Science

The latest in science news, from the depths of space to the quantum realm.

Camera captures the world as animals see it, with up to 99% accuracy

January 25, 2024
It’s easy to forget that most animals don’t see the world the way humans do. In fact, many perceive colors that are invisible to us. But now, for the first time, scientists have found a way to capture footage as seen by animals, and it's mesmerizing.

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Space

  • Kidneys in space: Why a trip to Mars could end in dialysis

    June 13, 2024
    A lengthy trip to Mars, which exposes astronauts to a combination of cosmic radiation and weightlessness, could result in permanent kidney damage, according to a new study. It's the largest analysis to date on how spaceflight affects kidney health.
  • Interstellar winter: Did galactic clouds cause an ice age on Earth?

    June 13, 2024
    Earth’s seasons change as we orbit the Sun – but can the climate also be affected by the solar system’s changing position in the Milky Way? A new study suggests an ice age about two million years ago may have been triggered by an interstellar winter.
  • Video: "Impossible" frost found on Martian mountains

    June 10, 2024
    Sometimes the impossible turns out to be not so impossible. From satellite data, scientists have discovered frost forming on top of the tallest volcanic mountains in the solar system on Mars. The snag is that it shouldn't be there at all.
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Biology

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Environment

  • 'Forgotten' greenhouse gas levels surge 40% since 1980

    June 12, 2024
    The fertilizer used on around half of the food we consume is now one of the biggest drivers of human-made greenhouse gas emissions, with China, India, the US, Brazil and Russia the biggest polluters, according to a new global nitrous oxide report.
  • Autonomous marine trash gobbler takes on invasive weeds too

    June 10, 2024
    Clear Robotics is expanding its fleet of autonomous marine trash collectors. Its Class 3 vessel boasts more onboard storage capacity plus towed barge potential for extended cleanup operations, and has also been designed to tackle invasive weeds.
  • Marine fungus takes a bite out of plastic waste

    June 05, 2024
    That we have a huge plastic waste problem is clear, but there are numerous efforts to stem the tide while also cleaning up the mess. Nature is also joining the battle, and scientists have now identified a marine fungus at the plastic-devouring front line.
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Quantum Computing

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