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Gravity signals could speedily warn of big quakes and save lives
Posted by Alexandra Witze on November 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

The trick lies in capturing the weak gravitational shifts in the ground. […]

Huge haul of rare pterosaur eggs excites palaeontologists
Posted by John Pickrell on November 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

Embryos found in some fossil eggs suggest that hatchlings struggled to fly. […]

‘Alien’ DNA makes proteins in living cells for the first time
Posted by Ewen Callaway on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs. […]

Health agency reveals scourge of fake drugs in developing world
Posted by Barbara Casassus on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

WHO data suggest around 10% of medications in poorer countries are fraudulent or substandard. […]

Rise in malaria cases sparks fears of a resurgence
Posted by Amy Maxmen on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

Progress in the fight against a curable disease that kills hundreds of thousands of children has stalled, according to the World Health Organization. […]

China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns
Posted by David Cyranoski on November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

Scientists fear plans to abandon clinical trials of centuries-old remedies will put people at risk. […]

How an underwater sensor network is tracking Argentina's lost submarine
Posted by Davide Castelvecchi on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

An expert from a nuclear-test-monitoring system explains how his team is trying to help in the search for the ARA San Juan . […]

United Kingdom relies on science to revive flagging economy
Posted by Elizabeth Gibney on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

Long-awaited industrial strategy pins hopes on commercial gains from research. […]

European Union nations vote to keep using controversial weedkiller glyphosate
Posted by Barbara Casassus on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

One agency has linked the widely used herbicide to cancer. […]

Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence
Posted by Michele Catanzaro on November 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Letter from Nobel prizewinners denounces plight of Ahmadreza Djalali. […]

Zimbabwe’s researchers hope political change will revitalize science
Posted by Sarah Wild on November 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Academics optimistic that the end of Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule could boost research and international collaboration. […]

AI-controlled brain implants for mood disorders tested in people
Posted by Sara Reardon on November 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

Researchers funded by the US military are developing appliances to record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain to treat mental illness. […]

Lightning makes new isotopes
Posted by Davide Castelvecchi on November 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

Physicists show that thunderstorms trigger nuclear reactions in the atmosphere. […]

Hungary rewards highly cited scientists with bonus grants
Posted by Alison Abbott on November 21, 2017 at 12:00 am

Some top researchers prosper in Hungary as country tries to improve its international standing in science. […]

Black academics soon to outnumber white researchers in South Africa
Posted by Sarah Wild on November 21, 2017 at 12:00 am

Legacy of apartheid means academia has remained largely white. […]


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Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race
Posted on May 17, 2019 at 11:23 pm

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

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'
Posted on May 17, 2019 at 2:18 am

A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said. […]

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in the world's biggest pork market. […]

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 3:51 am

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site. […]

SpaceX postpones satellite launch in Florida due to high winds
Posted on May 16, 2019 at 3:09 am

Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed its planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first cluster of satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site. […]

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane
Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years. […]

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024
Posted on May 14, 2019 at 4:35 am

The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a "down payment" to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024. […]

Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active
Posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:35 am

The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth - not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be - based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the moon from 1969 and 1977. […]

Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave
Posted on May 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Czech speleologists have come up with a way to explore flooded cave systems without strapping on scuba gear, wet suits, helmets and water-proof lamps: 3D mapping. […]

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for funds
Posted on May 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way to fundraise: winning money on a television game show. […]

Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness
Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:46 am

While people and other vertebrates are color blind in dim light, some deep-sea fish may possess keen color vision to thrive in the near total darkness of their extreme environment thanks to a unique genetic adaptation, scientists said on Thursday. […]

Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable
Posted on May 10, 2019 at 4:08 am

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalizing on the Trump administration's renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years. […]

Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight
Posted on May 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm

A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said on Wednesday. […]

Alphabet's GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics
Posted on May 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

GV, Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm, led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases. […]

First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction
Posted on May 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm

The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for auction in July and could fetch up to $9 million, New York auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday. […]