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Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:59:29 -0400

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.


'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:56:31 -0400

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'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

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientistsResearchers 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

Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space stationThe 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 during the first space shuttle flight following the 2003 Columbia shuttle tragedy, and rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-month orbital stay on the station in 2009-2010. For his next mission, Noguchi will be teaming up with NASA's Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. — plus Shannon Walker, who was also named today as a member of the first crew to begin a regular tour of duty… Read More


Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:46:09 -0400

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wingsRising 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

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall projectScientists 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

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aidUniversity 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 autoimmune disease, can prevent COVID-19. The multi-site trial, managed by UW in collaboration with New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, aims to determine definitively whether taking the drug can prevent transmission in people exposed to the virus. "We currently don’t know if hydroxychloroquine works, but we will learn in as short a timeframe as possible what the outcome is,” principal investigator Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor of global health in the University of Washington… Read More


Peacock spiders show more of their colours
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:24:16 -0400

Peacock spiders show more of their coloursA 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

Machine translates brainwaves into sentencesScientists 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

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinctionThe 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

SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craftNASA 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 cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform as the first commercial provider to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract from NASA. The contract is similar to NASA's existing Commercial Resupply Services contracts with SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada Corp. for cargo shipments to the International Space Station. NASA's Artemis program calls for the first elements of the Gateway to… Read More


Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:10:15 -0400

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and riversScientists 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

Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transportPublic 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

Xplore’s Xcraft space probe lands in Xtronaut 2.0 board game — and STEM students are the winnersSeattle-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 planetary scientist Dante Lauretta and Xtronaut Enterprises CEO Michael Lyon, will feature Xcraft as one of the deck's playing cards. Players can combine the cards to create their own game-board missions to deep space. The arrangement is part of a sponsorship deal for Xtronaut 2.0's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. "We are proud to have the Xcraft featured in Xtronaut 2.0, and are delighted that our sponsorship enables us to give 120… Read More


Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:18:58 -0400

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall recordsPre-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

Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you’re stuck at homeAre 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 educational campaign created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture. Last year, Blue Origin collected thousands of student-decorated cards, and sent them to space and back on its New Shepard suborbital craft. After the flight, the cards were stamped "Flown in Space" (in some cases, by Bezos himself) and then mailed back to their senders. Now Blue Origin is inviting students, educators and parents to… Read More


Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:11:22 -0400

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areasSolar, 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

How are you doing during the COVID-19 crisis? Scientists want to hear your storyResearchers 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: How are you holding up? The King County COVID-19 Community Study, a.k.a. KC3S, is recruiting King County residents to tell their stories. The study is scheduled to collect data through April 19. “We want to start collecting this information now — as the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding — about how families and communities are being impacted, and how they are adapting,” Nicole Errett, a lecturer in the UW Department… Read More


Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:46:48 -0400

Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'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

Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginningsA tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.



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