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House budget bill denies major increases for NASA to fund ambitious Moon program
An artistic rendering of astronauts on the Moon, mining resources. | Image: NASA House appropriators don't intend to substantially increase NASA's budget, potentially jeopardizing the agency's plans of sending astronauts back to the Moon by 2024. Today, the House Appropriations Committee released ...
12 minutes ago
Science - The Verge
House budget bill denies major increases for NASA to fund ambitious Moon program
Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice
Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
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Yahoo Science
Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice
USA TODAY Interview: History-making astronauts aboard the International Space Station discuss return to Earth
After a stay that could last up to four months, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will depart the International Space Station and splash down in the ocean.
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Yahoo Science
USA TODAY Interview: History-making astronauts aboard the International Space Station discuss return to Earth
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on June 30, 2020. | Photo by Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced today. He is 65 years old. Over the weekend, he attended a US Independence ...
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Science - The Verge
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
Our animal inheritance: Humans perk up their ears, too, when they hear interesting sounds
Many animals move their ears to better focus their attention on a novel sound. That humans also have this capability was not known until now. A research team now has demonstrated that we make minute, unconscious movements of our ears that are directed towards the sound want to focus our attention on. ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Our animal inheritance: Humans perk up their ears, too, when they hear interesting sounds
1.5 billion people will depend on water from mountains
Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions. In 30 years, almost a quarter of the world's lowland population will strongly depend on runoff from the mountains. Only ...
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Science Daily
1.5 billion people will depend on water from mountains
Agriculture - a climate villain? Maybe not!
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain.
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Science Daily
Agriculture - a climate villain? Maybe not!
Dopamine neurons mull over your options
Researchers have found that dopamine neurons in the brain can represent the decision-making process when making economic choices. As monkeys contemplated whether or not to choose an item, a subset of dopamine neurons transitioned from indicating the item's value to indicating the monkey's ultimate decision. ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Dopamine neurons mull over your options
Excitation of robust materials
So-called topological materials have special electronic properties, which are very robust against external perturbations. In tungsten ditelluride such a topologically protected state can be ''broken up'' using special laser pulses within picoseconds and thus change its properties. This could be a key ...
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Science Daily
Excitation of robust materials
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
Increasing the levels of a chemical found in all human cells could boost a woman's fertility and help select the best eggs for IVF.
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
There's no quick fix for climate change
Illustration by Ana Kova It could take decades before cuts to greenhouse gases actually affect global temperatures, according to a new study. 2035 is probably the earliest that scientists could see a statistically significant change in temperature " and that's only if humans take dramatic action ...
2 hours ago
Science - The Verge
There's no quick fix for climate change
How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines
Roughly 15 years ago, in a seeming prank, a pair of smiley faces graced the cover of Nature, one of the world's preeminent science journals. Flash forward to today, and those smiley faces may be key to saving us from the Covid-19 pandemic?or other viral foes lurking in our future. The smiley faces were ...
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How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines
Tracing the link between your phone and the next pandemic
When humans cut their way through forests to dig up gold and other minerals that go into phones, computers, and other devices, they run the risk of being a catalyst for a phenomenon called 'spillover." That's what happens when a virus makes the leap from one species to another. It's how two-thirds ...
3 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Tracing the link between your phone and the next pandemic
Thousands of dead fish found floating in the Hudson River. Experts say they suffocated.
Atlantic menhaden are suffocating, Riverkeeper officials say, as heated up water and sewage drain oxygen from the Hudson estuary.
4 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Thousands of dead fish found floating in the Hudson River. Experts say they suffocated.
Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19
Practice courts inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. | Photo by Joe Murphy / NBAE via Getty Images Sports are coming back in the United States, and as they do, professional leagues are creating conditions that researchers say are tailor-made to study COVID-19. They offer sizable groups of ...
4 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19
Uber launches on-demand grocery delivery in Latin America and Canada
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is launching an on-demand grocery delivery service in Latin America and Canada, the company announced on Tuesday. It's Uber's first major move into the competitive world of online grocery shopping since acquiring Cornershop, a leading online grocery ...
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Science - The Verge
Uber launches on-demand grocery delivery in Latin America and Canada
Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'
Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.
7 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'
Could You Make a Snowball of Neutrinos?
You"ll need more than a few " say, 300 decillion. And good luck trying to throw it.
11 hours ago
New York Times Science
Could You Make a Snowball of Neutrinos?
Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees
Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.
18 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees
365 Elephants Died in Botswana. The Cause Is a Mystery
Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.
23 hours ago
New York Times Science
365 Elephants Died in Botswana. The Cause Is a Mystery
Spirit Bears' Hair Helps Reveal New Genetic Secrets
First Nations peoples along British Columbia's Central Coast led research to help preserve the area's white-furred Spirit bears.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Spirit Bears' Hair Helps Reveal New Genetic Secrets
DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds
The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds
AI Behaving Badly: New Model Could Help AI Make More Ethical Choices
The ethics of AI is a hot topic at the minute, particularly with the ongoing controversies around facial recognition software. Now mathematicians have developed a model that can help businesses spot when commercial AI systems might make shady choices in the pursuit of profits. Modern AI is great at optimizing?finding ...
1 day ago
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AI Behaving Badly: New Model Could Help AI Make More Ethical Choices
The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery
A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth's history. Here's how scientists hunted down the evidence.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery
The UAE's First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to launch its first Martian satellite, Hope, which will search for clues to the Red Planet's atmospheric mysteries.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
The UAE's First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist
DNA Linked to COVID-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds
A stretch of DNA linked to COVID-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study.Scientists don't yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. But the new findings, which were posted online Friday and have not yet been ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
DNA Linked to COVID-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds
The Pandemic's Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?
Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here's why.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
The Pandemic's Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?
TuSimple's Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast
In 2016, an 18-wheeler jam-packed with cans of Budweiser made a beer run from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs?with no driver at the wheel. It was one small 120-mile jaunt for a robot big rig (and its maker, Otto), one giant leap for beer delivery. Four years on, TuSimple, another self-driving truck ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
TuSimple's Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast
Astronomers Are Uncovering the Magnetic Soul of the Universe
Researchers are discovering that magnetic fields permeate much of the cosmos. If these fields date back to the Big Bang, they could solve a cosmological mystery.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
Astronomers Are Uncovering the Magnetic Soul of the Universe
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