads found on climate change denial YouTube videos

Worse, Avaaz found that one in five of those 108 brands included companies that pride themselves on their green and ethical stances, including Greenpeace, WWF, L'Oréal, Samsung, Danone, Decathlon, Car...

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New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Bill, introduced to Parliament today (Thursday), is created to handle the UK's removal from the Common Agricultural Policy under Brexit. A future where farmers are properly supported to farm ...

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Smoke from Australia’s fires will make ‘full circuit’ around the world

Smoke from Australia’s fires will make ‘full circuit’ around the world

The bleak news revolving around the Australian bushfires continues. The fire season that began in late July has been the worst in decades, claiming at least 28 lives, thousands of homes and enda...

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Second All-Female Spacewalk Wraps ISS Upgrade Amid Helmet Issue

Second All-Female Spacewalk Wraps ISS Upgrade Amid Helmet Issue

This is the second all-female spacewalk. Two female US astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, complete a spacewalk out of the International Space Station on January 15, 2020.

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'PigeonBot' brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

'PigeonBot' brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

What they found was that the angle of a bird's wrist and finger determines the alignment of its flight feathers and, hence, the shape of its wings. "Aerospace and materials engineers can now begin t...

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Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

An worldwide team of astronomers has detected a candidate super-Earth planet orbiting Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to the Sun. Findings from a recent analysis of our closest neighbouring s...

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Economic, political polarisation set to rise this year: WEF

Economic, political polarisation set to rise this year: WEF

Of the 750 global experts and decision-makers, who were asked to rank their biggest concerns in terms of likelihood and impact, 78 per cent said they expected "economic confrontations" and "domestic p...

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Volcanism played no role in the death of dinosaurs, scientists claim

Volcanism played no role in the death of dinosaurs, scientists claim

However, new research suggests that the volcanic activity in question took place much earlier and was not related to the massive extinction that killed the dinosaurs. "A number of species moved toward...

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You can see the first spacewalk of 2020 now

You can see the first spacewalk of 2020 now

The New Year's first spacewalk ended at 2:19 p.m. EST, when the Quest airlock on the ISS was pressurized again, was broadcast live by NASA TV and broadcast live on YouTube. Wilson's voice is a famil...

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Pacific 'blob' heatwave feared to have killed a million birds

Pacific 'blob' heatwave feared to have killed a million birds

Piatt added that "food demands of large commercial groundfish like cod, pollock, halibut, and hake were predicted to increase dramatically with the level of warming observed with the blob , and sinc...

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Neanderthals may have gone diving to find shells from the sea floor

Neanderthals may have gone diving to find shells from the sea floor

In 1949, archaeologists working at the site dug up some unusual artifacts: dozens of seashells that Neanderthals had picked up, then shaped into sharp tools roughly 90,000 years ago.Now, a team led ...

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Astronomers on Maunakea Discover New Objects in Galaxy

Astronomers on Maunakea Discover New Objects in Galaxy

The results published online today in the journal Nature . "We had seen it before, but it did not look too peculiar until it got close to the black hole and became elongated or stretched", explai...

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Microsoft announces plans to be

Microsoft announces plans to be "carbon negative" by 2030

Microsoft on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has emitted in its 45-year history. Microsoft co-founder Bill...

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Sniffer Dog Is Trained To Save Koalas From Australian Bushfires

Sniffer Dog Is Trained To Save Koalas From Australian Bushfires

Last weekend, more than 32,000 of the farm animals died there as a result of a fire - including 32,000 sheep, 500 cattle, 65 alpacas and some horses. In the state of New South Wales alone, officials e...

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Boeing: Starliner capsule can return to the flight with minimal work

Boeing: Starliner capsule can return to the flight with minimal work

Boeing's Starliner capsule is back in Florida after it became the first American space capsule to land on land. NASA has announced that the investigation of the Starliner malfunction will take at ...

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Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens' rights

Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens' rights

So far, 58% of applicants were granted settled status and 41% were granted the more precarious pre-settled status, which allows people to stay in the United Kingdom for a further five years. We are ca...

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Plan Unveiled to Increase Local Content in Saudi Renewable Energy Industry Chains

Plan Unveiled to Increase Local Content in Saudi Renewable Energy Industry Chains

The EBRD is a pioneer in financing projects promoting renewable energy and combatting climate change , and has become the largest renewable energy investor in its regions of Central and Eastern Eur...

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Smoke from Australian wildfires will travel around the globe

Smoke from Australian wildfires will travel around the globe

The smoke from Australia's fires is so vast that fumes from the early weeks of the crisis will survive a journey around the globe and are expected to return to the country's skies from the west, acco...

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Three Kentucky students in the running to name a space rover

Three Kentucky students in the running to name a space rover

The space agency had organised a "Name the Rover" essay contest in the United States which has already entered the semi-final stage. According to NASA, the rover is a robotic scientist weighing ...

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Past decade hottest on record, 'much extreme weather' ahead

Past decade hottest on record, 'much extreme weather' ahead

And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records. Schmidt said Earth as a whole is probably the hottest it has been during the Holocene - the past 11...

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SpaceX to detonate a Falcon 9 rocket moments after launch

SpaceX to detonate a Falcon 9 rocket moments after launch

The test entails a Falcon 9 rocket taking the Crew Dragon up to a height of 21 kilometres before the capture - which would generally be manned - separates from the main unit thanks to its SuperDraco ...

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NASA resumes the fourth spacewalk to complete battery upgrades

NASA resumes the fourth spacewalk to complete battery upgrades

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch, who performed the first female spacewalk together in October, will be replacing nickel-hydrogen batteries on the ISS' solar panels with new lithium-ion...

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China-led study shows world's oceans hottest on record in 2019

China-led study shows world's oceans hottest on record in 2019

This discovery of melting hydrate caps come right after scientists said that the world is surpassing a number of climate tipping points, the ocean temperature is reaching record highs. "The ov...

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The Smoke Cloud of Australian Fires Will Circle the Earth

The Smoke Cloud of Australian Fires Will Circle the Earth

In light of the Australian fires, scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Met Office Hadley Centre, University of Exeter and Imperial College London have conducted a Rapid Response Revi...

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'Living robot' developed by scientists using frog embryos

'Living robot' developed by scientists using frog embryos

He added that the "xenobots" could be used for implementing a whole array of tasks, including "searching out nasty compounds or radioactive contamination, gathering micro-plastic in the oceans, [and] ...

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Researchers find protein that can help cut flab without doing exercise

Researchers find protein that can help cut flab without doing exercise

The team settled on using Drosophila flies since they have a natural instinct to climb out of a test tube and built a fly treadmill. In contrast, the flies that lacked Sestrin showed no improvemen...

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7 bn years: Scientists say oldest solid material found

That's because plate tectonics, volcanism and other planetary processes heated and transformed all the presolar dust that may have collected during Earth's formation, said lead study author Phil...

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Scientists Find 7-Billion-Year-Old Stardust in Murchison Meteorite | Planetary Science

Scientists Find 7-Billion-Year-Old Stardust in Murchison Meteorite | Planetary Science

New analysis of dozens of presolar grains from the Murchison meteorite revealed a range of ages, from about 4 million years older than our sun - which formed 4.6 billion years ago - up to 3 billion ye...

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