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NorthStar and Thales Alenia Space begin work on satellites to combat space collisions

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's NorthStar Earth & Space and Thales Alenia Space said on Tuesday they will begin work on a commercial satellite system to combat the threat of collisions in space. Read More

 

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COVID-19 heart changes raise death risk; virus may be lead killer of young adults during surges

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink (yet)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows. More »

 

NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday. More »

 

Wildfire smoke may help virus spread, mouthwash helps curb it

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Test and trace works better when numbers are low: UK science adviser

LONDON (Reuters) - England's test and trace scheme needs improvement and it is hard to run an effective system when there are large and increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, UK chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said on Thursday. More »

 

Japan PM's meddling in science panel a 'dangerous direction': scholars

TOKYO (Reuters) - Scholars excluded from Japan's top science advisory panel said the move was unconstitutional and a dangerous sign of how newly installed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will wield power. More »

 

COVID-19 complication rates far higher than for flu; open windows, partitions advised for classrooms

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus More »

 

NASA spacecraft grabs sample of rocks from asteroid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft touched down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid on Tuesday, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. More »

 

UK scientific advisor says coronavirus unlikely to be eradicated

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus will be around for "evermore" as it is unlikely it will be eradicated, a British scientist on the government's advisory committee for the pandemic said on Wednesday, although a vaccine would help improve the situation. More »

 

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