Science News Roundup: NASA’s astrobiology rover Perseverance makes historic Mars landing; Planet Earth its quietest in decades as lockdowns reduce seismic noise and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. ‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars … Read more

Science News Roundup: NASA rover Perseverance on track for daredevil landing on Mars; Planet Earth its quietest in decades as lockdowns reduce seismic noise and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. NASA rover Perseverance on track for daredevil landing on Mars NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced robotic astrobiology lab ever flown to another world, neared the end of … Read more

Maternal mental health needs attention during COVID-19 lockdowns

Mothers are at increased risk of mental health problems as they struggle to balance the demands of childcare and remote working in COVID-19 lockdowns, according to new research from an international team of researchers. The findings, published in the journal … Read more

COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily raised global temperatures

The lockdowns and reduced societal activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic affected emissions of pollutants in ways that slightly warmed the planet for several months last year, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). … Read more