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New study links air pollution to increased risk of multiple sclerosis

Mon, 25 May 2020 08:41:39 -0400

New European research has found that living in urban areas and being exposed to air pollution could increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers assessed the participants'....
China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission

Mon, 25 May 2020 02:58:03 -0400

China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company in charge of the project ....
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 SpaceX launch: What's the mission plan?

Sun, 24 May 2020 03:58:12 -0400

These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.....
Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

Sat, 23 May 2020 22:47:16 -0400

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.....
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 launch: 10 questions about the mission

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:22:39 -0400

BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.....
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.....
Project seeks super view of Earth's mantle

Mon, 18 May 2020 11:23:37 -0400

UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.....
Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response

Mon, 18 May 2020 11:00:32 -0400

Increases in rainfall in England could impact ambulance and fire crew response times.....
Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches

Mon, 18 May 2020 05:43:13 -0400

The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.....
Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Sun, 17 May 2020 04:07:42 -0400

Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.....
'Golden tongue' helps ensure maple syrup quality

Sat, 16 May 2020 04:40:15 -0400

Scientists use the precious element to grade the quality of the natural sweetener.....
NASA lays out the ‘Artemis Accords’ for international cooperation on moon trips

Fri, 15 May 2020 13:50:41 -0400

NASA today unveiled a list of 10 principles for a set of bilateral international agreements for participation in the moon exploration program known as Artemis. The Artemis Accords would apply to missi....
'Surge' in illegal bird of prey killings since lockdown

Fri, 15 May 2020 07:10:00 -0400

The RSPB says it has been "overrun" by reports of birds of prey being illegally killed.....
UW Medicine ramps up study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 treatment

Thu, 14 May 2020 22:54:25 -0400

One of the treatments that's been talked up by President Donald Trump for COVID-19 — a combination of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic — is the subject of a....
Ozone layer: Concern grows over threat from replacement chemicals

Thu, 14 May 2020 10:08:27 -0400

Substances used for air conditioning in new cars are building up in the environment....
Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

Thu, 14 May 2020 06:02:58 -0400

Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.....
Manhattan Faces a Reckoning if Working From Home Becomes the Norm

Wed, 13 May 2020 08:18:42 -0400

NEW YORK -- Before the coronavirus crisis, three of New York City's largest commercial tenants -- Barclays, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley -- had tens of thousands of workers in towers across M....
Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

Wed, 13 May 2020 03:37:37 -0400

Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.....
Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims

Tue, 12 May 2020 09:01:56 -0400

Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.....
Longer overlap for modern humans and Neanderthals

Mon, 11 May 2020 13:33:16 -0400

Modern humans began to edge out the Neanderthals in Europe earlier than previously thought.....
Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings

Mon, 11 May 2020 07:56:28 -0400

The North Magnetic Pole has been racing across the top of the world, from Canada towards Siberia.....
Iceye's small radar satellites achieve big capability

Sun, 10 May 2020 17:48:44 -0400

One of the hardest tasks in Earth observation is tracking tiny changes in the shape of the ground.....
Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

Sat, 09 May 2020 10:19:45 -0400

Funding for English local authorities is likely to be unveiled to encourage people to be more active.....
Scientists obtain 'lucky' image of Jupiter

Sat, 09 May 2020 03:42:40 -0400

The Hawaii-based Gemini telescope produces a super-sharp picture of the gas giant in the infrared.....
Some landscapes show resistance to ash dieback

Fri, 08 May 2020 08:57:12 -0400

Certain habitats can help dampen the spread of ash dieback, which threatens ash trees.....
Study spotlights the Allen Institute’s latest 3-D reference atlas of the mouse brain

Fri, 08 May 2020 00:19:40 -0400

The third time's the charm for the Allen Institute for Brain Science's 3-D atlas of the mouse brain. Version 3 of the atlas, known as the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Framework or CCFv3....
University of Washington wins NASA grant to create spacey contest for Artemis Student Challenges

Thu, 07 May 2020 22:39:49 -0400

NASA has awarded the University of Washington a $499,864 grant to develop a competition that calls on students to turn a simulated lava tube into a habitat suitable for harboring humans on the moon or....
'Nearest black hole to Earth discovered'

Thu, 07 May 2020 18:16:17 -0400

An unseen object is found to be lurking in a double-star system a mere 1,000 light-years from Earth.....
Climate change: More than 3bn could live in extreme heat by 2070

Wed, 06 May 2020 03:26:58 -0400

Areas such as India, Australia and Africa are predicted to be among the worst affected.....
Tethers Unlimited and Rocket Propulsion Systems win NASA grants for space tech

Tue, 05 May 2020 19:57:12 -0400

Two Seattle-area space ventures — Tethers Unlimited and Rocket Propulsion Systems — are among 124 businesses receiving $750,000 Phase II grants from NASA's Small Business Innovation Research progr....
What is climate change? A really simple guide

Tue, 05 May 2020 17:30:24 -0400

BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.....