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China brought the first moon rocks back to Earth in 45 years. They hint at mysterious volcanic eruptions.

Lunar samples from the Chang'e-5 mission at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, October 15, 2021. Jin Liwang/Xinhua/Getty Images China's Chang'e-5 mission brought rocks from the moon to Earth for the first time in 45 years. The rock samples are the remnants of ancient lava flows and date back 2 billion years. That's nearly 1 billion years later than scientists thought the moon could have had volcanic eruptions. Volcanoes on...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Volcanoes, Mars, St Louis, Mongolia, Luna, Soviet Union, Chang, University of California Davis, National Museum


US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile

Disarmament ambassador casts doubt on ability to defend against technology after reports of test The United States is “very concerned” about China’s development of hypersonic technology, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood has said, after reports that Beijing had recently launched a hypersonic missile with a nuclear capacity.“We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” Robert Wood told reporters in Geneva. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times, Robert Wood, Geneva Continue


China denies report claiming it launched hypersonic missile

Beijing says FT report was inaccurate and that exercise was merely a test of reusable technologyChina has denied a report that claimed it had recently launched a hypersonic missile, saying its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.The Financial Times reported on Saturday that Beijing had launched a nuclear-capable missile in August that circled the Earth at low orbit before narrowly missing its target. Citing multiple sources, the FT claimed the ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, World news, US news, Earth, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times


China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle

Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The Financial Times reported that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. The FT reported that US intelligence was caught off guard and surprised by China's ability. But China said on Monday that it was actually testing a space vehicle, and it happened in July. China denied a Financial Times report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this ...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, Financial Times, Reuters, Lloyd Austin, Zhao Lijian, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Reuters The Financial Times, Speed desk, Tiananmen Square Beijing Thomas Peter, Reuters US Defense


Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic

At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19One day last December, 101,000 chickens at a gigantic farm near the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia started to collapse and die. Tests by the state research centre showed that a relatively new strain of lethal avian flu known as H5N8 was circulating, and within days 900,000 birds at the Vladimirskaya plant were hurriedly slaughtered to prev...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Science, Biology, China, Russia, Environment, Society, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Farming


3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station

Astronauts Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping wave during a ceremony ahead of the launch. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the space station China is building. They will stay for six months to help the set up of the station, as China is barred from the ISS. China expects to finish its space station by the end of 2022. Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at China's new space station for a six-month mission.They arrived on Saturday morning in...
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, Trends, International Space Station, News UK, Iss, Space Station, International Space Station ISS, Shenzhou, Tiangong, China Manned Space Agency, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Chinese Space Station, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

The Shenzhou-13 vessel docked at its space station to kick off a record-setting six-month stayThree astronauts successfully docked with China’s new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing’s longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power.The three blasted off shortly after midnight on Saturday (1600 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwestern China’s Gobi desert, state-run news agency Xinhua said, with the team expec...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xinhua, Gobi, Shenzhou


China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19

A cinema in Wuhan is disinfected as the area moved to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic on July 20, 2020. Getty Images China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19. Up to 200,000 samples spanning 2019 are kept in the Wuhan Blood Center, CNN reported. Wuhan is thought to have been the location of the first COVID-19 infections in humans. China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19, C...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Who, World Health Organization, Columbia University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Jake Epstein, Getty Images China, Yanzhong Huang, Coronavirus


WHO director says we need a vaccine for 'misguided nationalism' to stop rich nations getting the lion's share of vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO. NETFLIX © 2021 In a new Netflix documentary, the director general of the WHO says "we don't have vaccines for misguided nationalism." The gap between COVID-19 vaccine availability in rich and poor countries is only growing wider. COVID-19 should be a wakeup call, he says, for us "to behave as a global community." When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, visited China in January of 2020,...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Public Health, Netflix, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Trump, Sao Paulo Brazil, Tedros, Pandemic, Paraisópolis, Hilary Brueck


Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


Covid by numbers: 10 key lessons separating fact from fiction

To make sense of coronavirus data, the Observer asked David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters of the Royal Statistical Society Covid taskforce to write a column. That column has now inspired a book. Here are some of its insightsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGenomic sequencing has identified more than 1,000 different seeds of Sars-CoV-2 introduced in early 2020. Instead of one central outbreak, reverberating outwards like an explosion, we now know there were many eru...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Microbiology, Atletico Madrid, Anfield, Madrid, Focus, David Spiegelhalter, France Italy, Anthony Masters


Sharri Markson’s book on Covid’s Wuhan lab leak theory raises more questions than it answers

Details are deficient, scientific analysis contentious and expert voices missing in Markson’s thesis about ‘what really happened’ in China, which establishes a crime scene around the Wuhan Institute of Virology With 4.55 million deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic so far, the hunt for its origins has turned into something akin to an inquest on a mass scale. Are we dealing essentially with a terrible accident, negligence or even something more sinister?The Australian journalist Sharri Markson’s con...
Tags: Science, China, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, News Corporation, Wuhan, Sharri Markson, Markson, Sky News Australia, Trump Administration, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus, Wuhan Institute of Virology With


A Brilliant Demonstration of Magnets & the Promise of Levitating Trains (1975)

For a brief time in the 1980s, it seemed like trains powered by maglev — magnetic levitation — might just solve transportation problems everywhere, maybe even replacing air travel, thereby eliminating one of the most vexing sources of carbon emissions. Maglev trains don’t use fuel; they don’t require very much power by comparison with other sources of high speed travel; they don’t produce emissions; they’re quiet, require less maintenance than other trains, and can travel at speeds of 30...
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The WHO is restarting its investigation into whether COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, report says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The WHO is amassing a new team to investigate the coronavirus origins in China, the WSJ reported. One of its first tasks is to establish whether COVID-19 leaked from a lab, the report said. A previous WHO team was unable to reach a conclusion on that theory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization is restarting its investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, T...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, US Army, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, WSJ, State, Antony Blinken, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Aurora Conducts Steamy Science in Lingerie

