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NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

The VIPER robot will drive for miles (km) on the dusty lunar surface to get a closer look at underground pockets of ice.

26 Oct 2019 1:52 PM

Here's how plants can remain green throughout the year

It mimics abscisic acid, or ABA, the natural hormone produced by plants in response to drought stress.

26 Oct 2019 11:53 AM

Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

With dinosaurs no longer eating them, mammals made quick evolutionary strides.

25 Oct 2019 10:26 AM

Researchers close to developing short-term earthquake forecast system

This data can help experts develop short-term earthquake forecast methods.

25 Oct 2019 9:26 AM

China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021

The Smart Dragon-2, weighing about 60 tonnes and with a total length of 21 meters, will be capable of sending 500 kg payloads into orbit

22 Oct 2019 9:20 AM

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There might be Earth-like planets in the universe

They are Earth-like and Mars-like in terms of their oxidized iron.

22 Oct 2019 8:41 AM

US astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA.

19 Oct 2019 9:44 AM

Answer to renewable energy lies in the art of croissant making

By pressing and folding a polymer film capacitor they were able to store 30 times more energy.

19 Oct 2019 9:14 AM

People admire superheroes for these reasons

People best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least liked villains they rated as most immoral.

14 Oct 2019 8:04 AM

Home designs speak about one's personality

Being in a certain location dramatically constrains or facilitates certain emotional experience.

14 Oct 2019 7:35 AM

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NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

If all goes well, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit by first quarter of 2020

12 Oct 2019 2:52 PM

Light brighter than the sun to virtually decipher ancient scrolls

The items were examined at the Diamond Light Source facility in Oxfordshire, home to Britain’s synchrotron.

03 Oct 2019 7:42 AM

Sleep varies by age, geographical location, gender

The shortest sleep was observed in Asian countries.

30 Sep 2019 7:41 PM

Washing clothes in machines releases microfibres that ultimately reach oceans

800,000 more fibres were released in a delicate wash than a standard cycle.

30 Sep 2019 7:37 PM

Elon Musk unveils new Mars rocket prototype, expects missions in months

Starship is the top half of Musk’s colossal interplanetary rocket system that stands 387 feet tall.

30 Sep 2019 7:45 AM

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A black hole rips apart an unfortunate star

The star, roughly the same size as our sun, was eventually sucked into oblivion in a rare cosmic occurrence.

30 Sep 2019 7:38 AM

Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago

Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age.

20 Sep 2019 9:04 AM

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Little is known about the Denisovans, who were ancient relatives of the more familiar Neanderthals and our own species.

20 Sep 2019 8:58 AM

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive US base

Visitors descended early in the day on the tiny desert town of Rachel, a short distance from the military site.

20 Sep 2019 8:51 AM

Old theories of 19th century scientist aid new light wave discovery

Equations by James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of lightwave.

09 Sep 2019 10:30 AM

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