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11 articles from SUNDAY 8.9.2019
Dead Sea Scrolls: How to make a book last for millennia
Chris Kraft obituary | Bristol view | Codeword puzzle | Agincourt | StarbucksIn your obituary of Chris Kraft, former director of Nasa’s flight operations and the Johnson Space Center (Journal, 3 September 2019), you state he oversaw the missions to the first space station, Skylab. The title of “first space station” properly goes to Salyut 1, launched by the Soviet Union in 1971. Skylab was...
- 19/9/8 18:46
Deep magnet stimulation shown to improve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder
Researchers have determined the unique composition of a surface layer on the Temple Scroll, one of the best-preserved of the more than 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, to uncover the ancient production technology.
- 19/9/8 18:44
India Locates Missing Moon Lander Module on Lunar Surface
Researchers have found that focusing powerful non-invasive magnet stimulation on a specific brain area can improve the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This opens the way to treat the large minority of sufferers who do not respond to conventional treatment.
France says 1,500 died in summer's heat wave
(NEW DELHI) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation’s space agency said.
The Press Trust of India news agency cited Indian Space and Research Organization chairman K. Sivan as saying cameras...
India locates lander lost on final approach to moon
France's health minister says 1,500 people died in this summer's heat wave in France—but a campaign of public awareness saved many lives.
Powerful typhoon Faxai pummels Tokyo region
The lander module from India's moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation's space agency said.
Catherine McKenna: Canada environment minister given extra security
Typhoon Faxai, upgraded to a "very strong" storm with potentially record winds and rain, battered the Tokyo region late Sunday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands and transport disruption.
Why industry is going green on the quiet
Canada's Catherine McKenna says she has been the target of increasing abuse and threats.
In case you missed it
‘Secret sustainability’ is on the rise, with companies loath to talk about their ecological credentials. Why?There’s a factory in Asia that uses only a single litre of water to make a pair of jeans. That’s 346 litres less than Levi-Strauss estimated it took to make a pair of its jeans in 2015. Wouldn’t you love to buy your jeans from this amazingly innovative factory? Me too, but I...
How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing
If you were one of the millions watching BBC Parliament this week, here are some stories you may have missed.
Evidence suggests there may now be more of a future in enjoying whales in the wild than eating them.