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Phys.org / SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.

6 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Clones help famous elm tree named Herbie live on, for now

A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public.

6 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three people in serious condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around ...

Tech Xplore / UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition

Britain, a global leader in offshore wind energy, plans to make the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality in the coming decades.

6 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Qatar signs $470 mn solar deal

Gas-rich Qatar signed a $470-million deal on Sunday to build its first solar energy plant, capable of meeting up to one-tenth of peak national power demand.

6 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Phys.org / Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch

Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating.

6 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains have claimed six lives in southeast Brazil, firefighters said Saturday.

6 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy's enormous black hole

Astronomers from UCLA's Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*. They published their research ...

Jan 15, 2020 in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Oceans were hottest on record in 2019

The world's oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth's climate.

Jan 14, 2020 in Earth
Phys.org / Taking the temperature of dark matter

Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Jan 15, 2020 in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo

ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Astronomy & Space
Medical Xpress / Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Medical research