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The UAE’s first interplanetary mission to Mars set for launch

Bill Gates says COVID-19 drugs should go where needed, not just ‘the highest bidder’

SpaceX delays launch of its latest batch of Starlink satellites, with two hitchhiking spacecraft

Etsy sellers are offering sheer mesh face masks that provide ‘very little protection’

How to catch a glimpse of the comet NEOWISE dazzling the skies right now

Seeing this comet is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event

NASA is updating its guidelines on how to prevent contamination of the Solar System

Right-to-repair advocates say hospitals need new rules to keep equipment working

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After the pandemic, doctors want their new robot helpers to stay

A robotic helping hand in a crisis

Doctors are better at treating COVID-19 patients now than they were in March

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Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

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House budget bill denies major increases for NASA to fund ambitious Moon program

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

There’s no quick fix for climate change

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Tracing the link between your phone and the next pandemic

Viruses can jump from animals to humans mining minerals that are used to make smartphones

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Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19

Uber launches on-demand grocery delivery in Latin America and Canada

ICE says international students must take in-person classes to remain in the US

It’s the latest action US authorities have taken to restrict immigration

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The Navajo Nation faced water shortages for generations — and then the pandemic hit

No running water is making it harder to fight COVID-19

Amazon Co-founds The Climate Pledge

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Uber acquires meal delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion

Rocket Lab’s 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

This isn’t a COVID-19 wave — it’s a tsunami

Humans left behind a record amount of e-waste in 2019

Alphabet-owned Verily suspended employee bonuses to fund diversity initiatives

NASA delays launch of its next Mars rover as time runs out for takeoff

SpaceX successfully launches an updated GPS satellite for the US Space Force

EU confirms ban on American travelers as US scrambles to contain coronavirus

Blood donors will help researchers figure out how long novel coronavirus antibodies last

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A rocket launch can’t unite us until the space world acknowledges our divisions

Spaceflight seems to exist in a bubble

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The new COVID-19 surge may be harder to contain

California makes zero-emission trucks and vans mandatory by 2045

Amazon is renaming the Seattle NHL stadium Climate Pledge Arena

New data zooms in on air pollution mapped by Google Street View cars

Roscosmos says it will send two tourists to the space station in 2023 — and one of them will spacewalk

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Satellites documented COVID-19’s impact from space

Astronomers see first light flare from two distant black holes colliding

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How to stop your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask

Keep your vision clear