Underground caves found on the Moon. They are close to where Neil Armstrong landed

Underground caves found on the Moon. They are close to where Neil Armstrong landed

Posted on: 17 Jul, 10:21 AM

The cave, accessible from the deepest known pit on the moon, is located in the Sea of Tranquility, just 400 kilometers from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil 55 years ago.

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Days on Earth are getting longer. It accelerated after the year 2000

Days on Earth are getting longer. It accelerated after the year 2000

Posted on: 17 Jul, 10:21 AM

This significant acceleration is linked to the movement of mass on the Earth’s surface, particularly due to the melting of polar ice and glaciers.

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James Webb Telescope shows sunrise and sunset on planet outside Solar System

James Webb Telescope shows sunrise and sunset on planet outside Solar System

Posted on: 17 Jul, 10:21 AM

WASP-39b, a hot gas giant orbiting a star 700 light-years away, was among the first targets analyzed by Webb as it began its regular science operations in 2022.

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A mysterious whale stranded on New Zealand beach is the rarest of its species

A mysterious whale stranded on New Zealand beach is the rarest of its species

Posted on: 17 Jul, 10:21 AM

Only six other spade-toothed whales have ever been pinpointed, and those found intact on New Zealand’s North Island beaches were buried before DNA testing could verify their identification.

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Video: SpaceX fires Super Heavy boosters ahead of Starship's 5th flight

Video: SpaceX fires Super Heavy boosters ahead of Starship's 5th flight

Posted on: 17 Jul, 10:21 AM

The Super Heavy booster is designed to propel the Starship spacecraft into orbit. It is a crucial component of SpaceX's ambitious plans.

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Scientists pinpoint neurons in the brain that control your decision to eat

Scientists pinpoint neurons in the brain that control your decision to eat

Posted on: 13 Jul, 06:21 AM

The study's findings may have important implications for understanding and treating eating disorders characterized by impaired control over the initiation of feeding.

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Environmental concerns over Starship launch: SpaceX calls report misleading

Environmental concerns over Starship launch: SpaceX calls report misleading

Posted on: 13 Jul, 06:21 AM

The aerospace company specifically addressed allegations regarding the decline of the threatened piping plover population in the area.

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New study adds twist to Martian story: It could have been a cold, frigid world

New study adds twist to Martian story: It could have been a cold, frigid world

Posted on: 13 Jul, 06:21 AM

Scientists have long debated whether Mars could have supported life billions of years ago. Central to this question is understanding the planet's past climate.

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20 newly launched Starlink satellites likely to crash, SpaceX races to save them

20 newly launched Starlink satellites likely to crash, SpaceX races to save them

Posted on: 13 Jul, 06:21 AM

The incident marks a rare anomaly for SpaceX's typically reliable Falcon 9 rocket, which has become the workhorse of the company's ambitious Starlink internet constellation project.

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20 Starlink satellites to crash and burn as Falcon-9 deploys them in wrong orbit

20 Starlink satellites to crash and burn as Falcon-9 deploys them in wrong orbit

Posted on: 13 Jul, 06:21 AM

This incident marks a rare anomaly for SpaceX's typically reliable Falcon 9 rocket, which has become the workhorse of the company's Starlink project.

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Crew of Nasa's simulated Mars mission in Houston emerge from craft after 1 year

Crew of Nasa's simulated Mars mission in Houston emerge from craft after 1 year

Posted on: 09 Jul, 02:21 AM

The four volunteer crew members spent more than 12 months inside NASA’s first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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SpaceX to launch Starship on 5th test flight: What Elon Musk aims to achieve

SpaceX to launch Starship on 5th test flight: What Elon Musk aims to achieve

Posted on: 09 Jul, 02:21 AM

The rapid turnaround for Flight 5 comes on the heels of Starship's successful fourth test flight on June 6, 2024.

