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  • Scientists find evidence of cancer in dinosaur that lived 76 million yrs ago

    The Centrosaurus fibula, a lower leg bone, contained “a massive gnarly tumor larger than an apple,” said paleontologist David Evans of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

    Aug 04, 2020 13:37
  • Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson to fly into space in early 2021

    Earlier in June, Virgin Galactic had signed an agreement with NASA to develop a program to promote private missions to the International Space Station.

    Aug 04, 2020 15:00
  • Glaciers could have sculpted Mars valleys: Study

    The study in Nature Geoscience, which comes amid a flurry of new Mars missions trying to discover if the now-barren planet ever hosted life, casts doubt on a dominant theory that the planet once had a warm, wet climate with abundant liquid water that sculpted the landscape.

    Aug 03, 2020 23:06
  • IMD plans to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is not as prevalent as it is in other fields and it is relatively new in the area of weather forecasting.

    Aug 02, 2020 14:08
  • Nasa astronauts begin trip home on SpaceX Dragon with weather OK

    Behnken and Hurley launched for the station May 30 on a Falcon 9 rocket made by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

    Aug 02, 2020 09:04
  • US astronauts prepare for SpaceX-NASA return home from ISS

    The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade prepared Saturday for their return home, which is tentatively on schedule for the weekend despite the arrival of Hurricane Isaias off Florida.

    Aug 01, 2020 22:09
  • NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return, weather permitting

    US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who launched to the space station in May, are expected to board Crew Dragon around 5:30 p.m. ET.

    Aug 01, 2020 21:07
  • US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

    This will be SpaceX’s first splashdown with astronauts on board, ending a two-month test flight that began May 30 at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre — the first launch of a crew from the US in nearly a decade.

    Aug 01, 2020 06:56
  • Great white sharks being researched along California coast using drones

    From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the Shark Lab researchers have been flying drones along the coastline to count the number of sharks and people and look at the proximity of the creatures to the shore and swimmers. The coastal community of Del Mar, north of San Diego, is home to a great white shark nursery, the researchers said.

    Jul 30, 2020 20:21
  • NASA launches new Mars rover Perseverance to seek signs of past life

    Perseverance is due to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep (250 meters) crater called Jezero, a former lake from 3.5 billion years ago that scientists suspect could bear evidence of potential past microbial life on Mars.

    Jul 30, 2020 17:43
  • 2020’s final Mars mission all set for blastoff from Florida

    The US remains the only country to land successfully at Mars. If all goes well next February, Perseverance will become the ninth US spacecraft to operate on the Martian surface.

    Jul 30, 2020 08:59
  • 100 million-year-old microbes revived from depths of seafloor

    The microbes, spanning 10 major and numerous minor groups of bacteria, may be the planet’s oldest-known organisms.

    Jul 29, 2020 13:49
  • Covid-19 may have a prolonged impact on heart: Studies

    One of the studies found that among 100 people, who recently recovered from Covid-19, 78% showed some kind of cardiac involvement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and 60% had ongoing inflammation in the heart.

    Jul 29, 2020 14:17
  • Thawing permafrost reveals woolly mammoth skeleton in Russia’s Arctic lake

    Part of its skull, several ribs and foreleg bones, some with soft tissue still attached to them, were retrieved from Russia’s remote Yamal peninsula above the Arctic circle on July 23. Scientists are still searching the site for other bones.

    Jul 29, 2020 12:00
  • France to ban cafe terrace heaters; reduce carbon footprint

    Paris’ hotels and restaurants would find better ways to heat terraces, using efficient heaters, certified renewable energy and windshields to reduce heat loss.

    Jul 28, 2020 14:05