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Astrobiology Mar 14, 2023

Study finds ocean currents may affect rotation of Europa's icy crust

Research reveals a new explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior. NASA's Europa Clipper will take a closer look.

Astronomy Mar 14, 2023

Study sheds more light on the diffuse radio emission from the galaxy cluster Abell 1213

European astronomers have observed a galaxy cluster known as Abell 1213 using various spacecraft and ground-based facilities. The observations unveiled essential information about the diffuse radio emission from this source. ...

Environment Mar 13, 2023

Confirmed: Global floods, droughts worsening with warming

The intensity of extreme drought and rainfall has "sharply" increased over the past 20 years, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Water. These aren't merely tough weather events, they are leading to ...

Planetary Sciences Mar 13, 2023

A helicopter is going to Titan. Could an airplane be next?

What are the hydrocarbon seas on Titan really like? While the upcoming Dragonfly helicopter mission to Saturn's hazy and frigid moon should arrive by 2034 to explore Titan's atmosphere, the need remains for a mission that ...

Social Sciences Mar 13, 2023

Opinion: Fearmongering about people fleeing disasters is a dangerous and faulty narrative

The death toll from the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has reached over 50,000 people. Over 23 million people have been affected and millions have been displaced from their homes. In Syria alone, an estimated 5.3 ...

Quantum Physics Mar 13, 2023

'Counterportation': Quantum breakthrough paves way for world-first experimental wormhole

One of the first practical applications of the much-hyped but little-used quantum computing technology is now within reach, thanks to a unique approach that sidesteps the major problem of scaling up such prototypes.

Space Exploration Mar 13, 2023

Why understanding human evolution on Earth will be absolutely essential for any future deep-space colonies

Is human migration into space inevitable? Is it based on facts, or is it based upon a belief in human exceptionalism?

Astronomy Mar 10, 2023

How the speed demons of the universe tell us something about the Milky Way

The fastest stars in the Milky Way hurtle along at over a thousand kilometers per second. Ph.D. candidate Fraser Evans has conducted research into these elusive hypervelocity stars and discovered that they have a lot to teach ...

Space Exploration Mar 9, 2023

3D bioprinter to print human meniscus on the space station

The knee is not only one of the largest and most complex joints in the body—it is also easily injured. In fact, one of the most common orthopedic injuries is the tearing of the meniscus, a half-moon-shaped piece of cartilage ...

Space Exploration Mar 9, 2023

CHEOPS mission extended

After more than three years in orbit, the mission of the CHEOPS space telescope has just been extended. Led by the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva, CHEOPS is a joint mission of the European ...

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