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Why Nasa sent four people on a year-long mission to artificial Mars

Why Nasa sent four people on a year-long mission to artificial Mars

Posted on: 09 Jul, 02:21 AM

The crew, consisting of a medical officer, mission specialist, and two other trained professionals, faced numerous challenges during their mission.

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4,000-year-old ancient temple found buried in Peru with human remains

4,000-year-old ancient temple found buried in Peru with human remains

Posted on: 09 Jul, 02:21 AM

The ruins were discovered in the sandy desert district of Zana, in the South American country's Lambayeque region, a short stretch from the Pacific Ocean.

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When a bouncing spacecraft came hurtling down on Mars in July 1997

When a bouncing spacecraft came hurtling down on Mars in July 1997

Posted on: 09 Jul, 02:21 AM

Nasa's Mars Pathfinder mission revolutionised planetary exploration in 1997 with its innovative and unconventional landing technique on the Red Planet.

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Four Martians to return to Earth after a year on simulated Red Planet

Four Martians to return to Earth after a year on simulated Red Planet

Posted on: 04 Jul, 10:21 PM

They conducted "Marswalks," cultivated and harvested vegetables to supplement their shelf-stable food supplies, and maintained both their equipment and habitat.

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Isro to launch SSLV on third development flight by June end

Isro to launch SSLV on third development flight by June end

Posted on: 04 Jul, 10:21 PM

Isro has already secured a major contract for launching a satellite aboard SSLV in 2026. The 450kg Optimus spacecraft, the largest Australian-designed and built probe to date, will be launched on SSLV.

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Radar catches asteroid flying close to Earth, discovers it has a tiny moon

Radar catches asteroid flying close to Earth, discovers it has a tiny moon

Posted on: 04 Jul, 10:21 PM

The first asteroid, 2011 UL21, passed Earth on June 27, 2024, at a distance of about 6.6 million kilometers, or roughly 17 times the distance between Earth and the Moon.

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SpaceX to launch Polaris Dawn mission on July 31, conduct 1st private spacewalk

SpaceX to launch Polaris Dawn mission on July 31, conduct 1st private spacewalk

Posted on: 04 Jul, 10:21 PM

The four-person civilian crew, led by billionaire Jared Isaacman as Mission Commander, will embark on a journey lasting up to five days.

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Craters on Moon hide answers to how Earth formed

Craters on Moon hide answers to how Earth formed

Posted on: 04 Jul, 10:21 PM

One of the key findings is that the lunar impact record began during the solidification of the lunar magma ocean, with clear impact structures being preserved from about 4.46 billion years ago.

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Mayday in space: Sunita Williams ordered to shelter in Starliner as satellite breaks up

Mayday in space: Sunita Williams ordered to shelter in Starliner as satellite breaks up

Posted on: 30 Jun, 06:21 PM

The incident occurred when Nasa was informed of a satellite break-up at an altitude near the station.

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Chang'e-6 capsule opened: 1.9 kg rocks, soil from Moon's far side recovered

Chang'e-6 capsule opened: 1.9 kg rocks, soil from Moon's far side recovered

Posted on: 30 Jun, 06:21 PM

The return capsule, carrying the valuable cargo, touched down in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia before being swiftly airlifted to Beijing on June 26.

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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs wiped out another big species

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs wiped out another big species

Posted on: 30 Jun, 06:21 PM

This study points to the importance of analyzing fossil datasets at regional scales to capture a more nuanced picture of biodiversity changes across space and time.

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Video: SpaceX testing chopsticks to catch Super Heavy rocket falling from space

Video: SpaceX testing chopsticks to catch Super Heavy rocket falling from space

Posted on: 30 Jun, 06:21 PM

The ambitious plan involves catching the falling Super Heavy boosters using the launch tower's "chopstick" arms.

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Antarctic ice shelves hide a big secret that threatens our coasts

Antarctic ice shelves hide a big secret that threatens our coasts

Posted on: 30 Jun, 06:21 PM

The study found that during the peak of the Antarctic summer, a staggering 57% of all meltwater on ice shelves exists in the form of slush, while the remaining 43% is held in surface ponds and lakes.

