Space tourism: Virgin space plane set for first crewed flight

Space tourism: Virgin space plane set for first crewed flight
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Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic embarks on the first crewed flight of its rocket-powered tourist plane.

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Nytimes.com | 22. 06. 2021 21:13:33 | Science

His work in creating a method to build complex organic molecules applied to everything from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics.

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Nytimes.com | 22. 06. 2021 20:39:58 | Science

Scientists say giant slices of rock may move across the surface of Earth’s closest neighbor like pack ice floating in the sea.

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Nytimes.com | 22. 06. 2021 19:55:02 | Science

The finding by researchers goes against a basic tenet of climate change — that warming increases humidity because hotter air holds more moisture. It’s also bad news for fire seasons.

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BBC.co.uk | 22. 06. 2021 17:30:30 | Science

Scientists find evidence parts of Venus's rocky surface move around like bits of ocean pack ice.

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Coloured graphics designed by a Reading academic represent changing temperatures over time

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Nytimes.com | 22. 06. 2021 11:33:31 | Science

Moray eels can hunt on land, and footage from a recent study highlights how they accomplish this feat with a sneaky second set of jaws.

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Nytimes.com | 22. 06. 2021 08:39:03 | Science

A visit to the renovated hall of gems and minerals at the American Museum of Natural History reveals how the cosmos works in the real world.

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BBC.co.uk | 21. 06. 2021 12:09:41 | Science

There are many ways to reduce a property's environmental impact, says the Energy Saving Trust.

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Nytimes.com | 21. 06. 2021 11:18:36 | Science

Much of the country is moving past the pandemic. But many people still can’t, and I know exactly how that feels.

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Nytimes.com | 19. 06. 2021 21:25:36 | Science

Since the 1980s, he was recognized as a leader in measuring what he called “subjective well-being.” And, yes, he was very happy.

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BBC.co.uk | 19. 06. 2021 06:22:37 | Science

Singapore sees its traditional rag and bone collectors as key to its sustainability plans.

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Nytimes.com | 18. 06. 2021 20:11:19 | Science

Boltysh crater in Ukraine formed around the same time as the Chicxulub event, raising questions about its role in this tumultuous era.

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Nytimes.com | 18. 06. 2021 11:33:01 | Science

In two decades covering medicine for The New York Times, the people I met, and the truths they revealed, have always stayed with me.

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Nytimes.com | 18. 06. 2021 11:33:00 | Science

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

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Nytimes.com | 18. 06. 2021 11:32:59 | Science

Collectors are surging again to own a bit of natural history, be it an ancient shell, an animal’s tooth or a full dinosaur skeleton for the foyer.

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BBC.co.uk | 18. 06. 2021 09:52:30 | Science

Three weeks of talks see little movement amid worries about the impact of Covid on poorer nations.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 18:37:47 | Science

Yes, the West is in extreme drought. But for part of the region, conditions have been bad for decades, rivaling periods in the distant past.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 18:37:38 | Science

Bats roosting in caves produce ample guano, which may explain why prehistoric marks left by humans cannot be found in some places where they are expected.

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BBC.co.uk | 17. 06. 2021 18:31:52 | Science

The coelacanth was thought to live for about 20 years, but a new study suggests it's nearer 100.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 14:49:53 | Science

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

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BBC.co.uk | 17. 06. 2021 13:56:32 | Science

Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 11:30:06 | Science

The dramatic dimming of the red supergiant in 2019 was the product of dust, not a prelude to destruction, a new study has found.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 09:18:59 | Science

A technology lawyer named Paul Skallas argues we should be gleaning more wisdom from antiquity.

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Nytimes.com | 17. 06. 2021 09:18:57 | Science

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

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BBC.co.uk | 17. 06. 2021 02:00:45 | Science

The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 23:51:07 | Science

Three Chinese astronauts, the first since 2016, are set to launch into space. They will begin what is expected to be a continuous Chinese presence in Earth’s orbit for the next decade.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 20:14:14 | Science

Emergent BioSolutions was awarded a $628 million federal contract with no competitive bidding. Top executives received big bonuses while factories mostly sat idle and tens of millions of Covid-19 doses were thrown away.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 19:23:46 | Science

His development of advanced analytical techniques formed the basis for M.R.I. technology used in hospitals and helped chemists determine the structure of complex molecules.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 18:25:10 | Science

His argument about how social situations, not personality, can govern behavior took hold in modern psychology and inspired thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 03:00:08 | Science

President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.

