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A team of US researchers has redefined the conditions that make a planet habitable by taking the star’s radiation and the planet’s rotation rate into account – a discovery that will help astronomers narrow down the search around life-sustaining planets. The research team is the first to combine 3D climate modelling with atmospheric chemistry to
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HUAILAI, China (Reuters) – China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year. More A lander for China’s Mars mission is seen after a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a test facility in Huailai, Hebei province, China November 14, 2019. Picture
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday released new three-dimensional images from the moon’s surface captured by the Chandrayaan -2. The images of a crater from the lunar surface was captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 aboard Chandrayaan-2. “Have a look of 3D view of a crater imaged by TMC-2 of #Chandrayaan2. TMC-2 provides
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Two patties of “The Beyond Burger” cook in a skillet. Getty Images More Plant-based burgers are becoming more mainstream, or at least more available (see the Impossible Whopper). The Good Food Institute says it won’t be long before meat alternatives taste better than meat (and are more nutritious). This seemingly shocking statement comes from Liz
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In late 2018, disturbing drone footage of dozens of orcas and belugas, packed into small pens in Russia’s far east, came to international attention. The outcry was swift, prompting intervention by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, after a months-long release operation, the last cetaceans have been freed from “whale jail,” as the notorious facility was
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The so-called Vietnamese mouse-deer is an odd-looking creature. The cat-sized critter has a half-silver and half-auburn coat, beady eyes, spindly legs, and a pointed face that does indeed look like a cross between a mouse and a deer—but with fangs. Yes, the mouse-deer is a bit of a weirdo, but that’s not why biologists were
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After looking at standard ECG tests, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help identify patients most likely to die of any medical cause within a year, claim researchers. To reach this conclusion, researchers from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania analysed the results of 1.77 million ECGs and other records from almost 400,000 patients. The team used this
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A state of emergency has been declared across New South Wales in Australia, prompted by extreme bushfires that are predicted reach “catastrophic” levels on Tuesday, officials said. Sixty fires are currently raging across New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia. According to the Guardian’s Ben Doherty, 40 of those fires have not yet
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The private SpaceX company on Monday launched a second set of mini-satellites as it builds a huge constellation of the small orbiting devices aimed at greatly expanding Internet access around the globe. A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, placed 60 mini-satellites in orbit, joining 60 others launched in May. The American company’s Starlink
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A LiDAR image of a swamp near Manoa, in Rondônia State, Brazil; one of Pachama’s reforestation … [+] projects in South America. LiDAR images feed into machine learning technology to help estimate carbon sequestration forests Pachama More When Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil found himself between ventures in 2017, he went to the Madre de
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