Month: January 2021

Conservationist KM Reyes leading a biodiversity research training expedition in 2019 at Cleopatra’s … [+] Needle Critical Habitat in the Philippines. Kyle Venturillo Conservationist KM Reyes helped get a forested area one-third the size of Los Angeles legally designated as a critical habitat in the Philippines, now she’s training citizen scientists, including indigenous people, to
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DOUGLAS, U.K. — Glavkosmos, the commercial arm of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, has announced its intent to enter the space tourism market, selling a minimum of four Soyuz seats to commercial astronauts through 2023.  Roscosmos has previously sold such seats through a long-standing relationship with American company Space Adventures. In December, Glavkosmos tweeted its
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Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the latest COVID-19 news. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, or PHEIC, to raise the alarm of the imminent threat of a global coronavirus pandemic. Alongside
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WASHINGTON — NASA has issued a request for information for launch services for its Europa Clipper mission, a sign the agency is taking advantage of language in a recent appropriations bill that allows it to consider alternatives to the Space Launch System. The Jan. 26 request for information seeks data from companies that believe they
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WASHINGTON — The second operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station will now launch in mid-April, carrying astronauts from Europe, Japan and the United States. NASA said Jan. 29 that it set a launch date of April 20 for the Crew-2 mission to the station. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur
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NASA remembers the crews of Apollo 1, space shuttles Challenger and Columbia during the agency’s Day of Remembrance on Jan. 28, 2021, the 35th anniversary of the Challenger accident. NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NASA%20Remembers%20Fallen%20Heroes Producer
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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask crosses California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images In late October, when San Francisco moved into California’s least-restrictive Covid-19 “yellow tier” — indicating minimal spread of the coronavirus — Lauren Crabbe was hopeful. Crabbe, the owner
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The only change the Space Force made is in four categories of Air Force enlisted ranks called “airman.” The equivalent ranks in the Space Force will be “specialist.” WASHINGTON — It’s now official: There will be no admirals in the U.S. Space Force. The Space Force on Jan. 29 revealed its new rank structure for
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The website of U.K. stock trading app Freetrade. Freetrade LONDON — British share trading app Freetrade told clients Friday that it had disabled purchases of U.S. stocks. Freetrade blamed the halt to U.S. stock purchases on a move by its currency exchange provider and their bank to limit the platform’s trading volume. Freetrade uses U.K.
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People await coronavirus vaccines at a hospital in Glasgow, UK.Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty As evidence grows that new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can evade immunity produced by vaccines or previous infections, scientists are exploring the idea of redesigning the vaccines currently being rolled out worldwide. Researchers are still debating whether the new variants could
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