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Nytimes.com | 16. 06. 2021 01:40:16 | Science

Regulators have asked residents to start conserving energy after demand hit a June record just one week into the month.

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Nytimes.com | 15. 06. 2021 11:19:58 | Science

Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.

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Nytimes.com | 15. 06. 2021 11:09:37 | Science

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions answered.

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Nytimes.com | 15. 06. 2021 11:09:36 | Science

While the United States edges toward normalcy, countries like Japan, South Korea and Australia are still facing months of uncertainty and isolation as their vaccination campaigns just start to gain steam.

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Nytimes.com | 15. 06. 2021 10:26:10 | Science

La sonda Juno de la NASA comienza una larga misión que no sería posible si no hubiera experimentado problemas de propulsión cuando llegó por primera vez al planeta gigante.

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BBC.co.uk | 15. 06. 2021 01:55:20 | Science

Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of water shrews, the world's smallest diving mammals.

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Nytimes.com | 15. 06. 2021 01:10:55 | Science

Deb Haaland has advised the president to reinstate former boundaries at Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England.

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Nytimes.com | 14. 06. 2021 22:08:25 | Science

Jittery pet owners are asking vets, animal poison control centers and Twitter. Read on for answers.

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Nytimes.com | 14. 06. 2021 19:29:44 | Science

Shi Zhengli, a top virologist, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.

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Nytimes.com | 14. 06. 2021 18:58:52 | Science

In early 2020, Kristian Andersen wrote to Anthony Fauci about the possibility of an engineered coronavirus. His research has since dispelled those suspicions.

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BBC.co.uk | 14. 06. 2021 18:07:09 | Science

Campaigners say government position is 'a step in the right direction but 'not yet on the money'.

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Nytimes.com | 14. 06. 2021 17:45:05 | Science

NASA’s Juno probe is beginning an extended mission that may not have been possible if it hadn’t experienced engine trouble when it first arrived at the giant planet.

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Nytimes.com | 14. 06. 2021 17:08:28 | Science

Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.

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BBC.co.uk | 13. 06. 2021 02:41:17 | Science

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BBC.co.uk | 12. 06. 2021 09:50:24 | Science

Retired 79-year-old John Stimpson started making the boxes as a hobby and now does it full-time.

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Nytimes.com | 11. 06. 2021 22:52:55 | Science

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.

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Nytimes.com | 11. 06. 2021 15:04:54 | Science

The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration's push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

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BBC.co.uk | 11. 06. 2021 13:03:25 | Science

Single-use plastic from take-out food is a big source of pollution in oceans and rivers, scientists say.

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Nytimes.com | 11. 06. 2021 11:32:31 | Science

Researchers are starting to investigate the species that drive alpine algal blooms to better understand their causes and effects.

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Nytimes.com | 11. 06. 2021 02:20:40 | Science

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

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BBC.co.uk | 11. 06. 2021 02:08:27 | Science

Developing nations put scientific research into sustainability than richer countries, a Unesco report finds.

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BBC.co.uk | 11. 06. 2021 01:59:00 | Science

An international group of scientists has called on Norway to halt plans for acoustic experiments on minke whales.

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Nytimes.com | 10. 06. 2021 21:47:07 | Science

The EnVision spacecraft will complement two NASA missions announced last week, ending the relative loneliness of a planet sometimes thought of as Earth’s twin.

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BBC.co.uk | 10. 06. 2021 17:57:11 | Science

'Climate fails' include misguided tree planting and large-scale bioenergy crops, say scientists.

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Nytimes.com | 10. 06. 2021 15:33:51 | Science

Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.

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BBC.co.uk | 10. 06. 2021 14:27:08 | Science

Some parts of the world have seen the annular eclipse, but from the UK there has been a partial solar eclipse.

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BBC.co.uk | 10. 06. 2021 09:37:01 | Science

A memorandum of understanding is signed by Spaceport Cornwall and a US firm to explore opportunities.

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BBC.co.uk | 10. 06. 2021 08:32:19 | Science

The X-Press Pearl, off Sri Lanka, could be a threat to marine life and the fishing industry.

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Nytimes.com | 10. 06. 2021 06:03:36 | Science

Weather and geography may make it difficult to see the rare spectacle, but those in the path or experiencing clear skies may get a show worth waking up early for.

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BBC.co.uk | 10. 06. 2021 02:31:52 | Science

A large swathe of the Northern Hemisphere is about to enjoy a so-called annular solar eclipse.

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