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Convalescent plasma lowers COVID-19 death risk- exposure to common cold may limit disease severity

Convalescent plasma lowers COVID-19 death risk- exposure to common cold may limit disease severity

Published 05/08/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun to build satellite centre with Airbus

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun to build satellite centre with Airbus

Published 05/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun is to build a satellite assembly, integration and testing centre with Airbus in the [more…]

‘It came alive:’ Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

‘It came alive:’ Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Published 05/08/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA’s first crew to fly a privately built [more…]

‘Gnarly’ tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

‘Gnarly’ tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

Published 04/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada’s Alberta province [more…]

Virgin Galactic’s Branson to fly into space in early 2021

Virgin Galactic’s Branson to fly into space in early 2021

Published 03/08/2020

(Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson will fly into space on a Virgin Galactic rocketship early next year, the space tourism company he founded said on [more…]

NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for Sunday return

NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for Sunday return

Published 02/08/2020

(Reuters) - The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon are heading home for a Sunday splashdown [more…]

NASA launches new rover to search for signs of past Martian life

NASA launches new rover to search for signs of past Martian life

Published 31/07/2020

(This July 30 story refiles to add details on previous NASA rovers, landers) By Joey Roulette (Reuters) - NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off [more…]

Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths

Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths

Published 30/07/2020

(Reuters) - Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed [more…]

NASA set to launch robotic rover to seek signs of past Martian life

NASA set to launch robotic rover to seek signs of past Martian life

Published 30/07/2020

(Reuters) - NASA is set to launch an ambitious mission to Mars on Thursday with the liftoff of its next-generation Perseverance rover, a six-wheeled robot [more…]

Lowly flies get super names as scientists find inspiration in Marvel

Lowly flies get super names as scientists find inspiration in Marvel

Published 29/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists said on Wednesday they have given five fly species scientific names that pay tribute to the Marvel comic universe, including [more…]