Science

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…]

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon…

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon…

Published 14/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a “down payment” [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…]

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for…

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for…

Published 10/05/2019

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way [more…]

Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness

Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness

Published 10/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While people and other vertebrates are color blind in dim light, some deep-sea fish may possess keen color vision to thrive in [more…]

Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump’s…

Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump’s…

Published 10/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and [more…]