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NASA sending probe to Titan Saturns moon

NASA sending Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon Titan

27 June 2019 – NASA announced on Thursday afternoon that it would be sending a robotic rotorcraft dubbed Dragonfly to Titan that will collect samples and measure soil composition in search for s...

Cosmic Microwave Background A picture of the universe

A Universe in a Picture

Blog on the iconic picture of cosmic microwave background from Planck from 380,000 years after the Big Bang & shows what the early Universe looked like.

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 ...

mary anning fossil hunter

Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.

fantastic women in science

Fantastic Women Series – Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin was an astronomer, who literally discovered what the universe is made of. She was one of the Harvard Computers.

ancient history

More Denisovans and extinct sub-Saharan ghost populations

Anthropology Blog - It seems there were three Denisovan lineages and that we may have interbred with an extinct ghost African basal population.

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.

darwin's tree of life evolution

Endless forms, most beautiful — Darwin and On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin's trip aboard the HMS Beagle helped him to understand the diversity of life on Earth & led to his theory of evolution via natural selection.

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