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Paleontologists discover ancient arthropod

Paleontologists discover ancient arthropod

The creature was named Millennium Falcon, after the famous spaceship featured in the Star Wars sage. The reason behind the name is the similarity between the ship and the shape of the animal’s carapace.
Scientists Map the Milky Way

Scientists Map the Milky Way

New data on the shape of our galaxy have been obtained. Contrary to popular belief that the Milky Way has the shape of a flat disk, it turned out that the galaxy is warped, like the letter S.
TESS discovers potentially habitable exoplanet

TESS discovers potentially habitable exoplanet

The planet spotted through a telescope bears a striking resemblance to the Earth and is located just 31 light years (approximately 310 trillion km) away from us. By space standards, that’s really close.

Black and white or color: new viral optical illusion baffles the Internet

Digital artist and developer Oyvind Kolas has created a visual illusion that makes you see colors in a black and white image. This was achieved using color assimilation.

Japanese scientists will splice human DNA and rat embryos

The researchers have already received official clearance for their experiment. Their goal is to start growing tissue or even entire organs that can be transplanted into patients.

Launch Date of the World’s First Thermonuclear Reactor Announced

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built in France is a joint project involving scientists from the EU, USA, Russia, India, South Korea and Japan. The construction of the facility launched twelve years ago will be completed only in 2025.

Las Vegas Invaded by Grasshoppers

Last week billions of insects descended upon the city. The swarms are so large that they are seen even from space. 

Russian Scientists to Feed People with Locusts

Researchers from the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) proposed adding a new ingredient to sausages: chitin extracted from locusts.

NASA loads nuclear fuel into the MARS-2020 rover

The mission will begin before the end of this month. The launch vehicle will take off from the Cape Canaveral site in Florida. The Mars rover will come to the Red Planet in February 2021.

Is there life on Mars?

In search of extraterrestrial life, scientists have found thousands of distant planets with conditions similar to Earth’s.  However, could life have arisen on our closest neighbour: Mars?

Researchers discover ancient sunken forest

The unusual discovery was made in the Baltic Sea near the Lithuanian village of Juodkrante, which is home to 900 people. The research was conducted by scientists from Poland and Lithuania.

Scientists Reveal Impact of Cigarette Butts on the Environment

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (UK) have identified the damage caused to the environment by such type of waste as cigarette butts.

15th century ship discovered in Baltic Sea

The discovery was made by an underwater robot that had been surveying the seafloor for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will connect Russia and Germany.

The great big nothing: scientists create map of Local Void

The Universe resembles a web: most of it is empty, while matter is collected into small clusters, with large abysses separating them. 

ESA starts to develop "energy bricks"

If the undertaking is a success, the European Space Agency will get construction material capable to store solar energy.