Nasa preparing to attempt first controlled flight on another world
39 articles from SATURDAY 10.4.2021
Much-anticipated orca exhibit opening at Royal B.C. Museum
The Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the red planet in February, is expected to take to the skies on WednesdayNasa is gearing itself up to attempt the first controlled flight on another planet next week, with the tiny Ingenuity helicopter set to take flight on Mars.The helicopter is expected to take to the skies next week with Wednesday being the earliest time scheduled. Continue...
Edmonton researcher looks into autism spectrum disorder through a First Nations lens
Opening April 16, Orcas: Our Shared Future, will take you into the lives of the orca populations of British Columbia, with a specific focus on the southern...
Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?
Grant Bruno has two children on the autism spectrum. Based on his own experience, he decided to look into studying the lives of Cree families of kids with autism in Maskwacis,...
‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problem
There have been many reports but little action: UK university science departments need to do more to fix their serious diversity problem‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problemThe Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody’s special property: “It is the property of the imagination.” Much the same could...
New research reveals secret to Jupiter's curious aurora activity
Three senior academics in medicine, chemistry and physics share their experiences and thoughts on how to improve underrepresentationWhy are there still so few black scientists in the UK?Dr Yolanda Ohene, 29, is a biophysicist at the University of Manchester. After an undergraduate degree in physics at Imperial College London she went on to research at masters level and co-founded Minorities in...
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Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components
Jupiter's polar cap is threaded in part with closed magnetic field lines rather than entirely with open magnetic field lines, new research finds.
Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death
Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK’s jab supply.Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax –...
These birds are known to 'walk underwater' and are perfectly fine with icy cold streams
The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was...
A bug’s life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain’s wildlife on the record
You may have heard of birds swimming underwater — but how about walking?
In Houston, a race to vaccinate its student population
Amateur nature recorders are providing vital data on beetles, soldierflies and a host of lesser-known insectsAshleigh Whiffin’s day job as assistant curator of entomology is to look after National Museums Scotland’s vast collection of preserved insects. But her passion for the creatures doesn’t end when she goes home; in her spare time she spends hours recording and verifying sightings of a...
St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives
On the campus of Houston University, students meet in small groups, sit alone at computers and attend virtual meetings.
Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term
Cots, tents, and respirator masks poured into the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as officials expected to start distributing them on Saturday, a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders.
4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days
Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination to student health officials before they can enroll for the fall semester, the school's president said Friday.
Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach
Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died.
NASA space copter ready for first Mars flight
Two dead whales have washed up on the same stretch of Bangladesh coastline in two days, officials said Saturday, raising suggestions that they were killed by sea pollution.
The helicopter that NASA has placed on Mars could make its first flight over the Red Planet within two days after a successful initial test of its rotors, the US space agency said Friday.