28 May 2020

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World's deepest octopus captured on camera

World's deepest octopus captured on cameraA "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.


28 May 2020 11:09pm GMT

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Biggest UK solar plant approvedClimate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest


28 May 2020 4:33pm GMT

Nasa SpaceX launch: How we got to this point

Nasa SpaceX launch: How we got to this pointWhy is SpaceX launching astronauts to the International Space Station for Nasa?


28 May 2020 3:51pm GMT

Nasa SpaceX launch: Evolution of the spacesuit

Nasa SpaceX launch: Evolution of the spacesuitHow SpaceX's stylish spacesuit differs from other attire flown by astronauts.


28 May 2020 3:50pm GMT

SpaceX postpones historic launch due to weather

SpaceX postpones historic launch due to weatherThe next attempt to launch will be Saturday afternoon, after weather conditions forced a delay.


28 May 2020 11:46am GMT

In lean times, fierce dinosaur Allosaurus resorted to cannibalism

In lean times, fierce dinosaur Allosaurus resorted to cannibalismThe dreaded dinosaur Allosaurus was the scourge of the Jurassic Period landscape some 150 million years ago, an apex predator just as Tyrannosaurus rex was 80 million years later during the Cretaceous Period. The researchers unearthed 2,368 fossil bones including several different dinosaurs and other creatures. Remarkably, 29% of the bones bore evidence of bite marks, a much-higher percentage than usual, indicative of heavy scavenging in what may have been a stressed ecosystem caused by a seasonal drought or potentially a wildfire.


28 May 2020 6:24am GMT

Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather

Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weatherA late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.


28 May 2020 1:54am GMT

27 May 2020

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Weather forces delay for SpaceX’s historic launch of NASA’s first Dragon riders to the space station

Weather forces delay for SpaceX’s historic launch of NASA’s first Dragon riders to the space stationThe 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 Saturday at the earliest. SpaceX called off the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken sitting inside the Crew Dragon capsule on top, and President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence waiting in the wings. Liftoff would have marked the first-ever use of a privately owned spaceship for a crewed orbital launch, the first launch of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil… Read More


27 May 2020 9:04pm GMT

Archaeologists discover pristine ancient Roman mosaic floor buried under piles of vines

Archaeologists discover pristine ancient Roman mosaic floor buried under piles of vinesArchaeologists have revisited an ancient Roman dig site that hasn't been touched in a century - and found something incredible underneath.In a vineyard outside the Italian city of Verona, under several feet of vines and dirt, researchers have uncovered what appears to be a perfectly preserved mosaic floor and pieces of a villa foundation dating back to the third century A.D. Surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella north of Verona shared images of the site, providing a glimpse at a discovery that's largely still hidden beneath the dirt, BBC reports.Archaeologists first mapped out what appeared to be the remains of an ancient Roman villa outside Verona back in 1922 before the site was abandoned. The Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona decided to revisit the site last October and again in February, but their efforts to unearth the site were cut short when COVID-19 arrived in Italy, the Guardian reports. Excavation resumed last week and, by Monday, there was something incredible to show for their efforts. There's still a lot of careful work to be done before the whole floor and foundation can be revealed - along with some careful negotiation with the owners of the vineyard now growing on top of this ancient discovery.More stories from theweek.com Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints Minnesota governor activates National Guard as protests continue over death of George Floyd Trump retweets video declaring 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'


27 May 2020 7:17pm GMT

Armed with massive data pools, genealogy companies Ancestry, 23andMe begin COVID-19 research

Armed with massive data pools, genealogy companies Ancestry, 23andMe begin COVID-19 researchWith 16 million people who've already spit in vials and sent them to Ancestry for genetic testing, the company knew it had a potentially useful data set.


27 May 2020 1:58pm GMT

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.


27 May 2020 8:39am GMT

Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy Agency

Record drop in energy investment, warns International Energy AgencyThe pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.


27 May 2020 7:59am GMT

Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'The angle at which a life-destroying space rock hit Earth 66 million years ago was particularly lethal.


27 May 2020 7:51am GMT

26 May 2020

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A-Alpha Bio wins $620,000 grant to work on ‘molecular glue’ for treating disease

A-Alpha Bio wins $620,000 grant to work on ‘molecular glue’ for treating diseaseA-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 disease-causing proteins out of circulation. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant, awarded on April 30, follows up on an earlier Phase I grant focusing on molecular glue. Such molecules are designed to "glue" a target protein onto another type of protein known as an E3 ubiquitin ligase. The ubiquitin molecules serve as chemical tags that basically tell the cell, "Get rid of the protein that I'm… Read More


26 May 2020 11:52pm GMT

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientistsScientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.


26 May 2020 9:45pm GMT

European contract signed for Moon mission hardware

European contract signed for Moon mission hardwareWhen astronauts go back to the Moon in 2024, they'll be using European hardware to get there.


26 May 2020 9:36am GMT