Science

NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

Published 24/05/2019

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help build its Gateway platform in lunar [more…]

Old mold: Fossil of world’s earliest fungus unearthed in Canada

Old mold: Fossil of world’s earliest fungus unearthed in Canada

Published 22/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microfossils of a globular spore connected to a T-shaped filament excavated in an Arctic region of northwestern Canada represent the oldest-known fungus, [more…]

Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

Published 17/05/2019

(Reuters) - A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats [more…]

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’

Published 17/05/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this [more…]

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

Published 16/05/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which [more…]

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink…

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink…

Published 16/05/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites [more…]

SpaceX postpones satellite launch in Florida due to high winds

SpaceX postpones satellite launch in Florida due to high winds

Published 16/05/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX postponed its planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first cluster of satellites [more…]

Brazil seeks China’s OK for genetically modified sugarcane

Brazil seeks China’s OK for genetically modified sugarcane

Published 15/05/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - Brazil’s agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified [more…]

Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active

Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active

Published 14/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth - not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be [more…]

Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave

Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave

Published 12/05/2019

CHYNOVSKA JESKYNE, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Czech speleologists have come up with a way to explore flooded cave systems without strapping on scuba gear, wet [more…]