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Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

14 hours ago   |   Astronomy Now

By going over old data collected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986, two scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have made the startling discovery that Uranus'...
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Empty labs, abandoned research: Coronavirus puts climate science on hold

Empty labs, abandoned research: Coronavirus puts climate science on hold

21 hours ago   |   Grist

Imagine working on an experiment that was two years in the making, and then watching it all melt away just before you could finish it. That's the situation that Emily Bristol...
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NASA news: How 10.9 million people will leave their mark on Mars in 2021

NASA news: How 10.9 million people will leave their mark on Mars in 2021

22 hours ago   |   Daily Express

NASA'S Mars Perseverance rover will carry more than 10.9 million names to the Red Planet when it launches this summer.
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10 of the best ways to travel by Dervla Murphy

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

In this age of mobile phones, cybercafes and satellite links, it's harder than ever to truly escape... but not impossible. Dervla Murphy, who has ventured to the ends of the...
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Opinion: Covid-19 is scary. Could a rogue scientist use CRISPR to conjure another pandemic?

1 day ago   |   STAT

Uncertainty breeds panic. As Covid-19 spreads across the planet, stock markets have crashed in response to the economic impact this virus will wreak on the global economy and...
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Coronavirus lockdown: Global quarantine reveals weird fact about humanity

Coronavirus lockdown: Global quarantine reveals weird fact about humanity

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

CORONAVIRUS has forced much of the planet to stay indoors while the pandemic is ongoing, and one strange statistic has emerged.
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Coronavirus: Satellite images reveal eerie deserted planet amidst pandemic

Coronavirus: Satellite images reveal eerie deserted planet amidst pandemic

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

SATELLITE images during lockdowns across Europe, Asia, and the US have shown Earth is increasingly becoming a ghost town in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ozone layer is RECOVERING in rare good news for the planet

Ozone layer is RECOVERING in rare good news for the planet

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

THE ozone layer above Antarctica has recovered so much that it is proving to be a strong fighter against climate change in the southern hemisphere, scientists have revealed.
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Opinion: Covid-19 is scary. A CRISPR-made pandemic could be scarier

1 day ago   |   STAT

Uncertainty breeds panic. As Covid-19 spreads across the planet, stock markets have crashed in response to the economic impact this virus will wreak on the global economy and...
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Dino-killing asteroid choked whole world in dust within a few hours

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

When a large asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it sent huge curtains of dust flying tens of kilometres up into the air that quickly covered the planet
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Coronavirus warning: Pregnant women CAN pass COVID-19 onto their babies - study

Coronavirus warning: Pregnant women CAN pass COVID-19 onto their babies - study

CORONAVIRUS can be passed onto babies by pregnant women in rare cases, a study has warned. Read more ...

Photos: Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad at Cape Canaveral

Photos: Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance's next Atlas 5 rocket moved to its launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, taking position for liftoff with the U.S. military's sixth and final Advanced... Read more ...

NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to Gateway station in lunar orbit

NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to Gateway station in lunar orbit

Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy's second stage in high Earth orbit on its way to the Gateway in lunar orbit. Credit: SpaceX NASA... Read more ...

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing'? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

( We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues where people gather in large... Read more ...

Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

I have been doing evaluations and writing about the evaluation profession for nearly 50 years. For the last decade, I've been writing about evaluation under conditions of... Read more ...

The 9 most popular online courses people are taking on Coursera from...

The 9 most popular online courses people are taking on Coursera from Stanford, Yale, and Princeton

Millions of students of all ages use Coursera to learn something new, whether for personal enjoyment or professional advancement. The online classes are completely free to... Read more ...

'Listen to the science': Barack Obama weighs in on coronavirus during Tony...

'Listen to the science': Barack Obama weighs in on coronavirus during Tony Fauci chat

Former President Barack Obama commented during an online chat between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, urging people to 'listen to the science.' Read more ...

Augustine Therapeutics: Bridging the Valley of Death with VIB Discovery Sciences

Augustine Therapeutics: Bridging the Valley of Death with VIB Discovery Sciences

This article is republished with kind permission from BioVox . Augustine Therapeutics is one of VIB's latest spinoffs, developing a first-in-class drug for Charcot-Marie-Tooth... Read more ...

Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

Evidence of Uranus' leaking atmosphere found hidden in Voyager 2 observations

By going over old data collected by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986, two scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have made the startling discovery that Uranus'... Read more ...

Impeachment: the verdict of history

Impeachment: the verdict of history

James Hankins. 2020. “ Impeachment: the verdict of history .” The Spectator, no. March. Publisher's Version Read more ...