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Revolutionary Alzheimer’s Treatments Can’t Help Patients Who Go Undiagnosed

Revolutionary Alzheimer’s Treatments Can’t Help Patients Who Go Undiagnosed

Posted on: 26 Jun, 07:20 PM

It’s a question of when, not if, highly effective treatments become available, says the CEO of Alzheimer’s Research UK. But that doesn’t solve the problem of one-third of dementia patients still going undiagnosed.

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Boring Architecture Is Starving Your Brain

Boring Architecture Is Starving Your Brain

Posted on: 26 Jun, 07:20 PM

Thomas Heatherwick believes architecture has a “nutritional value” to society—and that the public desperately deserve a better offering.

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Pooping on the Moon Is a Messy Business

Pooping on the Moon Is a Messy Business

Posted on: 26 Jun, 07:20 PM

If humans are to return to the moon, space agencies and governments need to figure out the legal, ethical, and practical dimensions of extraterrestrial waste management.

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Air So Polluted It Can Kill Isn’t Being Taken Seriously Enough

Air So Polluted It Can Kill Isn’t Being Taken Seriously Enough

Posted on: 26 Jun, 07:20 PM

Toxic air kills over half a million children every year, yet only once has air pollution been listed as a cause of death on a death certificate.

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With AI Tools, Scientists Can Crack the Code of Life

With AI Tools, Scientists Can Crack the Code of Life

Posted on: 26 Jun, 07:20 PM

Google’s AI research lab DeepMind is steadily building knowledge of how genes and their products work inside the body—and how and why they sometimes go wrong.

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China's Chang'e-6 lands on Earth with rocks, soil from Moon's far side

China's Chang'e-6 lands on Earth with rocks, soil from Moon's far side

Posted on: 26 Jun, 02:20 PM

The Chang'e-6 mission, launched from Hainan on May 3, collected approximately 2 kilograms of lunar samples from the Moon's far side.

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Space junk crashes into a Florida house. Family sues Nasa

Space junk crashes into a Florida house. Family sues Nasa

Posted on: 26 Jun, 02:20 PM

Nasa has confirmed that the debris originated from a 2.9-ton pallet of used batteries jettisoned from the International Space Station.

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India’s nuclear power capacity to increase by 70% in five years

India’s nuclear power capacity to increase by 70% in five years

Posted on: 26 Jun, 02:20 PM

The country's installed capacity is projected to rise from the current 7.48 GWe to 13.08 GWe by 2029, representing an addition of seven new reactors.

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Sunspot that caused the historic solar storm on Earth in May is back and roaring

Sunspot that caused the historic solar storm on Earth in May is back and roaring

Posted on: 26 Jun, 02:20 PM

The sunspot, which is of gargantuan size in itself, was responsible for a series of solar storm that battered Earth's magnetic field in the early week of May.

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Two SpaceX Falcon Heavy rockets execute flawless simultaneous landings

Two SpaceX Falcon Heavy rockets execute flawless simultaneous landings

Posted on: 26 Jun, 02:20 PM

Approximately two and a half minutes into the flight, the side boosters separated from the center core to return to Earth in a synchronised landing.

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Fusion Sparks an Energy Revolution

Fusion Sparks an Energy Revolution

Posted on: 22 Jun, 03:20 PM

After hitting a power-output milestone, fusion technology is ready to graduate from small-scale lab experiment to full-sized power plant.

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Instead of Mining the Deep Sea, Maybe People Should Just Fix Stuff

Instead of Mining the Deep Sea, Maybe People Should Just Fix Stuff

Posted on: 22 Jun, 03:20 PM

A new report contends that deep sea mining is not just an environmental risk, it’s also not going to help meet the world’s renewable energy needs.

