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Microplastics found in fresh Antarctic snow for first time

June 10, 2022
Microplastics have been found in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica for the first time, a new study has revealed.

Monarch butterfly populations thriving in North America

June 10, 2022
For years, scientists have warned that monarch butterflies are dying off in droves because of diminishing winter colonies.

China releases new moon map, world's most detailed to date

June 10, 2022
China has released a new comprehensive geologic map of the moon to a scale of 1:2,500,000, the most detailed to date.

Strange radio burst raises new questions

June 9, 2022
Astronomers have found only the second example of a highly active, repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with a compact source of weaker but persistent radio emission between bursts.

CIRCE space weather suite announced for first UK satellite launch

June 8, 2022
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) miniaturised space weather instrumentation suite will be one of the payloads aboard Virgin Orbit which is targeting the first UK satellite launch this summer from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay.

Earth's magnetic poles not likely to flip

June 8, 2022
The emergence of a mysterious area in the South Atlantic where the geomagnetic field strength is decreasing rapidly, has led to speculation that Earth is heading towards a magnetic polarity reversal.

Hubble captures largest near-infrared image to find universe's rarest galaxies

June 7, 2022
An international team of scientists released the largest near-infrared image ever taken by NASA\'s Hubble Space Telescope, enabling astronomers to map the star-forming regions of the universe and learn how the earliest, most distant galaxies originated.

Some coastal Britain communities to be swallowed by sea thanks to climate change

June 7, 2022
Some British coastal communities will \"inevitably\" be forced from their homes as climate change eats away at their shores, the head of England\'s Environment Agency (EA) will warn.

Unknown structure in galaxy revealed by high contrast imaging

June 6, 2022
As a result of achieving high imaging dynamic range, a team of astronomers in Japan has discovered for the first time a faint radio emission covering a giant galaxy with an energetic black hole at its center.

Scientists announce a breakthrough in determining life's origin on Earth and maybe Mars

June 6, 2022
Scientists at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution announced today that ribonucleic acid (RNA), an analog of DNA that was likely the first genetic material for life, spontaneously forms on basalt lava glass.

Strange fossil solves giraffe evolutionary mystery

June 3, 2022
Fossils of a strange early giraffoid have revealed the key driving forces in giraffe evolution, according to a study led by researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Ancient Mayan maize god sculpture found in Mexico

June 2, 2022
Archaeologists have uncovered a roughly 1,300-year-old sculpture representing the head of a Mayan maize god in ruins in southeastern Mexico, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said.
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