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Driverless Cars Are Taking Longer Than We Expected. Here’s Why.

NYT Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:43
Automatic braking and lane-departure warnings are on the road, but a lot of work remains before self-driving cars become a reality.

Neil Armstrong - the man behind the legend

BBC Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:30
The public knew little about this enigmatic man, but now we are gaining a glimpse of the real Neil Armstrong.

Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage

BBC Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:33
"Europe's GPS" goes offline as it grapples with a technical glitch in its ground infrastructure.

Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem

BBC Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 14:19
India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch: When and How to Watch

NYT Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 09:35
One of the largest countries on Earth hopes to become the fourth to land successfully on the moon’s surface.

India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

NYT Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 08:29
India will launch an unmanned rover into space on Monday. If successful, India will join a select group of nations capable of reaching the moon.

Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast

BBC Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 07:44
The huge barrel jellyfish, as big as a human, was seen off the coast of Cornwall.

India’s Going to the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

NYT Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 02:00
India will launch an unmanned rover into space on Monday. If successful, India will join a select group of nations capable of reaching the moon.

Messages on the Moon From a World Turned Upside Down

NYT Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 02:00
Our journey to the moon took us a long way from Earth, but it was always tangled up with power politics here on the ground.

Could this robot help save coral reefs?

BBC Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 16:55
The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.

Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

BBC Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 16:15
All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?

Vantage

NYT Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 14:35
A poem by Natasha Trethewey, reflecting on the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

NYT Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:18
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.

Spektr-RG: Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

BBC Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 05:45
One of the most important Russian space science missions in the post-Soviet era lifts off from Baikonur.

Two Magical Places That Sent Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back

NYT Science - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 03:01
They’ve nearly vanished, but hubs in Southern California and on Long Island played key roles in the lunar race.

Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing

BBC Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 16:09
Fifty years on, here are four things that made the Apollo Moon programme one of humankind's greatest technological achievements.

E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:29
The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:52
In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them.

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:26
A brain-invading parasite has made nearly 100 people sick in Hawaii in the last decade. How worried should health officials be?

A Burning Lava Lake Concealed by a Volcano’s Glacial Ice

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:24
Persistent pools of lava are quite rare on Earth, and it took years of satellite images to find this one.

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