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Martian plants offer urine fertiliser

Martian plants offer urine fertiliser

Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) harvested from human urine, has helped to grow beans in soil that mimics alien soil.
Scientists discover the giant shell of a prehistoric tortoise

Scientists discover the giant shell of a prehistoric tortoise

It's estimated that the reptile weighed more than 1,200 kg and was more than 3 metres long. The fossil was found in South America.
Keep your brain sharp with these physical exercises

Keep your brain sharp with these physical exercises

Australian scientists have conducted a research, during which they learned that aerobics has a positive effect on brain neuroplasticity.

What does the largest firework in history look like?

The largest firework in history was recently launched in Steamboat Springs (Colorado, USA). Weighing in at 1270 kg, this firework beat last year’s record by 182 kg. 

Mars 2020 will be equipped with rock evaporating laser

This year, we will witness another NASA mission. Part of this mission will include the dispatch of the Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet, and this time the vehicle will be equipped with an unusual laser to explore the rock formations on the planet. 

What board games did the Vikings like to play?

Scientists have discovered a figurine that was used in board games more than 1200 years ago.

Plans to restore forests by cloning trees proposed in Russia 

The saplings have already been tested in the Voronezh region. Next in line are regions that have suffered from forest fires. 

‘Dunes’ - a new kind of northern lights

A group of Finnish astronomers has discovered a new kind of northern lights. The phenomenon was called ‘dunes’ due to its resemblance to sand dunes. 

NASA scientist shows simulation of Earth with no water

What would happen if all the oceans on the planet dried up? The answer to this question can be found in a new video from planetologist James O’Donoghue. 

Scientists discover white dwarf star proving theory of relativity 

According to the theory of relativity, any object has an influence on space-time. Scientists have discovered a star that serves as an example that proves this hypothesis.

American polar explorers inspect the glacier of the ‘day of final judgment’ 

They used a specially constructed submarine robot called Icefin. 

Scientists take ultra-high-resolution photos of the Sun 

The luminary looks almost exactly like caramel popcorn up close. 

Americans learn to turn trash into graphene

Graphene is a unique and highly demanded material that is difficult to produce in large quantities. Creating an inexpensive technology for its production can be called a real breakthrough.

Vitrified brain: scientists find the remains of Vesuvius victims

The volcano’s fatal eruption that occurred in 79 AD destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

New Photos of Martian Ice Cap Released

The photos were taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express interplanetary station.