Science News Roundup: GeoVax vaccine targeting virus in two places shows promise; the virus can become resistant to antibodies; Galapagos tortoises belong to new species – national park and more


Here is a summary of current scientific news.

The GeoVax vaccine targeting the virus in two places shows promise; the virus can become resistant to antibodies

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Two vaccine targets on the virus may be better than one

Galapagos tortoises belong to a new species – the national park

Scientists have found that a type of giant tortoise found on one of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is not the species previously thought to be, the Galapagos National Park has said. A study has concluded that the giant tortoises living on San Cristobal Island, previously identified as Chelonoidis chathamensis, genetically match a different species, the park said in a statement late Thursday.

California startup Astrolab unveils a space rover, more than just a ‘moon buggy’

A Los Angeles-area startup founded by a veteran spaceflight robotics engineer on Thursday unveiled its working full-scale prototype for a next-generation lunar rover that’s just as fast as NASA’s old “moon buggy.” but is designed to do much more. The company, Venturi Astrolab Inc, has released photos and video showing its Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) vehicle rolling over the rugged California desert near Death Valley National Park during a five-day field test. days in December.

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