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How to Take the Perfect Soccer Penalty

How to Take the Perfect Soccer Penalty

Posted on: 22 Jun, 03:20 PM

The best penalty takers will succeed at Euro 2024 by understanding the physics behind the perfect kick.

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Potatoes Are the Perfect Vegetable—but You’re Eating Them Wrong

Potatoes Are the Perfect Vegetable—but You’re Eating Them Wrong

Posted on: 22 Jun, 03:20 PM

The humble potato is a miraculous vegetable, but Americans are eating less of them than ever before, and have ditched fresh potatoes for frozen. Is it time to rebrand the spud?

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Science Is Full of Errors. Bounty Hunters Are Here to Find Them

Science Is Full of Errors. Bounty Hunters Are Here to Find Them

Posted on: 22 Jun, 03:20 PM

A new project is paying researchers to find errors in other scientists’ work. The only problem? Even error hunters make mistakes.

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A fruity delight: Why June's full moon is called Strawberry Moon

A fruity delight: Why June's full moon is called Strawberry Moon

Posted on: 22 Jun, 10:20 AM

The Strawberry Moon has taken on other seasonal monikers by various cultures over time.

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Air from Mars will come to Earth and scientists can't wait for it

Air from Mars will come to Earth and scientists can't wait for it

Posted on: 22 Jun, 10:20 AM

Perseverance rover, which has already sealed 24 samples in titanium tubes, is inadvertently providing atmospheric scientists with a unique opportunity to study the Martian air.

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Meet 'Loki': Newly discovered dinosaur named after the god of mischief

Meet 'Loki': Newly discovered dinosaur named after the god of mischief

Posted on: 22 Jun, 10:20 AM

hey have aptly named it after Loki, the norse god who boasts a two-horned crown. The dinosaur, dubbed Lokiceratops rangiformis, pushes the boundaries of our understanding of ceratopsian dinosaurs and their ecosystems.

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Why is Hawaii releasing mosquitos from helicopters? They want to save birds

Why is Hawaii releasing mosquitos from helicopters? They want to save birds

Posted on: 22 Jun, 10:20 AM

The honeycreepers, known for their vibrant colours and diverse beak shapes, have been decimated by avian malaria carried by mosquitoes introduced in the 1800s.

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Earth sees first light from dim companions hiding around eight bright stars

Earth sees first light from dim companions hiding around eight bright stars

Posted on: 22 Jun, 10:20 AM

These targets were observed using GRAVITY, an advanced near-infrared interferometer at European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile.

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Ecuador Is Literally Powerless in the Face of Drought

Ecuador Is Literally Powerless in the Face of Drought

Posted on: 18 Jun, 11:20 AM

Drought-stricken hydro dams have led to daily electricity cuts in Ecuador. As weather becomes less predictable due to climate change, experts say other countries need to take notice.

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Ukrainian Sailors Are Using Telegram to Avoid Being Tricked Into Smuggling Oil for Russia

Ukrainian Sailors Are Using Telegram to Avoid Being Tricked Into Smuggling Oil for Russia

Posted on: 18 Jun, 11:20 AM

Contract seafarers in Ukraine are turning to online whisper networks to keep themselves from being hired into Russia’s sanctions-busting shadow fleet.

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How to Avoid Getting Sick This Summer

How to Avoid Getting Sick This Summer

Posted on: 18 Jun, 11:20 AM

A microbiologist explains how to not catch summertime germs at the barbecue, in the pool, or on the trail.

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Light-Based Chips Could Help Slake AI's Ever-Growing Thirst for Energy

Light-Based Chips Could Help Slake AI's Ever-Growing Thirst for Energy

Posted on: 18 Jun, 11:20 AM

Optical neural networks, which use photons instead of electrons, have advantages over traditional systems. They also face major obstacles.

