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Astronauts harvest radishes grown aboard the International Space Station

Astronauts harvest radishes grown aboard the International Space Station

Astronauts are harvesting fresh radishes grown in space, a delicious prospect that also could help seed food production efforts for longer-term missions to the moon and Mars. On Monday, NASA flight engineer Kate Rubins pulled out 20 radish plants grown in the space station’s Advanced Plant Habitat, wrapping them in foil for cold storage until…MORE

Tropical reef fish, 81, is the oldest ever to be discovered by scientists

Tropical reef fish, 81, is the oldest ever to be discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered what they say is the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world — an 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia. The octogenarian fish, which is old enough to have lived through World War II, was found by the Australian Institute of Marine Science at the Rowley…MORE

Gaia space observatory maps nearly 2 billion stars in Milky Way galaxy

Gaia space observatory maps nearly 2 billion stars in Milky Way galaxy

There are nearly 2 billion stars in our galaxy. At least that’s what the most current map shows. Astronomers have mapped the most extensive atlas of our Milky Way galaxy yet, including the positions of each and every one of those stars. The European Space Agency’s Gaia space observatory also tracked the movement, colors and…MORE

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a searing indictment of humanity’s “war” on the environment Wednesday, in a speech on the state of the planet in which he urged everyone to prioritize “making peace with nature.” “We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks…MORE

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