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Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2: Mission to explore universe‘s origins

Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2: Mission to explore universe‘s origins

Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2: Mission to explore universe‘s origins Hayabusa 2 is supposed to land on an asteroid and collect rocks and dust to take back home to Earth. Landing on a moving object in outer space is not an easy feat, but researchers have high hopes for the […]

Europe‘s cybersecurity gap threatens infrastructure, elections

Europe‘s cybersecurity gap threatens infrastructure, elections

Europe‘s cybersecurity gap threatens infrastructure, elections Cybersecurity experts have met with government officials ahead of the Munich Security Conference to discuss the vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure — and many ask when Europe will finally shore up its gaps. Germany is fretting over whether the internet could be used by […]

Is the future of health technology already in our hands?

Is the future of health technology already in our hands?

Is the future of health technology already in our hands? Imagine using a smartphone to detect malaria, eye diseases and monitor drug addiction. With new technology turning smartphones into pocket clinics, it’s all on the table. When talking about  and our health, we tend to focus on the negatives. Addiction, distraction […]

NASA bids farewell to historic Mars rover Opportunity

NASA bids farewell to historic Mars rover Opportunity

NASA bids farewell to historic Mars rover Opportunity After 15 years, the history-making rover “is at an end” following attempts to restore it after a Martian dust storm. The US space agency hailed the rover as “an icon” that would inspire future missions to the Red Planet. The US National […]

Sharks use Israel‘s coast as a Jacuzzi

Sharks use Israel‘s coast as a Jacuzzi

Sharks use Israel‘s coast as a Jacuzzi Since the end of November, an unusually large number of sharks have been sighted off the coast of Israel. They are attracted by an unnatural phenomenon. In the colder winter months, sometimes 50 to 100 sharks cavort in the shallow water off the […]

The Lake Laach volcano in Germany is ‘recharging‘ with fresh magma

The Lake Laach volcano in Germany is ‘recharging‘ with fresh magma

The Lake Laach volcano in Germany is ‘recharging‘ with fresh magma Above, a pristine blue lake filled with boaters and swimmers. Below, magma bubbles and swells. What sounds like a Hollywood plot is in fact based on new research by geophysicists in Germany. DW: Lake Laach, which is very close […]

Scientists grow kidneys in rats from mice stem cells

Scientists grow kidneys in rats from mice stem cells

Scientists grow kidneys in rats from mice stem cells The technique could help grow human kidneys and combat a severe shortage of donors for people with renal disease. But scientists have cautioned that major barriers remain before it could be used in cases of humans. Scientists in Japan have successfully […]

5 things to know about the HIV-prevention drug, PrEP

5 things to know about the HIV-prevention drug, PrEP

5 things to know about the HIV-prevention drug, PrEP US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. The drug known as PrEP, which prevents spread of the disease, still faces challenges to widespread adoption around the world. In his annual , US President […]

WWII munitions: Time bombs at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

WWII munitions: Time bombs at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

WWII munitions: Time bombs at the bottom of the Baltic Sea 300,000 tons of munition are rotting away in the Baltic Sea, damaging fish and marine life and endangering people. Experts have investigated how dangerous the contaminated sites are and what should be done with them. Out of sight, out […]

6 reasons to care about your gut flora

6 reasons to care about your gut flora

6 reasons to care about your gut flora The microbiome in our stomach has been linked to various aspects of mental and physical health. So what do we actually know about what‘s going on in there and how it affects our overall health? With probiotics, fermented foods and kombucha all […]