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Banks Are Finally Realizing What Climate Change Will Do to Housing

Banks Are Finally Realizing What Climate Change Will Do to Housing

Posted on: 18 Jun, 11:20 AM

Extreme weather threatens the investment value of many properties, but financing for climate mitigation efforts are only just getting going.

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Indian astronomers locate explosive star factory in Milky Way's backyard

Indian astronomers locate explosive star factory in Milky Way's backyard

Posted on: 18 Jun, 06:20 AM

A team of Indian astronomers have now identified a gamma-ray emitting collisional ring galaxy in the universe. Dubbed "Kathryn's Wheel", it is located just 30 million light-years from the Milky Way.

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How China is bringing rocks from Moon's far side to Earth: A step-by-step guide

How China is bringing rocks from Moon's far side to Earth: A step-by-step guide

Posted on: 18 Jun, 06:20 AM

The ascender module of China's Chang'e-6 probe rendezvoused and docked with the orbiter-returner combination in lunar orbit last week.

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Rotation of Earth's inner core is slowing down. It began decreasing in 2010

Rotation of Earth's inner core is slowing down. It began decreasing in 2010

Posted on: 18 Jun, 06:20 AM

This finding, published in the journal Nature, resolves a long-standing debate within the scientific community regarding the movement of our planet's innermost layer.

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Isro to conduct 3rd landing test of RLV Pushpak. All eyes on weather

Isro to conduct 3rd landing test of RLV Pushpak. All eyes on weather

Posted on: 18 Jun, 06:20 AM

Officials in the Indian space agency said that everything is ready to go including the Pushpak vehicle, and the Chinook helicopter. However, the weather could force it to next week.

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The Gray whales are shrinking. Their body has diminished by 13% in last 20 years

The Gray whales are shrinking. Their body has diminished by 13% in last 20 years

Posted on: 18 Jun, 06:20 AM

This reduction in size could have major consequences for the health and reproductive success of these whales, while also serving as an alarming indicator of potential issues within their marine food web.

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How Much Energy Would It Take to Pull Carbon Dioxide out of the Air?

How Much Energy Would It Take to Pull Carbon Dioxide out of the Air?

Posted on: 14 Jun, 07:20 AM

A physicist runs the math on direct air capture and warns: This tech won't save us from climate catastrophe.

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Each of the Past 12 Months Broke Temperature Records

Each of the Past 12 Months Broke Temperature Records

Posted on: 14 Jun, 07:20 AM

Last June was the warmest in recorded history. It kicked off an alarming streak with no end in sight.

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The End of El Niño Might Make the Weather Even More Extreme

The End of El Niño Might Make the Weather Even More Extreme

Posted on: 14 Jun, 07:20 AM

The shift from El Niño to La Niña will see temperatures drop, but when one weather system swings to the other, summers tend to be hotter than average—meaning 2024 could be even warmer and wilder than last year.

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The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined

The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined

Posted on: 14 Jun, 07:20 AM

A year after OceanGate’s sub imploded, thousands of leaked documents and interviews with ex-employees reveal how the company’s CEO cut corners, ignored warnings, and lied in his fatal quest to reach the Titanic.

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The 2024 US Open Is Designed to Thwart Golf’s Big Hitters

The 2024 US Open Is Designed to Thwart Golf’s Big Hitters

Posted on: 14 Jun, 07:20 AM

Players, aided by technology, are hitting the ball farther than ever, and courses can’t keep getting longer—meaning operators are having to find smarter ways to keep the sport challenging.

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How a short trip to space affects the human body

How a short trip to space affects the human body

Posted on: 14 Jun, 02:20 AM

Research on four space tourists is included in a series of studies on the health effects of space travel, down to the molecular level.

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Mursan and Hilsa: Two new craters on Mars named after towns in UP, Bihar

Mursan and Hilsa: Two new craters on Mars named after towns in UP, Bihar

Posted on: 14 Jun, 02:20 AM

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming these craters after the former PRL director and two small Indian towns.

