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Scientists have recorded the first ever heat wave in this part of Antarctica

Scientists have recorded the first ever heat wave in this part of Antarctica

Climate scientists have recorded the first heat wave at a research base in East Antarctica, warning that such “unprecedented” temperatures could impact animals and plantlife in the region. Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Program recorded the heat wave at the Casey Research Station — located on the northern part of Bailey Peninsula on the Budd…MORE

Moon bases could be built using astronaut urine

Moon bases could be built using astronaut urine

When NASA astronauts return to the moon in 2024, they’ll need a lunar base that allows them to stay on the surface. And the astronauts may build their base using something readily available: their urine. As part of NASA’s Artemis program, the first woman and next man on the moon will be landing at the…MORE

The moral calculus of sanctions amid coronavirus crisis

Never let a crisis go to waste. It’s a cynical maxim in politics, but one the Trump administration appears to be following now as it maintains pressure on Iran and Venezuela: Refuse to relax economic stress amid the destabilizing effect of the coronavirus pandemic, in hopes of splintering enemy regimes. Humanitarian supplies are technically exempt…MORE

Meteorites reveal that Martian water came from different sources

Meteorites reveal that Martian water came from different sources

One of the biggest mysteries in piecing together the story of Mars’ past is a key question: Where did the water come from? Researchers may have found a large clue in tiny slices from Martian meteorites that fell to Earth, according to a new study. Mars was likely a warm, wet planet billions of years…MORE

Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world’s pollution crisis

Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world’s pollution crisis

Plastic products made with polyurethane, a synthetic chemical compound, typically end up buried in a landfill. Now scientists discovered a strain of bacteria, the first of its kind, that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive step toward reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the environment. The findings were published…MORE

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