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US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data

The US government is considering whether to charge for access to two widely used sources of remote-sensing imagery: the Landsat satellites operated by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and an

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Why a sweaty workout dampens appetite

Exercise suppresses eating by heating up a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, according to a study in mice. Although it has long been clear that exercise can reduce

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The science photos worth seeing

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, then writing about photography seems a tough ask indeed. Luckily, not everyone sees it that way — and certainly not when

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Convert your weaknesses into assets

“I’m afraid I won’t renew your contract. I am giving you as much advance notice as I can so that you can find something else.” Hearing these words from my

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Suspected chemical attack, opioid-crisis cash and nuclear-fusion facility

Suspected chemical attack in Syria An international team has begun an investigation into a suspected chemical-weapons attack on civilians in Douma (pictured), a besieged town in Syria. It is reported that

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We Have Developed An Antibody That Can Kill 99% Of All HIV Strains

Scientists have created a man-made antibody that has been found to attack 99% of all HIV strains. The tests were carried out on primates, but the drug’s manufacturer Sanofi has confirmed

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The US And Russia Sign Agreement To Build A New Space Station Around The Moon

has signed an agreement with the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos to partner in building a brand-new space station around the Moon. There are no design plans or budgets as yet, however

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A Parkinson’s Drug Could Be Used To Stop Cancer Too

‘It would be truly something amazing.’ A drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be repurposed as cancer medication after trials demonstrated that it has significant anti-cancer effects. Carbidopa, a drug prescribed to

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SpaceX Mars: 5 Things We’ve Learnt From Elon Musk’s Presentation

Elon Musk is going to Mars. It’s not so much an opinion as what now appears to be a statement of fact. The entrepreneur was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress

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‘Revolutionary’ New Technology Could Turn Your Cup Of Tea Into A TV Remote

Researchers at Lancaster University have developed a “revolutionary” new technology that could turn just about any object into a TV remote. Simply waving your cup of tea in front of the