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Virus 'eminently capable' of spreading through speech: study

Microdroplets generated by speech can remain suspended in the air in an enclosed space for more than ten minutes, a study published Wednesday showed, underscoring their likely role in spreading ...

A 3D-printed coronavirus model.

The sun is less active than similar stars

"This variability is caused by dark spots on the surface of the star rotating in and out of view," said astronomer Timo Reinhold of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, lead ...

The sun is less active than similar stars

A piece of the moon for sale: Just $2.5m

One of the world's largest lunar meteorites goes on private sale at Christie's on Thursday, valued at 2 million pounds ($2.49 million).

An undated picture shows a moon rock in unknown location. CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD/Handout via REUTERS

Google makes video conferencing free to all users

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday said any user will soon be able to host free video conferences on Meet, turning its previously business-only tool into a bigger rival to Zoom and others battling ...

Google makes video conferencing free to all users

NASA CubeSat to search for ice on Moon using lasers

The US space agency is planning to send a small satellite about the size of a briefcase -- also known as a CubeSat � which will use lasers for the first time to detect naturally occurring surface ...

NASA CubeSat to search for ice on Moon using lasers

Locally-made ventilator ready for clinical trial: Palak

Bangladeshi tech-giant Walton, with the technical support from the US-based medical device and solution providing company Medtronic, has produced world-class ventilators, mechanical breathing devices

Locally-made ventilator ready for clinical trial: Palak

New York maps coronavirus genome to help track future outbreaks

Scientists at New York City's health department have begun to analyze the novel coronavirus's genetic material to allow them to trace the origins of any future outbreaks in the coming months as they ...

Researches at the University of Minnesota Genomics Center set up an automated liquid handler as researchers begin a trial to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 19 March 2020.

China unveils name of first Mars exploration mission

China's space agency on Friday unveiled the name of its first Mars exploration mission, coinciding with China's annual Space Day and the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first satellite.

Mars

Antarctica was home to frogs before freezing

When paleontologist Thomas Mörs was peering into a microscope while sorting through tiny 40 million-year-old fossils unearthed on Seymour Island near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, he came ...

Paleontologists working at the site on Antarctica's Seymour Island where fossils of an Eocene frog were discovered are seen in this photo released on 24 April 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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