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Christian Sonnendecker in his lab at the University of Leipzig, where he and other researchers have found a new enzyme that can "eat" PET plastic

Plastic packaging might be biodegradable after all

June 1, 2022 9:28:59 am

The PHL7 enzyme disintegrated an entire piece of plastic in less than a day.

James Webb Space Telescope will closely observe two extremely hot ‘super-Earths’

June 1, 2022 9:20:46 am

The James Webb Space Telescope will observe two giant Earth-like planets as part of its initial observations: 55 Cancri e and LHS 3844 b,

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Tau Herculids meteor shower: Where to watch the ‘potentially historic’ celestial event

June 1, 2022 9:07:10 am

How to watch the potential tau Herculids meteor storm online: Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 was first discovered in 1930 and orbits the sun once over every five years, coming within 9.2 million km of the sun each time.

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This is the space station China is building to challenge the US

May 31, 2022 3:08:47 pm

China released new details about the final stages of work on Tiangong space station.

Hubble space telescope captures two star-forming spiral galaxies

May 31, 2022 3:09:34 pm

Hubble captured two spiral galaxies that are hotbeds of star formation.

NASA video shows Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on a daring record-breaking flight

June 1, 2022 9:44:18 am

The NASA video shows the Ingenuity Mars helicopter completing its record-breaking 25th flight where it covered a distance of 704 metres at a speed of 5.5 metres per second,


5 stargazing apps for spotting constellations in the night sky

May 30, 2022 12:51:35 pm

Here are some of the best stargazing apps used by stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts alike.

Quarter of world’s internet users’ infrastructure susceptible to attacks

May 31, 2022 1:05:10 pm

The study found that a large number of internet users live in regions where attackers could just target one or a few companies can cripple the entire nation's internet access.

Celestial events in 2022: A look at upcoming solar, lunar eclipses and meteor showers

May 30, 2022 9:57:36 am

Here are some of the celestial events you can witness in 2022, including a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, and multiple meteor showers.

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Digging Deep: Genetics gives a closer look into origins of the world’s first farmers

May 27, 2022 11:21:45 am

Who were the world's first farmers? A study published in Cell this week, led by a team of geneticists from Switzerland and Germany, tries to answer that question by tapping into ancient genomes

Moon’s ancient volcanoes could have created thick sheets of ice on its surface

May 26, 2022 4:26:01 pm

More than 2 to 4 billion years ago, tens of thousands of volcanoes could have erupted across the lunar surface, generating huge rivers and lakes of lava.

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‘Quantum Internet’ inches closer with advance in data teleportation

May 31, 2022 1:05:43 pm

A team of physicists has taken a significant step toward this computer network of the future, using a technique called quantum teleportation to send data across three physical locations.

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures galactic ‘dancing duo’

May 27, 2022 5:43:36 pm

NASA Hubble Space Telescope discovered the duo between 50 and 60 million light-years away from us, towards the constellation Leo.

‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid, twice Burj Khalifa’s size, to fly past Earth on May 27

May 26, 2022 12:58:19 pm

On making its closest approach to Earth on May 27, 1989 JA will be 40,24,182 kilometres away, the closest it gets to the planet for the next 172 years.

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Boeing Starliner capsule returns to Earth, capping key uncrewed test mission

May 26, 2022 1:31:38 pm

Boeing Co's Starliner astronaut capsule returned from the International Space Station and landed in New Mexico on Wednesday, capping a high-stakes test flight as NASA's next vehicle for carrying humans to orbit.

NASA’s InSight Mars lander takes one last selfie

May 25, 2022 4:30:42 pm

NASA's InSight team expects the lander to become inoperative by December; concluding a mission that has detected more than 1,300 marsquakes and located the most quake-prone regions of the Red Planet.

NASA announces early plan to send astronauts to Mars

May 25, 2022 6:01:05 pm

NASA is calling on industry, academia, international communities and other stakeholders to provide input on its early plan for a mission to Mars.

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OFT-2: Boeing’s Starliner to return to Earth on May 26, details on how to watch live

May 24, 2022 7:09:12 pm

You can watch NASA's live coverage of OFT-2's Boeing Starliner Spacecraft returning to earth after a successful deployment to the International Space Station.

With U.S. help, Japan wants to go from player to power in space

May 23, 2022 4:31:37 pm

Tokyo has said it hopes to put one of its astronauts on the lunar surface - the first non-American - in the latter half of the 2020s as part of NASA's Artemis programme to return humans to the moon.

Hubble reveals a ‘curious couple’ and river of star formation

May 22, 2022 6:40:57 pm

The Hubble Space Telescope captured two interesting phenomena that tell us a lot about the cosmos.

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NASA plans Artemis I Moon Rocket SLS’s wet dress rehearsal in June

May 22, 2022 12:56:26 pm

NASA says the Space Launch System (SLS), designed for the Artemis Moon Missions, will be the most powerful rocket ever built when completed and tested.

Scientists create graphyne, the next generation wonder material

May 23, 2022 10:46:18 am

This research fills a long-standing gap in carbon material science and opens up brand new possibilities for electronics, optics and semiconductor research.

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Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks at International Space Station during second attempt

May 22, 2022 10:24:55 am

Before any astronauts could actually go aboard Starliner, NASA wanted Boeing to demonstrate that its spaceship is able to successfully dock with the International Space Station

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NASA: Hubble Telescope data hints ‘something weird’ going on in universe

May 30, 2022 9:45:18 am

NASA: Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the universe is expanding faster than what interstellar models had predicted.

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Boeing Starliner: 5 facts you need to know about the spacecraft

May 20, 2022 1:57:54 pm

Here are five interesting facts about the Boeing Starliner, which is currently en-route the International Space Station.