Science

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Terrawatch: midge fossils offer insight into past climates
A study of fossilised insects suggests a correlation between their body size and the temperature

Kate Ravilious

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket falling to Earth could partially survive re-entry
Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hub

Alison Rourke

04, May, 2021 @2:55 AM

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Did you solve it? A tray of Portuguese delights
The solutions to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

03, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Starwatch: shooting stars from the tail of Halley’s comet
The Eta Aquarids may not be the most spectacular meteors of the year but they are fun to see

Stuart Clark

03, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Can you solve it? A tray of Portuguese delights
Custard tarts for the brain

Alex Bellos

02, May, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Will Virgin Galactic ever lift off?
It’s taken 17 years, with many setbacks and some deaths, and still Richard Branson’s space mission is yet to launch

Nicholas Schmidle

02, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nicholas Britton obituary
Other lives: Mathematical biologist whose academic research covered a wide range of subjects, from malaria to birdsong dialects

Suzanne Skevington

30, Apr, 2021 @11:24 AM

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SpaceX is bound for the moon, but 2024 goal is now a long shot
Nasa’s sole choice of Elon Musk’s company for mission has been blamed on budget constraints

Stuart Clark

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Selfie-takers are on another planet | Brief letters
Brief letters: Garry Trudeau | Meeting the PM | Nasa photographs | Arlene Foster | Blackbird song

Letters

29, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Michael Collins obituary
Astronaut and pilot of the command module Columbia during 1969’s Apollo 11 mission

Nigel Fountain

29, Apr, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies aged 90
Collins, known as the ‘forgotten astronaut’, kept command module flying while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon

Guardian staff and agencies

28, Apr, 2021 @8:03 PM

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‘Big-brained’ mammals may just have small bodies, study suggests
Examination of 1,400 living and extinct species finds evolutionary selection may not be reason for larger brains

Natalie Grover

28, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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