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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are drawn to mice infected with Zika or dengue viruses, which increase an infected rodent’s production of an odour molecule.Credit: Chine Nouvelle/SIPA/Shutterstock The viruses that cause the tropical diseases Zika and dengue fever can hijack the body odour of their hosts to their advantage, a study shows1. Both viruses alter how mice
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TotalEnergies has announced a discount on fuel prices at highway stations in France for the summer holiday season. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images French oil major TotalEnergies on Thursday announced a discount on fuel prices at nationwide highway stations for the summer holiday season, acknowledging the “great tension” in energy markets following
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TALLINN, Estonia — Chinese state-owned and commercial companies are developing capabilities to launch liquid propellant rockets from sea platforms to boost the country’s launch options. China has already demonstrated the ability to launch the Long March 11 solid rocket from sea platforms. These have been facilitated by a new spaceport near Haiyang in the eastern
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A strawberry poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Guatemala. Biodiversity is at risk as talks on a deal to protect it founder.Credit: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Some conservation scientists are warning that a global deal to protect the environment is under threat after negotiations stalled during international talks in Nairobi last week. They are calling on
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The 23rd SpaceX cargo resupply mission carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations launches to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in late August. Experiments aboard include an investigation of protecting bone health with vegetal byproducts, testing a way to monitor crew eye health, demonstrating improved dexterity of robots, exposing materials
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BALTIMORE — With commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope nearly complete, project officials and NASA leadership promise the telescope’s first images will stun scientists and the public alike. During a media event at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) here June 29, project managers and scientists said the telescope is already collecting “early release
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A pedestrian uses an umbrella to get some relief from the sun as she walks past a sign displaying the temperature on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso | Getty Images Summer’s here, and it’s a hot one.  Forecasts from the Farmers’ Almanac, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Weather Company
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BALTIMORE — NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced June 29, but is continuing to lead the agency as he isolates at home. Nelson revealed the diagnosis when he participated by phone, rather than in person as originally planned, at a media event at the Space Telescope Science Center here to
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The word cryptocurrency engenders immediate reactions. Some individuals live and die by the value of bitcoin or ethereum, while some (like my family) assume crypto miners actually dig into the earth to access currency. As a professional in the climate sector, I associate cryptocurrency with immense energy usage. But why? What are the inputs that
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Cats can catch and transmit SARS-CoV-2.Credit: Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto/Getty First there were sneezing hamsters, now sneezing cats. A team in Thailand reports the first solid evidence of a pet cat infecting a person with SARS-CoV-2 — adding felines to the list of animals that can transmit the virus to people. Researchers say the results are convincing.
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Frank Calvelli said he wants to make sure the companies understand ‘the importance of hitting their milestones’ WASHINGTON — U.S. Space Force acquisition executive Frank Calvelli this week will visit United Launch Alliance’s factory in Decatur, Alabama, and get an update on the company’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket, a vehicle that the U.S. military has
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Margherita Hack (pictured in 2012) is depicted in a statue unveiled on 13 June in Milan.Credit: Left, Nick Zonna/ipa-agency/Shutterstock; right, Massimo Sestini/Mondadori via Getty Italy’s first public statue of female scientist celebrates astronomer Astronomer Margherita Hack has become the first female scientist to be honoured with a public statue in Italy. Hack, who was born
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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to touch down on the asteroid Bennu on October 20, 2020, for its first sample collection attempt. To kick off the second season of #EZScience, NASA associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and National Air and Space Museum director Dr. Ellen Stofan discuss this exciting and innovative mission to
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In this article ABNB CEO, Co-Founder – Airbnb Brian Chesky attends The Cannes Lions 2016 on June 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images) Richard Bord | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Airbnb announced a global ban on parties on Tuesday. It follows a temporary restriction the company put in place
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WASHINGTON — The successful launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission was the culmination of two and a half years of work at Rocket Lab that, the company’s chief executive says, could enable “ridiculously low cost” planetary missions. Rocket Lab’s Electron launched NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) cubesat and
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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India’s stocks didn’t have a good start in the first half of the year, but stock brokerage Kotak Securities remains bullish on two stocks. Reliance Industries, an energy and telecommunications conglomerate, has been making a lot of small acquisitions and is “very aggressive” in converting companies into digital businesses, said Shrikant Chouhan, executive vice president
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TAMPA, Fla. — Arianespace is looking to move Ovzon’s first satellite to another Ariane 5 after Eutelsat switched to a dedicated mission to launch sooner. Arianespace had been preparing to launch the Swedish broadband service provider’s Ovzon-3 satellite with Eutelsat’s Konnect VHTS satellite. Both satellites destined for geostationary orbit (GEO) have suffered pandemic-related production delays.
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AscentXmedia / Getty Record high inflation and gas prices have many Americans hoping for financial relief. And in California, that’s exactly what approximately 23 million residents stand to get, thanks to the state’s new budget deal, which is slated to give qualifying taxpayers new direct payments. Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders
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Researchers have discovered a network of subterranean corridors and halls beneath Peru’s ancient Chavn de Huántar structure. The Fist Discovery of Secret Passageways in 3,000 Years Live Science reported on the structure of rooms and corridors, according to the experts, was utilized in religious ceremonies, potentially incorporating hallucinogenic chemicals. It was the first period these concealed
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WASHINGTON — A Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station June 28, three days after it demonstrated its ability to raise the station’s orbit. The station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm unberthed the NG-17 Cygnus spacecraft and released it at 7:07 a.m. Eastern, after which it maneuvered away from the station. The spacecraft, loaded with garbage
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As a long-time leader of environmental nonprofit organizations, Tensie Whelan has had a wide-ranging career building relationships between business and civil society. As president of the Rainforest Alliance, she grew the organization’s annual budget from $4.5 million to $50 million, and she expanded its engagement with business, recruiting 5,000 companies from dozens of countries to