Archive for February 20th, 2017:

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Media captionThe SpaceX rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Private rocket firm SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket carrying a cargo ship for the International Space Station following the postponement of take-off on Saturday because of technical problems. Witnesses said the rocket was only briefly visible before making its way into

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Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

Media captionMarkus Rex: “A new and fascinating insight into the climate system” It is being billed as the biggest single Arctic research expedition ever planned. Germany is going to sail its 120m-long research vessel, the Polarstern, into the sea-ice at the top of the world and just let it get stuck so it can drift

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AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

Image copyright AAAS Image caption Holt, a research physicist, represented Central New Jersey in Congress The head of the world’s largest scientific membership organisation has given his backing for a planned protest by researchers in Washington DC. Rush Holt, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said that people were “standing up

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