How China is planning to go to Mars amid the coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus latest: WHO says Europe now epicentre of pandemic

NEWS 13 March 2020 Updates on the respiratory illness that has infected tens of thousands of…

Vaccine fears brought measles back to New York

New York’s orthodox Jewish community was targeted by anti-vaccination groups, causing a drop in vaccine-uptake rates…

Katherine Johnson (1918–2020)

OBITUARY 12 March 2020 NASA mathematician who calculated trajectories for early space flights. Margot Lee Shetterly…

This year’s US elections could be a climate-policy showdown

NEWS 12 March 2020 With Joe Biden nearly locked in as the Democratic nominee for president,…

These microbial communities have learned to live at Earth’s most extreme reaches

NEWS 12 March 2020 Researchers are uncovering the survival strategies of microorganisms found in rocks buried…

Why gigantic locust swarms are challenging governments and researchers

NEWS 12 March 2020 Scientists are championing biopesticides and better monitoring — but heavy rains, war…

Freeman Dyson (1923–2020)

OBITUARY 12 March 2020 Nuclear physicist, polymath, disarmament pioneer and government adviser. Phillip F. Schewe Phillip…

Universities are forging ties with the FBI as US cracks down on foreign influence

NEWS 12 March 2020 Public institutes are responding to allegations of interference in research by foreign…

Europe’s first Mars rover delayed by two years

NEWS 12 March 2020 European–Russian ExoMars mission was meant to launch in July to search for…