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a new mission by ESA to a intercept a comet

Another comet, another mission by the European Space Agency

In 2014, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched Rosetta to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and we all held our breaths as its lander Philae made its way to the comet. Philae did not last long...

tube anemone has the largest mitochondrial genome in the animal kingdom

Tube Anemone has the Largest Animal Mitochondrial Genome

Tube Anemone has the Largest Animal Mitochondrial Genome The tube anemone, Isarachnanthus nocturnus, is only 15 cm long but it has the largest mitochondrial genome sequenced to date – including ...

new picture discovered at the bottom of a box

A new picture of the Apollo 11 crew found at the bottom of a box

Command module pilot Michael Collins has found a new picture of the crew at the bottom of a box. It shows Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The timing is perfect since July 2019 is the ...

man made island in scotland

Mysterious human-made islands in Scotland

Artificial, human made islets known as crannogs, can be found all across Scotland. Traditionally, they were dated to no earlier than the Iron Age (800 BC), however latest research of several Outer Heb...

UK government pledges to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

UK Government Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Today, June 12, 2019, the UK Government has reaffirmed its commitment to cut down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to almost zero by 2050, making it the first major nation to aim for this goal. Cutting ...

Highest air pollution in Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan in 2018

AirVisual and Greenpeace have jointly published the World Air Quality Report for 2018, ranking over 3000 cities based on their pollution levels.

climate change

Increasing methane emissions are undermining the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals

Even as we strive to contain global temperatures at 1.5 decrees Celsius, an increase in methane emissions is undermining this objective.

environment conservation

Good news in biodiversity – Feb 2019

Things are looking up for a giant bee and a tortoise.