Science and society

Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 20:54
The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm’s quest to send paying customers to space
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Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 20:54
The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm’s quest to send paying customers to space

Quantum experiment suggests there really are ‘alternative facts’

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 19:02
A complex probe of the foundations of quantum mechanics suggests that the nature of reality depends on who is looking – there are no objective facts we can agree on
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Quantum experiment suggests there really are ‘alternative facts’

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 19:02
A complex probe of the foundations of quantum mechanics suggests that the nature of reality depends on who is looking – there are no objective facts we can agree on

Four stars full of burnt nuclear ash are speeding through the galaxy

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 17:16
When a star goes supernova it is usually destroyed in a powerful explosion, but four stars have survived to tell the tale and are running away fast
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Four stars full of burnt nuclear ash are speeding through the galaxy

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 17:16
When a star goes supernova it is usually destroyed in a powerful explosion, but four stars have survived to tell the tale and are running away fast

How the zebra got its stripes: The problem with 'just-so' stories

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:26
The mystery of why zebras have stripes has puzzled biologists for decades, and while we are closing in on the answer, the question isn’t settled yet
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How the zebra got its stripes: The problem with 'just-so' stories

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:26
The mystery of why zebras have stripes has puzzled biologists for decades, and while we are closing in on the answer, the question isn’t settled yet

Liberals who want a Green New Deal must include nuclear power

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:17
The congresswoman who sponsored the US Green New Deal suggested the plan won’t include any new money for nuclear power – that’s a mistake, says David Titley
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Liberals who want a Green New Deal must include nuclear power

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:17
The congresswoman who sponsored the US Green New Deal suggested the plan won’t include any new money for nuclear power – that’s a mistake, says David Titley

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 bags its first sample from the asteroid Ryugu

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 13:35
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid and collected the first of three samples, raising hopes for the space mining industry
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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 bags its first sample from the asteroid Ryugu

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 13:35
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid and collected the first of three samples, raising hopes for the space mining industry

AIs could debate whether a smart assistant should snitch on you

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-02-22 10:00
If a smart home spots cannabis in a teenager’s bedroom, should it tell their parents? Or even the police? One proposal is to let debating AIs decide
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AIs could debate whether a smart assistant should snitch on you

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 10:00
If a smart home spots cannabis in a teenager’s bedroom, should it tell their parents? Or even the police? One proposal is to let debating AIs decide

Dinosaur extinction lines up closely with timing of volcanic eruptions

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 21:00
Many people assume an asteroid triggered the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs, but geologists say massive volcanic eruptions occurred at the same time

Dinosaur extinction lines up closely with timing of volcanic eruptions

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2019-02-21 21:00
Many people assume an asteroid triggered the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs, but geologists say massive volcanic eruptions occurred at the same time
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Why Samsung’s folding smartphone might prove more than just a fad

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:46
With the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has become the first major manufacturer to launch a phone with a folding screen – it might just be useful enough to tempt consumers

Why Samsung’s folding smartphone might prove more than just a fad

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:46
With the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has become the first major manufacturer to launch a phone with a folding screen – it might just be useful enough to tempt consumers
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World’s biggest bee rediscovered after decades on ‘most wanted’ list

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 16:00
The giant black bee is the size of a human thumb, with a wingspan of 6 centimetres and fierce-looking mandibles

World’s biggest bee rediscovered after decades on ‘most wanted’ list

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2019-02-21 16:00
The giant black bee is the size of a human thumb, with a wingspan of 6 centimetres and fierce-looking mandibles
Categories: Science and society