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Leaked emergency audio from Space Station creates panic. Nasa reveals what happened

Leaked emergency audio from Space Station creates panic. Nasa reveals what happened

Posted on: 14 Jun, 02:20 AM

They audio discussed preparing the commander for hyperbaric treatment and oxygen therapy after "severe DCS hits," with DCS standing for decompression sickness.

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When did Earth get its water? We finally have an answer

When did Earth get its water? We finally have an answer

Posted on: 14 Jun, 02:20 AM

Researchers analysed ancient crystals from the Jack Hills in Western Australia’s Mid-West region. They examined the age and oxygen isotopes in tiny crystals of the mineral zircon.

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Issues with astronaut's spacesuit forces Nasa to cancel 6.5-hour-long spacewalk

Issues with astronaut's spacesuit forces Nasa to cancel 6.5-hour-long spacewalk

Posted on: 14 Jun, 02:20 AM

The two astronauts had begun suiting up and were scheduled to exit the Quest airlock at around to spend over 6 hours working in the vacuum of space.

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The World’s Largest Fungus Collection May Unlock the Mysteries of Carbon Capture

The World’s Largest Fungus Collection May Unlock the Mysteries of Carbon Capture

Posted on: 10 Jun, 03:20 AM

Research is uncovering the key role that fungi play in getting soils to absorb carbon, and how humanity’s actions aboveground are wreaking havoc in the mysterious fungal world below.

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Starship’s Successful Test Moves SpaceX One Step Closer to Mars

Starship’s Successful Test Moves SpaceX One Step Closer to Mars

Posted on: 10 Jun, 03:20 AM

The vehicle mostly survived launch and reentry—key stepping stones toward operational flights of the largest rocket in history.

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The Case for MDMA’s Approval Is Riddled With Problems

The Case for MDMA’s Approval Is Riddled With Problems

Posted on: 10 Jun, 03:20 AM

The FDA is considering approving MDMA alongside psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD. But evidence of the drug’s effectiveness isn’t clear cut.

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With So Much Bird Flu Around, Are Eggs, Chicken, and Milk Still Safe to Consume?

With So Much Bird Flu Around, Are Eggs, Chicken, and Milk Still Safe to Consume?

Posted on: 10 Jun, 03:20 AM

A food microbiologist explains why you shouldn't worry about consuming poultry or dairy—so long as you take the right precautions.

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The Science of Having a Great Conversation

The Science of Having a Great Conversation

Posted on: 10 Jun, 03:20 AM

Forming meaningful bonds with others can improve your health, make you mentally sharper, and fuel creativity. Making friends can feel daunting, but research shows there are many ways to build better connections.

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Milky Way galaxy had a big collision with another galaxy very recently

Milky Way galaxy had a big collision with another galaxy very recently

Posted on: 09 Jun, 10:20 PM

The findings have been deduced from the ripples that are created by each collision that causes wrinkle through different families of stars, affecting how they move and behave in space.

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Star to explode in the night sky. It can be seen with naked eyes

Star to explode in the night sky. It can be seen with naked eyes

Posted on: 09 Jun, 10:20 PM

The star in question, T Coronae Borealis (T CrB), is a binary system located 3,000 light-years from Earth. It consists of a white dwarf orbiting an ancient red giant.

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Slow motion video shows what it takes to launch 5,000-ton Starship

Slow motion video shows what it takes to launch 5,000-ton Starship

Posted on: 09 Jun, 10:20 PM

The fourth test flight, which took place on June 6, 2024 from SpaceX’s Starbase launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, marked a significant milestone for the aerospace company.

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Why Sunita Williams's third mission to space is the most important

Why Sunita Williams's third mission to space is the most important

Posted on: 09 Jun, 10:20 PM

Sunita Williams is on her third historic flight to space. She became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft on its maiden test flight to space adding more hours to her already spent 322 days in space.

