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SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ‘Endeavor’ successfully docked with the International Space Station as planned on Sunday morning, marking another key milestone during this historic Commercial Crew demonstration mission it’s conducting with NASA. On board Crew Dragon were NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the test pilots selected to be the first ever humans to fly on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, and the first people ever to make the trip to orbit aboard a spacecraft built by a private company. ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Station, Cape Canaveral, Hurley


SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles above the China-Mongolia border. In this image taken f...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Mars, Houston, Donald Trump, Musk


Here Are the Winners of the 2020 Nebula Awards

Last night, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America held the 55th annual Nebula Awards, designed to honor the best science fiction and fantasy released any given year across prose, film, television, and, as of last year, video games. Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Gaiman, America, Max Gladstone, Nebula Awards, Amal El Mohtar, Good Omens, Sarah Pinsker, The Outer Worlds, This Is How You Lose The Time War, A Song For A New Day




Jake Paul Swears He Wasn't Looting, Just Being His Usual Shitty Self

Prominent vlogger Jake Paul (not to be confused with his equally obnoxious brother, the idiot behind the infamous “suicide forest” video) has landed in hot water again this weekend. Several widely circulated videos on Instagram and Twitter show him and his friends at an Arizona mall while looting is taking place,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Youtube, Arizona, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Youtubers, Logan Paul, Jake Paul, Looting, George Floyd, Fed Up Rising


Google Postpones Android 11 Beta Launch and Event, Saying ‘Now Is Not the Time to Celebrate’

Google announced this weekend that it was delaying its planned release of the public beta version of Android 11 and The Beta Launch Show, a live streamed event to present major Android updates and announcements. In a tweet announcing the news, Google said that “now is not the time to celebrate.” Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Android 11 Beta Launch, The Beta Launch Show


Cap Off Your Day With This Wholesome Interview With The Last Jedi's Broom Boy

Temirlan Blaev is a lucky kid. At twelve years old, he’s featured in major roles like a recent appearance on Killing Eve and, of course, the Broom Boy on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, making him perhaps the most iconic person to ever clean a stable in pop culture. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Temirlan Blaev, Broom Boy


Spanish PM seeks final extension to state of emergency – as it happened

US sends Brazil 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine, despite safety fears; pressure builds on South African president. This blog is now closed please follow our continuing live coverage belowCoronavirus live coverage 12.37am BST We are closing this blog now but you can stay up to date on all of our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at our new global blog below. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jun/01/coronavirus-live-news-brazil-passes-500000-covid-19-cases-as-india-extends-loc...
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Coronavirus live news: US sends Brazil 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine, despite safety fears

Spanish PM seeks final extension to state of emergency; Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths; pressure builds on South African presidentGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsCoronavirus latest: at a glance 11.21pm BST Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are slammed by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank has warned.The Palestinian territorie...
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SpaceX's Spacecraft Docks Successfully While U.S. And Russia Launch Cold War-Era Quips on the Ground

Some 19 hours after the launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been welcomed aboard the International Space Station following a successful docking. When asked about their journey, Hurley told NASA officials back on the ground that he “couldn’t be happier”…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Russia, America, Cold War, Nasa, International Space Station, Donald Trump, Trump, Hurley, Spacex Launch, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


Apple Pays Developer $100,000 for Finding Serious Bug in ‘Sign In With Apple’ System

Apple has paid developer Bhavuk Jain a $100,000 bounty for finding a serious bug in its “Sign in with Apple” login system that could have allowed malicious actors to take over a user’s account on specific websites and apps.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Bug Bounty, Bhavuk Jain


The United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production

Big productions like The Batman might resume filming in the United Kingdom sooner rather than later. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, United Kingdom, Little Mermaid, Warner Bros, The Batman, The Witcher, Film Production, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, TV Production


Study: Volcanoes on Mars were to blame for massive mud flows, not lava

Mud volcanoes on Mars could be the cause of distinctive features that most researchers had thought were left over from ancient lava flows. Tens of thousands of channels spread out over the Martian surface. Hundreds of kilometers long, and tens of miles wide, these ribbon canyons reach far across the ruddy landscape of Mars. Planetary science suggests these features were carved out as massive floods, comparable in size to the largest ever seen on Earth, tore across the surface of Mars long ago. A...
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Watchmen's Adrien Veidt Is a Terrifying Presence in This Clip From the Show's Blu-Ray Release

