19 February 2021
After a seven-month journey, the Perseverance rover will attempt to land on the Red Planet tomorrow morning (AEDT). And even though NASA has done this before, it won't be easy. Here's what's involved.
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18 Feb: Former sports star and government minister Seiko Hashimoto will take over planning the Tokyo Olympics after her boss was forced to resign for claiming that female board members talk too much.... more
18 Feb: Western Australia is set to receive its first 5,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine by Sunday night with quarantine and international border workers among the first to be eligible for the shot.... more
18 Feb: A tussle between the Indian government and Twitter is fuelling a surge in users on India's new social media platform, Koo. It's raising questions over censorship and freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy.... more
18 Feb: It's not quite Jurassic Park, but scientists have successfully extracted and reconstructed million-year-old DNA from mammoth teeth — and solved a couple of mysteries about the creatures' evolutionary history along the way.... more