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Mangalyaan-2: Why India needs to go to Mars

Mangalyaan-2: Why India needs to go to Mars

Posted on: 09 Jun, 10:20 PM

Despite a success rate of less than 50% in over 50 missions sent by various space agencies from Earth, Mars remains a hot spot for engineers, scientists and astronomers.

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US Offshore Wind Farms Are Being Strangled With Red Tape

US Offshore Wind Farms Are Being Strangled With Red Tape

Posted on: 05 Jun, 11:20 PM

This year has seen wind farm costs rise and many projects canceled as developers struggle with opaque regulations and determined opposition—but the industry is far from dead.

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How Many Charging Stations Would We Need to Totally Replace Gas Stations?

How Many Charging Stations Would We Need to Totally Replace Gas Stations?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 11:20 PM

The United States could fully transition to electric vehicles in about 20 years. When that happens, we’re going to need a lot of chargers.

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The Earth Is About to Feast on Dead Cicadas

The Earth Is About to Feast on Dead Cicadas

Posted on: 05 Jun, 11:20 PM

Two cicada broods, XIX and XIII, are emerging in sync for the first time in 221 years. They’re bringing the banquet of a lifetime for birds, trees, and humans alike.

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The Hunt for Ultralight Dark Matter

The Hunt for Ultralight Dark Matter

Posted on: 05 Jun, 11:20 PM

Perhaps dark matter is made of an entirely different kind of particle than the ones physicists have been searching for. New experiments are springing up to look for these ultra-lightweight phantoms.

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Woman Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant Has It Removed

Woman Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant Has It Removed

Posted on: 05 Jun, 11:20 PM

Surgeons at NYU took out the pig kidney because it wasn’t getting enough blood flow.

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Covid-19 virus can remain in sperm for 110 days after infection

Covid-19 virus can remain in sperm for 110 days after infection

Posted on: 05 Jun, 06:20 PM

Individuals planning to have children should observe a "quarantine" period after recovering from Covid-19.

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Nasa Starliner launch LIVE: Astronaut Sunita Williams preps for 3rd space flight

Nasa Starliner launch LIVE: Astronaut Sunita Williams preps for 3rd space flight

Posted on: 05 Jun, 06:20 PM

If successful, the 58-year-old Williams will become the first woman to fly on the maiden crewed mission of a new orbital spacecraft.

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Starliner Launch LIVE Updates: Astronauts Williams, Willmore arrive on the launch pad

Starliner Launch LIVE Updates: Astronauts Williams, Willmore arrive on the launch pad

Posted on: 05 Jun, 06:20 PM

After years of setbacks and over $1.5 billion in cost overruns, Nasa is set to launch Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on its first crewed test flight today, carrying astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Sunita "Suni" Williams to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Isro chief inaugurates new HAL facility to boost rocket manufacturing

Isro chief inaugurates new HAL facility to boost rocket manufacturing

Posted on: 05 Jun, 06:20 PM

The newly established facilities will significantly enhance ISRO's ability to meet its growing production needs, particularly for the Launch Vehicle Mark-3.

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59-year-old Russian cosmonaut becomes first to spend 1,000 days in space

59-year-old Russian cosmonaut becomes first to spend 1,000 days in space

Posted on: 05 Jun, 06:20 PM

Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008.

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In Defense of Parasitic Worms

In Defense of Parasitic Worms

Posted on: 01 Jun, 07:19 PM

Nature can’t run without parasites, and climate change is driving some to extinction. What happens when they start to disappear?

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Don’t Believe the Biggest Myth About Heat Pumps

Don’t Believe the Biggest Myth About Heat Pumps

Posted on: 01 Jun, 07:19 PM

Not only do heat pumps work fine in cold weather, they’re still more efficient than gas furnaces in such conditions.

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Gene-Edited Salad Greens Are Coming to US Stores This Fall

Gene-Edited Salad Greens Are Coming to US Stores This Fall

Posted on: 01 Jun, 07:19 PM

Biotech giant Bayer plans to distribute mustard greens that have been genetically altered to make them less bitter to grocery stores across the country.