Adrien Veidt, Ozymandias himself, didn’t do it thirty-five minutes ago—it was decades ago. And he’s not quite the same man he used to be. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Alan Moore, Warner Bros, Damon Lindelof, Jeremy Irons, Blu Ray, Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Blu Ray Release, Adrien Veidt, Specual Features, Adrien Veidt Ozymandias


In a Rare Show of Solidarity, Competing Hollywood Heavyweights Join Forces in Support of Black Lives

In the outcries following the now-countless incidents of police violence upon black America, what is often most deafening is the silence—from non-black friends, influencers, politicians and, perhaps most importantly, from those who have the kind of massive platforms that actually reach into American homes and sway…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, America, Netflix, Starz, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, Netflix Strong Black Leads


Coronavirus live news: Spain's prime minister seeks final two-week extension of state of emergency

Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths; pressure builds on South African president over his handling of outbreakGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 3.09pm BST Iran said its caseload of coronavirus infections passed 150,000 on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a recent upward trend.The government has largely lifted the restr...
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It's Sunday, Time For Some More Kindle Books On Sale

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Watch live as SpaceX’s first astronaut-carrying spacecraft docks with the International Space Station

Today at around 10:30 AM EDT (7:30 AM PDT), SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will dock with the International Space Station, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board. The two have been in flight on orbit since launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday at 3:22 PM EDT, a historic launch that made SpaceX the first private space company to fly people to orbit. You can watch the livestream above to see the approach and docking maneuver, as well as the transfer proces...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Station, Hurley, Outer Space


3 mind-blowing space facts with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk about one of our favorite subjects: space. In the three-chaptered video, Tyson speaks about the search for alien life inside and outside of the Goldilocks Zone, why the term "dark matter" should really be called "dark gravity," and how the rotation of the Earth may have been the deciding factor in a football game.These fascinating space facts, as well as others shared in Tyson's books, make it easier for everyone to grasp complex ideas that are...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Sports, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Oceans, Innovation, Sun, Universe, Gravity, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Planets, Dark Matter, Extraterrestrial Life


African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees

There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the continentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice across swathes of Africa have failed to find more than a fraction of hundreds of people who have escaped from often unsanitary and uncomfortable Covid-19 quarantine centres in recent weeks.There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa, but low levels of testing means the true total is likely to be much higher. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record increase as cases jump by 33,000

Brazil cases near 500,000; Pope asks world leaders to provide Covid relief; lockdown eased for clinically vulnerable in UK. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7South African president faces increasing pressureBrazil sees record one-day increase in casesSenior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsCoronavirus latest: at a glance 8.51am BST Government ministers in Britain have been accused of creating a “false sense of sec...
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Major gaps in HIV programs in Africa

HIV management in developing countries varies with socioeconomic and structural circumstances, with two Flinders University studies finding examples of key ways to close the gap for those worst affected in developing countries.The studies, just published in PLoS ONE journal, call for reforms to nutritional programs and for better treatment of HIV affected prisoners - providing guidance for several sub-Saharan regions as well as other low and middle-income countries.
Tags: Science, Africa, Flinders University


Jeddah gets caught in the rain

Understanding how storms unleash more rain over cities in the desert could help water security in Saudi Arabia.
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Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Medical care in an adaptive healthcare system

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has issued a fourth ad-hoc-statement on the coronavirus pandemic. It is dedicated to the topic: 'Medical Care and Patient-Oriented Research in an Adaptive Healthcare System'. The paper focuses on short- and medium-term aspects of medical and care services under the conditions of a sustained pandemic and identifies long-term measures that lead to a more resilient and adaptive healthcare system.
Tags: Science, Germany, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


New study shows how ketamine combats depression

The anaesthetic drug ketamine has been shown, in low doses, to have a rapid effect on difficult-to-treat depression. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now report that they have identified a key target for the drug: specific serotonin receptors in the brain. Their findings, which are published in Translational Psychiatry, give hope of new, effective antidepressants.
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Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come.
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ASCO 2020: UK-first study shows feasibility of genetic screening for prostate cancer

Genetic screening for prostate cancer in GP surgeries could be effective at picking up otherwise undiagnosed cases of the disease, a new pilot study shows.
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Extended parenting helps young birds grow smarter

The current study analyzes social and life-history data from several thousand songbirds, including 127 corvids, the family that includes jays, crows, ravens, and magpies. Results show that corvids are unusual in having larger brains and 'extended childhoods,' where parents provide the young with a safe haven to learn and practice skills they need to survive as adults. These findings shed light on how extended parenting in humans facilitated the evolution of our extraordinarily large brains.
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