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Today β€” April 1st 2020Yahoo! News Science News

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.


  • April 1st 2020 at 17:31

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientistsResearchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.


  • April 1st 2020 at 17:28

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.


  • April 1st 2020 at 11:51

Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space station

Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space stationThe first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Noguchi first visited the space station in 2005 during the first space shuttle flight following the 2003 Columbia shuttle tragedy, and rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-month orbital stay on the station in 2009-2010. For his next mission, Noguchi will be teaming up with NASA's Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. — plus Shannon Walker, who was also named today as a member of the first crew to begin a regular tour of duty… Read More


  • April 1st 2020 at 08:09

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wingsRising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.


  • April 1st 2020 at 03:46
Yesterday β€” March 31st 2020Yahoo! News Science News

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall projectScientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.


  • March 31st 2020 at 16:33
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Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aid

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aidUniversity of Washington researchers are among the leaders of a newly announced clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a drug that's commonly used to counter malaria and autoimmune disease, can prevent COVID-19. The multi-site trial, managed by UW in collaboration with New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, aims to determine definitively whether taking the drug can prevent transmission in people exposed to the virus. "We currently don’t know if hydroxychloroquine works, but we will learn in as short a timeframe as possible what the outcome is,” principal investigator Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor of global health in the University of Washington… Read More


  • March 30th 2020 at 19:37

Peacock spiders show more of their colours

Peacock spiders show more of their coloursA new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.


  • March 30th 2020 at 18:00

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Machine translates brainwaves into sentencesScientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.


  • March 30th 2020 at 17:20

8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.

8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving scientists.Scientists sequenced the genomes of eight coronavirus strains circling the globe providing hints about the effectiveness of efforts to halt the virus.


  • March 29th 2020 at 16:38

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warmClimate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. Warming ocean temperatures are causing some species of whales in pursuit of food to stray more frequently into shipping lanes, scientists say. The phenomenon already has increased ship strikes involving rare North Atlantic right whales on the East Coast and giant blue whales on the West Coast, researchers say.


  • March 28th 2020 at 17:11

Relief for COVID-19 stress inside? It’s outside.

Relief for COVID-19 stress inside? It’s outside.Mecklenburg County’s “stay at home” order allows us to exercise outside, and though playgrounds and nature centers are closed, trails remain open, so long as people stay well apart.


  • March 28th 2020 at 15:17

In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat

In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threatIn a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak’s economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. But climate scientists and policy experts aren’t encouraged.   


  • March 28th 2020 at 15:00

SpaceX wins NASA moon program contract

SpaceX wins NASA moon program contractSpaceX's Dragon XL cargo ships will support NASA's Artemis moonwalkers and allow extended research.


  • March 28th 2020 at 13:34

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinctionThe incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.


  • March 28th 2020 at 08:04

SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft

SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craftNASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform as the first commercial provider to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract from NASA. The contract is similar to NASA's existing Commercial Resupply Services contracts with SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada Corp. for cargo shipments to the International Space Station. NASA's Artemis program calls for the first elements of the Gateway to… Read More


  • March 27th 2020 at 23:09

Fact check: Drugmaker Gilead Sciences claimed rights to a possible COVID-19 treatment

Fact check: Drugmaker Gilead Sciences claimed rights to a possible COVID-19 treatmentGilead Sciences received special FDA protection for the antiviral drug remdesivir. Facing criticism, it withdrew its request for "orphan status."


  • March 27th 2020 at 16:30

Neanderthals didn't just hunt mammoths. They actually knew how to fish, researchers discover.

Neanderthals didn't just hunt mammoths. They actually knew how to fish, researchers discover.A new study suggests that Neanderthals were skilled fishermen and that seafood was a key ingredient in their diets.


  • March 27th 2020 at 15:29
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