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Mammoth skeletons dug up at Mexico City airport construction site
Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital’s new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging to the ice age’s most famous mammal.
Exclusive: GSK says science does not link pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to sleep disorder
British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday that its previous flu pandemic vaccine, which used some of the same ingredients as COVID-19 vaccines currently under development, was not linked to a rise in cases of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.
Weather postpones SpaceX’s first astronaut launch from Florida
Stormy weather thwarted a landmark moment for private rocket company SpaceX and NASA on Wednesday, forcing launch directors in Florida to postpone what would have been the first flight of U.S. astronauts into orbit from American soil in nine years.
In lean times, fierce dinosaur Allosaurus resorted to cannibalism
The dreaded dinosaur Allosaurus was the scourge of the Jurassic Period landscape some 150 million years ago, an apex predator just as Tyrannosaurus rex was 80 million years later during the Cretaceous Period.
Collision of galaxies may have spurred our solar system’s formation
A violent event on a colossal scale – the crash of two galaxies – may have paved the way for our solar system’s birth.
Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX raises $346 million ahead of debut astronaut mission
Elon Musk’s SpaceX said on Tuesday that it raised $346.2 million in a new round of funding, a day before it launches two American astronauts to the International Space Station.
Coronavirus vaccine safe in early trial, hydroxychloroquine may increase death risk
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Children with COVID-19 may have lower infectivity than adults, UK scientists say
Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests they may also have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists advising the British government have said.