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Yesterday β€” July 11th 2020Science&Space

Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades

Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decadesAstrophotographers around the world have captured incredible photos of the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.


  • July 11th 2020 at 18:16

This MIT robot combats COVID-19 and may soon be in your grocery store

This MIT robot combats COVID-19 and may soon be in your grocery storeThis robot can kill roughly 90% of COVID-19 on surfaces in a 4,000 square foot space in 30 minutes.


  • July 11th 2020 at 17:17

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decisionThe forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt on Tuesday announced his agency will not conduct the environmental impact statement needed to move forward with the idea.


  • July 11th 2020 at 17:02

Filling middle seats on airplanes doubles the risk of catching COVID-19, according to an MIT study

Filling middle seats on airplanes doubles the risk of catching COVID-19, according to an MIT studyFilling the middle seat on airplanes doubles the risk of someone catching COVID-19 from an infected passenger, an MIT study found.


  • July 11th 2020 at 15:09

What's a Sunburn, and How Do You Avoid It?

What's a Sunburn, and How Do You Avoid It?They may seem like a small inconvenience, but they have the potential to be downright deadly.


  • July 11th 2020 at 15:00

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

The quest to find signs of ancient life on MarsMars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? Now three space exploration projects are gearing up to launch some of the most ambitious bids yet to find an answer. The new Mars probes from the United States, United Arab Emirates and China will launch this summer.


  • July 11th 2020 at 07:40

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and World News

Louisiana’s governor ordered bars to close and said almost all residents must wear a mask. Disney World reopened, despite a surge in Florida. Thousands of Israelis protested the government’s handling of the economy.

Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open

By David Waldstein

Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approvalA New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.


  • July 11th 2020 at 01:18

UK-Bharti bid for OneWeb gets green light from US court

Decision bolsters Britain’s ambitions to be at forefront of space technology

  • July 10th 2020 at 23:22
Before yesterdayScience&Space

Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

By Anya Kamenetz
Illustration depicting adults and school-children wearing masks.

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

  • July 10th 2020 at 22:08

Coronavirus Pandemic Halts Climate Data Collection

By Rebecca Hersher

The pandemic has hindered climate data collection from ships and buoys in the oceans. The U.N. warns it could negatively affect climate models' accuracy unless scientists find new ways to gather data.

  • July 10th 2020 at 21:45

A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

By The New York Times

A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?

Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

By Christina Caron

More than six months into the pandemic there’s still a lot we don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.

Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers Say

By Bryan Pietsch

The number of wild animals killed by vehicle traffic was down as much as 45 percent in Maine and 21 percent in California, according to a U.C. Davis report.

A plasma shot could prevent coronavirus. But feds and makers won't act, scientists say

A plasma shot could prevent coronavirus. But feds and makers won't act, scientists sayScientists have devised a way to use the plasma of COVID-19 survivors for an upper arm injection that could inoculate people against the virus.


  • July 10th 2020 at 15:00
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