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Huge Crater Found beneath Greenland Glacier

Huge Crater Found beneath Greenland Glacier

Last autumn, scientists discovered a 30-kilometer crater hidden under the Hiawatha Glacier. Recently, an even larger depression was found close to it: its diameter is 36.5 km.
Flat asteroid Ultima Thule

Flat asteroid Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule is one of the most distant objects from the Earth that has ever been observed by humans. The first photos of the asteroid were taken this year, revealing its flat shape.
Scientists invent ‘self-healing’ material

Scientists invent ‘self-healing’ material

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California have created a material capable of healing itself after being damaged. This discovery opens new horizons for humanity.\n

Physicists make laser juggle

The discovery was made by researchers from Germany and Sweden. Using a laser beam, they suspended tiny glycerol droplets in the air and witnessed an amazing phenomenon.\n

Moon base concept revealed

The project was created by Greek students from the National Technical University of Athens in collaboration with the ESA (European Space Agency).\n

Correcting genetic mistakes with CRISPR/Cas

CRISPR/Cas is one of the most promising technologies developed in the field of genetic engineering in the past few years. Scientists have managed to transform bacterial immune systems, allowing them to make precise modifications to any organism’s genome. Some of the potential applications of this technology are treatment of hereditary diseases, creation of next-level antibiotics, and genetic modification of animals and plants.

Robots can now play Jenga

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is famous for extensive research in the emerging field of robotics. This time, they taught a robot to play Jenga.

Hubble discovers a new galaxy

The telescope's discovery happened quite by accident. This case clearly shows how little we know about the world in which we live.

A 500 year experiment

In 2014, a grandiose project was launched to determine the age limit of long-lived bacteria. It will take half a millennium.

The black hole Sagittarius A* will be photographed

Images of black holes have always been difficult to capture. But now this problem has been solved, and the first snapshot of a strange space object is waiting for us.\n

Europe gets ready to conquer the Moon

Mass media outlets haven’t paid much attention to the European Space Agency’s space programme. And it is in vain, because the ESA has been stepping up its efforts in this area.\n

Scientists Unveil the Origin of Life of Earth

There are questions that have for centuries occupied the minds of leading thinkers. The answer to one of them has finally been found.

Professor Avi Loeb talks about mysterious interstellar object Oumuamua

On October 19, 2017, scientists discovered an interstellar object passing through the Solar System. The asteroid was named Oumuamua. The unusual cigar-shaped object had an uncommon trajectory and had likely...

Insects to Help Create IA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Defense (DARPA) has announced a competition to create a model of the nervous system of a gadfly (a winged insect). The prize fund is $1...

Rainfall on Titan

Scientists thoroughly analyzed the data obtained by Cassini spacecraft and came to the conclusion that there was a rainfall on Titan (Saturn’s moon). This natural phenomenon was recorded at the north pole...
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