31 articles from SATURDAY 7.9.2019

How hurricanes can affect weather after landfall

After a hurricane has made landfall and moved through a community, it can affect the weather in the following weeks and months, said LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professor Paul Miller based on new research he conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday.

Would tracing the history of my family’s J Lyons empire be my cup of tea?

I discovered deeds of great bravery – as well as things to be ashamed of. But learning about my ancestors’ remarkable achievements has given my own life more meaningWhen I started researching my mother’s family, I had no idea what I would find, or how the process would affect me. Would I meet interesting relatives? Would I discover unpleasant secrets? Above all, would answering the question...

The new growth in hair loss research

With increasing evidence of its impact on mental health, scientists are pushing forward with breakthroughs on baldingHas there ever been more pressure to have a full and luscious head of hair? Whether it’s dating app snaps, Instagram selfies, or even that corporate headshot on LinkedIn, maintaining a youthful appearance has become a critical feature of modern life.Writing in his autobiography,...

No-deal Brexit could hit cancer trials that save children’s lives

UK researchers fear being blocked from EU-wide testing of treatments for diseases including rare childhood cancersLeading medical researchers have warned that their efforts to find new cancer treatments are likely to suffer major setbacks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.In particular they fear that researchers based in the UK would face legal restrictions on working with other EU member...

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to land a vessel on the lunar surface, and only the third to operate a robotic rover there. The space agency said the lander's descent was normal...

India loses contact with Moon lander

India's space programme suffered a huge setback Saturday after losing contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.

Boeing suspends testing of long-haul 777X aircraft

Boeing has suspended testing on its new long-haul 777X aircraft, the company said Friday, a setback that comes as it battles to rebound from the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX. The so-called "final load" tests are part of the aircraft certification process, overseen by inspectors from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and meant to subject the plane to "loads and stresses well beyond...