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Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 02:59:49 -0400

The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Evolution of the spacesuit

Sun, 31 May 2020 23:46:12 -0400

How SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

Sun, 31 May 2020 23:46:02 -0400

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: What is the Crew Dragon?

Sun, 31 May 2020 23:20:38 -0400

A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carried astronauts to the space station.....
‘Dragon arriving’: For first time, astronauts reach the space station in SpaceX capsule

Sun, 31 May 2020 14:41:32 -0400

For the first time in nearly nine years, astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station in a spaceship that was made in the USA. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, which was christened Ende....
SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Sun, 31 May 2020 14:38:08 -0400

Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: How we got to this point

Sun, 31 May 2020 07:01:55 -0400

Why has SpaceX launched astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?....
SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts begin historic mission on private spaceship

Sun, 31 May 2020 03:18:01 -0400

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken head out on a mission to initiate a new, commercial era in spaceflight.....
Crew Dragon’s astronauts give their SpaceX spaceship a storied name: Endeavour

Sat, 30 May 2020 21:11:35 -0400

The two NASA astronauts who rode SpaceX's first crew-carrying Dragon capsule to orbit today named their spacecraft, continuing a tradition that goes back to the earliest days of America's spac....
‘Light this candle!’ SpaceX sends NASA astronauts on historic trip to space station in Dragon capsule

Sat, 30 May 2020 20:00:58 -0400

SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station today, becoming the first company to send humans to orbit on a commercial spaceship. The Falcon 9 rocket's liftoff from NASA&....
World's deepest octopus captured on camera

Fri, 29 May 2020 17:00:29 -0400

A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.....
Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

Fri, 29 May 2020 13:40:36 -0400

Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world.....
Weather concerns complicate plans for SpaceX’s next attempt to launch NASA astronauts

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:59:00 -0400

NASA and SpaceX are keeping a close eye on the weather in Florida and beyond as they get set for a second attempt to launch two NASA astronauts in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Saturday. Or mayb....
Biggest UK solar plant approved

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:33:28 -0400

Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather

Wed, 27 May 2020 21:54:17 -0400

A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.....
Weather forces delay for SpaceX’s historic launch of NASA’s first Dragon riders to the space station

Wed, 27 May 2020 17:04:40 -0400

The countdown for SpaceX's first crewed launch to the International Space Station ran down to less than 17 minutes, but because the weather didn't cooperate, history will have to wait until Sa....
'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

Wed, 27 May 2020 04:39:52 -0400

'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.....
Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy Agency

Wed, 27 May 2020 03:59:53 -0400

The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.....
Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

Wed, 27 May 2020 03:51:04 -0400

The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.....
A-Alpha Bio wins $620,000 grant to work on ‘molecular glue’ for treating disease

Tue, 26 May 2020 19:52:09 -0400

A-Alpha Bio, a Seattle venture that began at the University of Washington, has won a $620,472 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that identifies molecules capable of taking....
Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:45:36 -0400

Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.....
European contract signed for Moon mission hardware

Tue, 26 May 2020 05:36:32 -0400

When astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.....
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:59:55 -0400

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.....
Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer

Tue, 26 May 2020 01:43:40 -0400

The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.....
NASA signs off on historic SpaceX crewed launch, leaving weather as final uncertainty

Mon, 25 May 2020 21:58:08 -0400

Mission managers have cleared the final paperwork for SpaceX's first-ever crewed launch, aimed at sending two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule....
Nasa SpaceX launch: 10 questions about the mission

Mon, 25 May 2020 20:23:29 -0400

BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: What's the mission plan?

Mon, 25 May 2020 19:20:56 -0400

These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.....
Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket misses going to space during its first air launch

Mon, 25 May 2020 16:25:55 -0400

A new breed of launch vehicle had a shaky first outing today when Virgin Orbit released its LauncherOne rocket from a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet flying over the Pacific Ocean for its first blastoff....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:44:03 -0400

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.....
NASA and SpaceX rehearse for big launch day, complete with a Tesla ride to the pad

Sat, 23 May 2020 18:50:38 -0400

NASA and SpaceX put astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and the rest of the team at Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a "dry dress rehearsal" today in preparation for next week'....
Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch

Sat, 23 May 2020 03:54:52 -0400

A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.....
Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space

Fri, 22 May 2020 18:20:30 -0400

UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.....
NASA gives crucial thumbs-up to SpaceX’s historic crewed flight to space station

Fri, 22 May 2020 17:43:43 -0400

NASA today signed off on the first launch to send a crew into orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years, and the rocket for that launch had its final test firing. After reviewing mission plans for a d....
'Expect More': Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures

Fri, 22 May 2020 15:15:32 -0400

The dam that failed in central Michigan on Tuesday gave way for the same reason most do: It was overwhelmed by water. Almost 5 inches of rain fell in the area in the previous two days, after earlier s....
Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'

Fri, 22 May 2020 09:43:26 -0400

Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.....
NOAA selects Univ. of Washington to host regional institute for climate and ocean research

Thu, 21 May 2020 16:08:52 -0400

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supporte....
Nature: Bumblebees' 'clever trick' fools plants into flowering

Thu, 21 May 2020 14:02:24 -0400

Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early.....
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

Thu, 21 May 2020 11:43:33 -0400

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight

Thu, 21 May 2020 11:27:18 -0400

Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.....
Astronauts arrive in Florida to set new NASA traditions for crewed spaceflight

Wed, 20 May 2020 18:41:04 -0400

Two NASA astronauts landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today to go through a set of pre-launch traditions that haven't been followed for nearly nine years — and create a few new ....
Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Wed, 20 May 2020 08:22:11 -0400

Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: Climate change is makin....
Amid Hydroxychloroquine Uproar, Real Studies of Drug Are Suffering

Wed, 20 May 2020 08:21:34 -0400

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's enthusiastic embrace of a malaria drug that he now says he takes daily -- and the resulting uproar in the news media -- appears to be interfering with legiti....
Days before landmark launch, NASA’s head of human spaceflight quits due to ‘mistake’

Tue, 19 May 2020 18:52:46 -0400

NASA's top executive concentrating on human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has resigned just a week before the scheduled start of a milestone space mission. Loverro became NASA's associate adminis....
Climate change: Scientists fear car surge will see CO2 rebound

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:45:35 -0400

An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.....
Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Tue, 19 May 2020 05:16:55 -0400

Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.....