Mars Rover detects water bound up in soil

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According to Mars’ Curiosity Rover there is a surprising amount of water within the soil of Mars. When the Curiosity Rover heated a small quantity of of the soil, the most abundant vapour that the Rover detected was water. Researchers have told the Science Magazine that Mars’ dusty red covering contains about 2% by weight […]

Ancient Soils Reveal Oxygen 700 Million Years Earlier Than Believed

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An international team of Scientists have made this claim in the ‘Nature’ magazine. Researchers have said that elements in three billion year old samples show evidence for oxidative weathering. Geological data shows that this occurred some 700 million years before the Great Oxidation Event. This event was where geological data shows a dramatic increase in […]

The gene that has unlocked the key to HIV

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HIV infects some 34 million people worldwide, and is transferred due to the exchange of bodily fluids, through things like having a blood transfusion or sexual intercourse. Although this is a comparatively small problem in the UK, it can be a problem in developing countries. But still, particularly in many wealthy countries, there are many […]

"Boldly going where no probe has gone before"

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NASA’s Voyager 1, which left Earth on 5th September 1977 reached the news yesterday as the first man made object to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space, although scientists believe it actually left our solar system in August 2012! In mid 2012 NASA knew something was up. They had noticed that Voyager’s instruments […]

"Boldly going where no probe has gone before"

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NASA’s Voyager 1, which left Earth on 5th September 1977 reached the news yesterday as the first man made object to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space, although scientists believe it actually left our solar system in August 2012! In mid 2012 NASA knew something was up. They had noticed that Voyager’s instruments […]

London's Car-Frying Skyscraper

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London’s skyline has had a new addition recently, the ‘Walkie Scorchie’, which sits on 20 Fenchurch Street. The ‘Walkie Scorchie’ had previously been known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ because of its resemblance to an enormous two way radio. However the 37 storey building which will be completed next year has gained a rather bad reputation, […]

Test Tube Brains- A leap forward in neuroscience?

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Scientists have grown miniature human brains in test tubes (which are known to scientists as “cerebal organoids”). This has created a “tool” for scientists to understand more how the brain develops from the embryo, through its life and to increase their understanding of mental and neurological problems. This could then lead to advances in the […]