With a cosplay set that is certain to have men and women alike pursuing science, the lovely Aurora takes to the lab in a coat that conceals an outfit more suited to the physical sciences and biology. Perhaps it is an experiment gone awry, or she finds the art of science particularly arousing, but she […]
Tags: Science, China, International, Anime, Cosplay, Lingerie, Aurora, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, Image Gallery


Covid live: Australia’s Victoria to ease some curbs despite Delta outbreak; 1 million people still on furlough in UK

Victoria reports 779 new cases and two more deaths; UK government to wind up furlough support this weekFears for 1 million UK furloughed staff with Sunak set to end schemeNew York City’s vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisersDutch protesters march through The Hague against ‘corona pass’ 9.11am BST The Russian president Vladimir Putin has ended his short spell in self-isolation and has spe...
Tags: UK, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Delta, Siberia, Victoria, Kremlin, Tajikistan, The Hague, National Health Commission, Coronavirus


Donald Trump said that he did 'pretty much the opposite' of what Dr. Fauci advised during the COVID-19 pandemic

Former president Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, in April 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said he did "the opposite" of Dr. Anthony Fauci's advice during the pandemic. Trump said he decided against firing Fauci because he would have "taken heat" for it. Trump and Fauci have often criticized each other for their differing approaches to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former president Donald Trump said he did "pretty much t...
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Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests as Victoria set to miss first roadmap target

Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at BondiNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST The prime minister is asked about reports that Australians overseas cannot book flights home before the end of the year. Well, we have been running more commercial flights and if we need to, we will, but once we hit 80% ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, China, India, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Qantas, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


The US, UK, and Israel have all fallen far behind in the global vaccination race - the US now ranks 39th

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand in Websterville, June 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The US, UK, and Israel have fallen behind in the vaccination race, though they were among the first to roll out COVID-19 shots. A chart shows how much lower the US's vaccination rate is than the 13 countries with the highest rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been nearly nine m...
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Cracks found on the International Space Station are a 'fairly serious issue,' a former NASA astronaut says

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA/Roscosmos Former NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd gave Congress new details about cracks on the space station. About half a dozen cracks appeared in Russia's Zarya module, but they aren't a danger to astronauts. Investigating the cracks is a "fairly serious issue," Shepherd said, and there are probably more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cracks are appearing on t...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, House, Astronaut, Iss, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Reuters, Shepherd


NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

Left to right: Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, June 17, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP Images Three astronauts, or taikonauts, landed in Mongolia after three months on China's new space station. The Shenzhou-12 crew has now completed the longest spaceflight in Chinese history. China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, in a bid to finish its space station in 2...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Ap, Earth, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Mongolia, Roscosmos, Inner Mongolia, International Space Station ISS


400,000 people are infected each year with coronaviruses carried by bats, an early study suggests. Researchers say the data could help prevent future pandemics.

A team of researchers set up a net to catch bats at the Khao Chong Pran Cave on September 12, 2020 in Ratchaburi, Thailand during a mission to understand the coronavirus's origins. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Coronaviruses from bats could infect 407,422 people each year, a study said. The findings could help target areas for surveillance and stop human virus outbreaks, they said. About 478 million people live in regions where the bats are, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Myanmar, Bat, Holmes, University of Sydney, US National Institutes of Health, Pandemic, Lauren DeCicca Getty, Coronavirus


The US ranks second highest among high-income countries in terms of vaccine hesitancy, one chart shows

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near Los Angeles City Hall in California on August 14, 2021. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images About one-quarter of Americans are unwilling to get vaccinated or uncertain if they will do so. The US ranks second, behind Russia, on vaccine hesitancy out of 15 high-income countries. A chart from Morning Consult shows how different countries compare in terms of vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated Americans a...
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3 concerning variants have caught scientists' attention since Delta emerged - here's how they compare

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Three coronavirus variants - Lambda, Mu, and C.1.2 - have raised red flags among scientists lately. The variants show signs of being highly transmissible, able to circumvent vaccine protection, or both. But so far, none is more concerning than Delta, the world's dominant strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the Delta vari...
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A creepy virtual influencer looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what it says on the tin - an animation in human form, developed either to promote a company's own products or to...
Tags: UK, Science, Design, Style, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Inventions, Innovation, Retail, Chanel, Nordic


Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military

Five countries are assessing the BGI Group test amid regulatory concerns about genetic data being sent abroadHealth regulators in five countries are examining a prenatal test that collects the DNA of women and foetuses for research after it emerged the test’s manufacturer has links to China’s military.Some doctors and clinics that promoted and sold the test, marketed under the brand name Nifty, said they were unaware that Shenzhen-based BGI Group also conducts research with the Chinese military....
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Genetics, Asia Pacific, Reproduction, Shenzhen, Nifty, BGI Group


North Korea Rejects 3 Million Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccine

The government of North Korea rejected almost 3 million doses of China’s covid-19 vaccine Sinovac this week, claiming they should be sent to countries that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to U.S. state-financed broadcaster Voice of America. The authoritarian country has reported zero cases of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, North Korea, China, Medical Research, Kim Jong Un, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Voice of America, Moderna, Health Sciences, Sinovac Biotech


China’s Concept for a Martian Helicopter Seems Awfully Familiar

China’s National Space Science Center is working on an aerial drone that bears a striking resemblance to NASA’ Ingenuity helicopter, currently on Mars. It’s got four outstretched wiry legs, two rotors stacked atop each other, and a simplified fuselage. It’s China’s take on NASA’s wildly successful aerial drone.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Andrew Jones, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars



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