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Who Wants to Have Children in a Warming World?

Who Wants to Have Children in a Warming World?

Posted on: 01 Jun, 07:19 PM

Jade Sasser’s new book focuses on the racial dimensions of eco-anxiety. Among her findings: Women of color are likelier to say climate change will make them have fewer children than they want.

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Zombie Fire Season Is Here in the Arctic

Zombie Fire Season Is Here in the Arctic

Posted on: 01 Jun, 07:19 PM

Every year, peatlands in the Arctic suddenly ignite. Smoldering subterranean fires from the previous summer were thought to be to blame, but now modeling suggests a worrying new cause.

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Urbanisation led to 60% increase in warming Indian cities: Study

Urbanisation led to 60% increase in warming Indian cities: Study

Posted on: 01 Jun, 02:19 PM

A study by IIT Bhubaneswar published in the journal Nature Cities, analysed temperature data from several decades and correlated it with urban expansion metrics.

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Sunita Williams to launch into space on third mission: All you need to know

Sunita Williams to launch into space on third mission: All you need to know

Posted on: 01 Jun, 02:19 PM

The CFT mission marks a significant milestone for Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, which will carry Nasa astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the ISS for a planned stay of up to two weeks.

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Sunita Williams to launch aboard Starliner on 3rd mission to space today

Sunita Williams to launch aboard Starliner on 3rd mission to space today

Posted on: 01 Jun, 02:19 PM

The launch readiness review, held earlier at Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, confirmed that all systems, facilities, and teams supporting the test flight are ready for liftoff.

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Hubble telescope is shut as engineers rush to find latest fault

Hubble telescope is shut as engineers rush to find latest fault

Posted on: 01 Jun, 02:19 PM

The telescope's instruments remain stable, and its overall health is good. The gyros, which measure the telescope's turn rates, are crucial for determining the direction the telescope is pointed.

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Sunita Williams to launch into space: How to watch Starliner test mission live

Sunita Williams to launch into space: How to watch Starliner test mission live

Posted on: 01 Jun, 02:19 PM

The launch is expected to take place at 9:55 pm IST, with the Starliner spacecraft set to lift-off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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Boeing’s Starliner Is Almost Ready to Launch a NASA Crew Into Space

Boeing’s Starliner Is Almost Ready to Launch a NASA Crew Into Space

Posted on: 28 May, 03:19 PM

Seven years behind schedule, this month Starliner will send two astronauts to space on a mission for NASA. The troubled company still has lots of catching up to do.

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A Warp Drive Breakthrough Inches a Tiny Bit Closer to 'Star Trek'

A Warp Drive Breakthrough Inches a Tiny Bit Closer to 'Star Trek'

Posted on: 28 May, 03:19 PM

Physicists have figured out how a warp drive could work—even if it's more useful for our understanding of gravity than interstellar travel.

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Does String Theory Actually Describe the World? AI May Be Able to Tell

Does String Theory Actually Describe the World? AI May Be Able to Tell

Posted on: 28 May, 03:19 PM

Using machine learning, string theorists are finally showing how microscopic configurations of extra dimensions translate into sets of elementary particles—though not yet those of our universe.

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The Auroras Should Be Spectacular This Summer, Thanks to Solar Maximum

The Auroras Should Be Spectacular This Summer, Thanks to Solar Maximum

Posted on: 28 May, 03:19 PM

Increasing solar activity over the next year could bring more opportunities to see fantastic displays of the northern lights.

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WTF Is With the Pink Pineapples at the Grocery Store?!

WTF Is With the Pink Pineapples at the Grocery Store?!

Posted on: 28 May, 03:19 PM

Using DNA from tangerines and tobacco, food scientists have made a familiar fruit tastier—and more Instagrammable—than ever. We looked into pink pineapples so you don’t have to.

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