Lucie Aubourg
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US reports 2nd human case of bird flu tied to dairy cow outbreak
by Lucie Aubourg - May 23, 2024 - 2:06pm
A second case of bird flu has been found in a human, US health authorities announced Wednesday, less then two months after the first one as an outbreak of the disease circulates widely among dairy cows.
What is flight turbulence and why does it happen?
by Lucie Aubourg - May 22, 2024 - 9:37am
Airplane turbulence, which led to the death of a passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight on Tuesday, is a complex phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common due to climate change, according to experts.
Global coral bleaching event expanding to new countries — scientists
by Lucie Aubourg - May 17, 2024 - 9:35am
The massive coral bleaching episode signaled by US authorities last month is expanding and deepening in reefs around the globe, scientists warned Thursday.
Identity crisis: Climate destroying wonders that gave US parks their names
by Lucie Aubourg - May 15, 2024 - 4:41pm
Glacier National Park's ice fortress is crumbling. The giant trees of Sequoia National Park are ablaze. And even the tenacious cacti of Saguaro National Park are struggling to endure a decades-long drought
Second night of auroras possible amid 'extreme' solar storm
by Lucie Aubourg - May 12, 2024 - 9:20am
Auroras could light up skies across swaths of the planet for the second night in a row on Saturday, after already dazzling Earthlings from the United States to Tasmania to the Bahamas the day before.
What do scientists hope to learn from total solar eclipse in US?
by Lucie Aubourg - April 8, 2024 - 10:32am
When a rare total solar eclipse sweeps across North America on Monday, scientists will be able to gather invaluable data on everything from the Sun's atmosphere to strange animal behaviors -- and even possible effects...
Amazon launches test satellites in challenge to Musk's Starlink
by Lucie Aubourg - October 7, 2023 - 8:58am
Amazon launched two satellites on Friday as part of its plan to deliver the internet from space and compete with Elon Musk's Starlink service.
US approves new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease
by Lucie Aubourg - January 7, 2023 - 8:49am
The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a highly anticipated new drug designed to slow cognitive decline in patients in mild and early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Half of world's glaciers expected to vanish by 2100: study
by Lucie Aubourg - January 6, 2023 - 7:56am
Half of the Earth's glaciers, notably smaller ones, are destined to disappear by the end of the century because of climate change, but limiting global warming could save others, according to a new study.
NASA launches satellite for landmark study of Earth's water
by Lucie Aubourg - December 20, 2022 - 11:45am
A satellite lifted off from California on a mission to survey nearly all bodies of water on Earth, offering key insights on how they influence or are impacted by climate change.
Medical community frets over fate of Twitter
by Lucie Aubourg - November 23, 2022 - 6:30pm
For days, doctors, scientists and public health experts have been telling their Twitter followers where to find them on other platforms if Elon Musk's newly-acquired company tanks.
Liftoff! NASA successfully launches mega Moon rocket
by Lucie Aubourg - November 16, 2022 - 3:10pm
NASA launched the most powerful rocket ever built on a journey to the Moon, in a spectacular blaze of light and sound that marked the start of the space agency's new flagship program, Artemis.
NASA returning to the Moon with mega rocket launch
by Lucie Aubourg - November 16, 2022 - 8:34am
Third time's the charm?
Three, two, one: Astronomers predict SpaceX space junk will hit the Moon
by Lucie Aubourg - January 27, 2022 - 9:18am
A chunk of a SpaceX rocket that blasted off seven years ago and was abandoned in space after completing its mission will crash into the Moon in March, experts say.
Pfizer says COVID-19 pill 89% effective against severe disease
by Lucie Aubourg - November 6, 2021 - 11:33am
Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its pill to treat COVID-19 had shown it is highly effective, hailing it is as a big step toward ending the pandemic. 
In first, SpaceX to send all-civilian crew into Earth orbit
by Lucie Aubourg - September 16, 2021 - 7:59am
A Falcon 9 rocket, with a Dragon capsule at its top, will blast off from the legendary launch complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the Apollo 11 mission once took off for the Moon.
'Experience of a lifetime': Billionaire Branson achieves space dream
by Lucie Aubourg - July 12, 2021 - 9:04am
British billionaire Richard Branson flew into space Sunday aboard a Virgin Galactic vessel, a voyage he described as the "experience of a lifetime".
NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing
by Lucie Aubourg - February 23, 2021 - 7:19am
The high-definition video clip, lasting three minutes and 25 seconds, shows the deployment of a red-and-white parachute with a 70.5-foot-wide (21.5-meter-wide) canopy.
Touchdown: NASA's Perseverance rover ready to search for life on Mars
by Lucie Aubourg - February 19, 2021 - 7:05am
Over the course of several years, Perseverance will attempt to collect 30 rock and soil samples in sealed tubes, to be eventually sent back to Earth sometime in the 2030s for lab analysis.
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