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NASA to send a new space drone to Psyche

NASA to send a new space drone to Psyche

NASA has approved the design of a new space device, which will explore Psyche - a small volcanic asteroid, located in 2,841 au from the Earth.
What will our planet look like when all the ice melts?

What will our planet look like when all the ice melts?

Because of global warming, glaciers are starting to melt, which in turn leads to an increase in global sea levels. Since 1961, over 9 trillion tonnes of ice have already melted, with sea levels increasing by 1 mm each year. What results can we expect from this trend?
Another Reason for Evolutionary Change of Human Face Found

Another Reason for Evolutionary Change of Human Face Found

British scientists have found another reason that triggered the evolutionary change of ancient people’s faces making them softer and more refined.

Scientists create a unique biological material

There is a huge gap between artificial and living organisms, but the world is steadfastly moving towards its narrowing. We may even see self-replicating robots in future. Anyway, a step in this direction has already been made.

How to eat without mouth and digestive system

Every living thing has to eat, but there are creatures that have neither mouth nor digestive system. These include the paracatenula flatworms that inhabit the seabed in temperate climates. How do they get nutrition?

Scientists discover the first molecules of the universe

Many scientists believe that the first molecule in history was helium hydride. It was formed approximately 100,000 years after the Big Bang as a result of interaction between hydrogen and helium.

Mars base for children to be built in Gobi desert

The Gobi desert - located in China - will soon have its very own Mars base simulator. But instead of professional astronauts, its users will be regular children.

How Does Space Travel Affect the Human Body?

Although NASA’s Twin experiment was completed in 2016, there are still reports of new findings. The point of the experiment was to compare physical condition of twin brothers, one of whom spent 340 days in space.

What is hidden under marine debris? Google founder’s NGO makes startling discovery

Schmidt Ocean Institute is a nonprofit oceanic fund created by Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy Schmidt. Researchers from the company recently discovered numerous rainbow-colored mineral towers at the bottom of the Gulf of California. However, they were concealed under a pile of marine debris.

A foam plastic knife and other wonders of chemistry

Man made the first tools of stone and wood. Since then, our species has made huge progress and modern science enables us to make the same knife from almost anything. Even from foam plastic!

Digital Science's CEO talks about Open Research

Almost every modern science deals with large volumes of data. Digital Science is a company focused on developing instruments for the scientific ecosystem, which will simplify research processes and increase their efficiency.

Why do volcanic gases and ash move at high speed? Scientists explain

Volcano eruptions typically lead to the creation of pyroclastic flows - clouds of gas, ash and solid formations moving together at a high speed. Scientists from New Zealand have recently explained this phenomenon.

The first ever photo of a black hole has been published

The photo of the mysterious object was made possible thanks to Event Horizon Telescope — a chain of observatories all over the planet. Their combined capacity, which surpasses the sensitivity of Hubble many times over, allowed scientists to take a picture of a black hole.\n

How NASA illuminated the northern lights

The northern lights are rightfully considered to be one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. But how can we make it look even more impressive? NASA thought of one unusual solution and recorded the result on video.

Look at the board: Chinese schools are testing the attention-level monitoring system

The Chinese educational system has demonstrated more and more innovations. News has recently emerged that face recognition systems monitoring student behaviour were installed in some schools. But some educational institutions have gone even further.