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Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger

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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Quantum experiment suggests there really are ‘alternative facts’

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

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

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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Liberals who want a Green New Deal must include nuclear power

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

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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AIs could debate whether a smart assistant should snitch on you

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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Dinosaur extinction lines up closely with timing of volcanic eruptions

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

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

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
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Google says it can't fix a security flaw affecting all computer chips

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:11
A critical security flaw called Spectre affecting nearly every computer is here to stay. According to Google there isn’t any software that can fix it
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First private mission to the moon is launched on SpaceX rocket

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:57
The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar lander
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First private mission to the moon is about to launch on SpaceX rocket

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:57
The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar lander
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Ban gas boilers for new UK homes by 2025, says climate report

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:06
A report by the Committee on Climate Change, which advises the UK government, has said that the UK must tackle energy inefficient homes to meet climate targets
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Squid teeth could help make bioplastics and self-repairing clothes

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:00
A protein found in the suckered arms of squid could help make biodegradable plastics and clothes that repair themselves
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18 up-and-running projects that could save us from climate change

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:30
Slashing greenhouse-gas emissions doesn’t have to be hard, and can even be an economic win – as these big low-carbon success stories from around the world show
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Neptune’s smallest moon keeps getting smashed up and resurrected again

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
A tiny moon of Neptune called Hippocamp, first spotted in 2013, has probably been smashed up and reassembled around nine times in the last 4 billion years
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The race to see the start of time in the first light of the universe

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
A lone observatory at the South Pole has a rare chance to glimpse a secret written in the sky. Spot it, and we will know how time and space were born
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The Wandering Earth review: Epic Chinese sci-fi film heralds a new era

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
The Wandering Earth, an adaptation of Cixin Liu's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, is coming to Netflix. Our review? Despite a few science bloopers, it's cinematic gold
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Footballers really are working harder and getting injured more often

Wed, 2019-02-20 19:05
Football players cover 30 per cent more ground during a match than they used to and they get injured more often too
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