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Nasa astronauts set for all-women spacewalk

Image copyright NASA Image caption The astronauts getting suited up for the spacewalk Two Nasa astronauts are about to make the first all-female spacewalk. After suiting up, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will exit the International Space Station’s Quest airlock to replace a failed power control unit. The astronauts will have to venture to one […]

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Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Jennifer Jackson: “Satellites get us to whales in those places that are hard to reach” Scientists developing techniques to count great whales from space say the largest ever recorded mass stranding event was probably underestimated. The carcasses of 343 sei whales were spotted on remote beaches […]

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Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee

Image copyright Getty Images The prime minister is to chair a new cabinet committee on climate change to drive action to cut emissions across the government. It follows long-standing criticism that some departments – especially transport – have failed to play their part in combating global heating. This sort of top-level co-ordination is what green […]

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Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Image copyright NASA/Joel Kowsky Image caption Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine presented the new xEMU suit The US space agency has unveiled the prototype for a new spacesuit that could be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon. Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine shared a close-up look at the next-generation suits for the agency’s Artemis programme. […]

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Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce

Image copyright Getty Images The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research. They show Britain’s annual share of EU research funding has fallen by nearly a third since 2015. The analysis by the Royal Society suggests scientists are choosing not to work in Britain, with a 35% drop in […]