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Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Only beeps from medical monitoring equipment broke the silence as veterinarians harvested eggs from the last two northern white rhinos on the planet. The pressure was high because it was the first time this procedure had ever been attempted on the species. The stakes are immense, with the future of the northern white rhino on…MORE

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it’s the only planet known so far to host it — but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that are even more hospitable, offering life that is more varied than we know it. Researchers used NASA-developed software called ROCKE-3D to simulate ocean circulation…MORE

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter’s colorful appearance

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter’s colorful appearance

Jupiter’s turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what’s happening beneath those thick clouds to cause the storms and eruptions. Astronomers used six ground-based telescopes and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in January 2017 to…MORE

US Open 2019: Five top talking points

US Open 2019: Five top talking points

Has Roger Federer recovered from his Wimbledon hangover? Can Serena Williams overcome injury to clinch a record-tying 24th singles major? The US Open, the season’s fourth and final major, starts August 26 at Flushing Meadows in New York. A record prize money pot of more than $57 million is up for grabs at the 139th…MORE

New images reveal Ryugu is an oddly dust-free asteroid

New images reveal Ryugu is an oddly dust-free asteroid

A lander on the surface of Ryugu, a near-Earth asteroid, has shared new photos of the dark and rocky surface while highlighting new findings. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a lander called Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, on the asteroid’s surface in October 2018. Ryugu is a dark, spinning top-shaped asteroid…MORE

The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Here’s what that means for the environment

The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Here’s what that means for the environment

The Amazon rainforest is an ecological marvel. It’s twice the size of India, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and it’s the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. It’s home to at least 10% of the world’s biodiversity, produces 20% of the world’s oxygen and helps regulate the temperature of the whole planet. Without…MORE

Atacama Desert offers clues about life on Mars

Atacama Desert offers clues about life on Mars

In order to search for life on other planets, scientists are studying extreme environments on Earth to understand what that life might look like if they find it. Future Mars rovers like NASA’s 2020 rover and the European Space Agency’s ExoMars missions will search the red planet in the coming years for signs of past…MORE

Scientists share new details about mysterious ‘ghost particle’

Scientists share new details about mysterious ‘ghost particle’

Neutrinos, so-called “ghost particles” scattered across the universe, can be 10 million times lighter than the mass of an electron, according to a new study. Neutrinos are referred to as ghostly because they are extremely volatile, or vaporous, cosmic particles that can pass through any kind of matter without changing. They have almost no mass…MORE

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