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China drone king turns to farming.

China drone-maker DJI is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photos to fend off growing competition in the global remote-controlled aircraft market.

- PhysOrg - NL

Apologies: Your Best Guide on the Internet.

The Reconciliation of Paris and Helen after his Defeat by Menelaus Richard Westall Self-help book and works of popular psychology often instruct us in the art of apologising. Their advice is reflected, in turn, in much online discussion. Most commonly, we're advised to give elaborate, self-abasing apologies: apologies that ...

- The Conversation - UK

How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar.

Technology giant Elon Musk is worth billions and his worth is increasing as Tesla stock soars.

- Yahoo! News - US

Why "SciStarter is excellent for citizen science.".

Well thank you for the kind words, Pietro Michelucci . Pietro is one of 15 project and platform partners we've been working with to test and deploy a suite of new citizen science tools. For the past two years, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, the SciStarter team has been hard at work building tools, ...

- Discover - US

South Africa's Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma isn't blinking despite suffering another resounding loss in the Constitutional Court. Reuters/Mike HutchingsLike the proverbial cat with nine lives, South Africa's scandal-ridden president, Jacob Zuma, may well have escaped yet again with his political life. This despite another ...

- The Conversation - UK

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit.

SOFIA - Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

Almanac: Jacques Cousteau.

On June 25, 1997, the great ocean explorer and environmental advocate died at the age of 87

- CBS NEWS - US

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well.

BOISE, Idaho — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.

- Yahoo! News - US

Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign.

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. "Less talk, more action," urged former French prime minister Francais Laurent Fabius, who also presided over the 2015 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Le Bourget Day 4.

Roundup of Day 4 at the Paris Air and Space Show, 22 June

- ESA - FR

Le Bourget Day 3.

Roundup of Day 3 at the Paris Air and Space Show, 21 June

- ESA - FR

David Petraeus on US policy under Donald Trump, the generational war against Islamist terrorism, and dealing with China

David Petraeus was interviewed at a Liberal Party dinner in Sydney on Friday. Dan Himbrechts/AAPRetired United States general David Petraeus was a commander of international forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later he headed the CIA, before resigning amid a scandal involving his affair with his biographer. At a Liberal Party ...

- The Conversation - UK

The Lives of Weird 500-Million-Year-Old Creatures Revealed

With no identifiable body parts, it's hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach models how the ocean's water would interact with their unique shapes – hinting at their lifestyle.

- Livescience.com - US

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other's Selfies in Space

It's official: SpaceX's rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug in the final frontier.

- Space.com - US

How Kenya could move away from the politics of ethnicity

Former President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga sign a power-sharing agreement in February 2008. Antony Njuguna/ReutersIn 1992 Kenya held its first multi-party election in 26 years. Since this re-introduction of multipartism, the politics of tribe' has been blamed for the country's political tribulations. ...

- The Conversation - UK

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

- PhysOrg - NL

From the archive: Jacques Cousteau

French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was a trailblazer in exploring the oceans and bringing the wonders of the sea to audiences around the world through his documentaries and books. In this story originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on June 26, 1994, correspondent Terence Smith talks with Cousteau about his tireless ...

- CBS NEWS - US

'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. The five-year, $4.6 million project -- the brainchild of researchers at New York University, working in concert with city residents and city hall -- is using machine learning technology and sensors to build a sound library. The idea is to record the full panoply of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Blocking out the sun to reduce global warming - an idea still in the making

Solar radiation management involves spraying tiny reflective particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect away some of the energy from the sun ShutterstockSolar radiation management is a controversial and theoretical proposal for addressing some of the risks of climate change. The Conversation Africa's Energy and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird

The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report. "In contrast to classic hypotheses, we discovered that flight may influence egg shape. Birds that are good fliers tend to lay asymmetric or elliptical eggs," said ...

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Despite Brexit, the EU still holds valuable lessons for African integration

Unlike the European Parliament, the Pan African Parliament does not have supranational law-making powers REUTERS/Juda NgwenyaDuring the independence struggle, leaders like Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah argued that Africa could only rid itself of the scourges of slavery, colonialism, imperialism and racism as a single united entity. ...

- The Conversation - UK

South Africans don't know much about science. Why this is a problem

Most South Africans don't visit places where they can learn about science such as zoos and museums. Reuters/Siphiwe SibekoFrom the microchips in smart phones to the largest jumbo jets, science and technology influences the way people interact with the world around them. It brings them closer to friends and family, enhances ...

- The Conversation - UK

Look Up! NASA Launch Will Create Colorful Clouds

NASA is hoping to execute a nighttime rocket launch that's designed to create artificial glowing clouds. These could be visible to millions of people along the U.S. East Coast tonight .

- Space.com - US

Colorful Clouds on Jupiter by Juno

During Juno's seventh of 37 expected orbits, JunoCam captured this fantastical image showing many details of Jupiter's atmosphere.

- Space.com - US

Live at Le Bourget

Live coverage from the public days at the Paris Air and Space Show

- ESA - FR

How and why does light affect sleep?

Testing in Caltech labs revealed a light-sensitive neural protein key in maintaining the proper balance between wakefulness and sleep.

- UPI - US

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

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Le Bourget Roundup

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Paris Air and Space Show

- ESA - FR

Congressman Proposes A Military 'Space Corps'

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama about a bipartisan bill that would create a new part of the military for space operations, called Space Corps.

- NPR - US

2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An Amateur

These are some of the most visually striking things related to space.

- Yahoo! News - US

Do Giraffes Get Struck by Lightning More Than Other Animals?

They can reach 19 feet tall, meaning giraffes tower over the savannah they live in. So do they get struck by lightning more than other, shorter animals?

- Livescience.com - US

It had us at 'Hello': The iPhone turns 10

David Pogue looks back at the introduction of the personal device that changed the world

- CBS NEWS - US

Open, free access to health evidence: a new precedent for Africa

Clinicians can do their jobs better when they have quick, open access to scientifically rigorous research. Penn State/Flickr, CC BY-NCWhen the World Health Organisation develops guidelines on the use of health care interventions, it turns to the Cochrane Library. This is a collection of databases containing high quality ...

- The Conversation - UK

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology

DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don't spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself. If a pesky western corn rootworm comes munching, the plant's self-made DvSnf7 dsRNA disrupts a critical rootworm gene and kills the pest.  

- Yahoo! News - US

SpaceX to Launch 10 Communications Satellites Today: Watch Live

SpaceX is poised to launched 10 communications satellites into low-Earth orbit today , and you can watch it live here on Space.com.

- Space.com - US

Superpowers in Space

'Being in space is like having superpowers', Thomas Pesquet at the Paris Air and Space Show

- ESA - FR

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

- PhysOrg - NL

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over ...

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