n July the UAE’s ‘Hope’ probe launched from a Japanese spaceport on a months-long journey from Earth to hunt for life on the Red Planet. Fewer than half of the missions to Mars by numerous countries over the decades have actually succeeded – this is the UAE’s first attempt and it’s happening during a pandemic.
Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century may have made southern China a “hotspot” for many bat species that host coronaviruses.
Cambridge University scientists say increases in temperature, sunlight and atmospheric carbon dioxide have transformed natural habitat in areas like China’s Yunnan province, potentially making it “hotspot” for many bat species that host coronaviruses.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been shutdown in Myanmar following a military coup that ousted the democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A new civil disobedience page on Facebook had gained nearly 200,000 followers and the support of Burmese celebrities in the days after the coup, while a related hashtag was used millions of times.
Fifty years after Nasa astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr made history taking swings with a six-iron across the lunar surface during the 1961 Apollo 14 mission, the real distance of his drives have now been calculated thanks to photographic digitally-enhanced technology.
And, discover how the English language spoken in London transformed from what sounds very Scandinavian and Germanic, from Viking and Saxon influences, into the language we know today.
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