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SpaceX launches and lands prototype of its Mars rocket Starship in key short flight test – CNBC

The fifth prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket passed its most critical test yet.

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NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion – MENAFN.COM

NASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of…

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(MENAFN – AFP) NASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module.
Congress, which faces elections on November 3, will have to sign off on the financing for a project that has been set by President Donald Trump as a top priority. The $28 billion would cover the budgetary years of 2021-25.
In a phone briefing with journalists Monday o…

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Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to second lowest level on record – 9News

Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, US scientists reporte…

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Studies show that the warming of the Arctic and the melting of sea ice change weather further south, by altering the jet stream and other waves that move weather systems.It’s been connected to increased winter storminess in the Eastern United States, said climate scientist Jennifer Francis of the Woodwell Climate Research Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Oncology nurses should be routinely tested for SARS-CoV-2, warn researchers – News-Medical.Net

Researchers from the NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Clinical Laboratories have warned that until a vaccine for severe acute respira…

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Researchers from the NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Clinical Laboratories have warned that until a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) becomes available, antigen and antibody testing should be carried out among oncology nurses as part of routine patient care.
The team’s study of 434 patient-facing oncology staff who worked during the peak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVD-19) pandemic in the UK, found that the highest seropre…

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