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Half of the World’s Palm Trees Face Extinction

More than half of the world's palm species may soon face extinction according to a new study. Scientists conducted a study using artificial intelligence to assess the entire palm family, from tall trees to climbing plants. The international team was...

World’s First Wolf Clone Born to Surrogate Dog

The world’s first wolf clone birthed by a surrogate dog has been revealed by a Chinese pet-cloning company, an achievement paving way for cloning endangered species. The Sinogene Biotechnology Company, based in Beijing, unveiled the cloned female wolf pup, named...

Opium Found at Ancient Burial Site Possible Offering to the Gods

Opium traces found at an Israeli burial site might have been offerings to gods, according to new research. Archeologists analyzed residue left in eight out of twenty-two vessels discovered amongst the remains and dated it back to approximately the...

China’s Mars Rover Discovers Evidence of Devastating Floods

Deep beneath the surface of Mars, China's Zhurong rover has discovered evidence of two significant floods that likely sculpted the area it has been exploring since it landed in May 2021. The first outcome from Zhurong's radar imager, which can...

New Island Formed in Pacific Ocean After Underwater Volcano Erupted

A new island allegedly formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after an underwater volcano erupted not far from Australia. The phenomenon occurred earlier this month after the underwater volcano, Home Reef, located in the Central Tonga Islands, erupted....

Watch Moment NASA’s Dart Spacecraft Crashes Into Asteroid

The Dart probe, operated by NASA, collided with an asteroid and self-destructed as a result. The purpose of the collision was to see if space objects that could endanger Earth could be safely pushed aside. Right up until it...

First Direct Evidence That Babies React to Taste in the Womb

A study led by Durham University in U.K. gives the first evidence that unborn babies react to taste in the womb.

Cancer-Killing Virus Shows Impressive Results in Patients

Scientists in the UK have identified a cancer-killing virus involving therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells. Early trials of the virus therapy on patients have been especially promising. The drug is a weakened form...

Jupiter at its Closest to Earth in 59 Years, NASA Claims

On Monday, September 26th, the enormous planet Jupiter will be closer to Earth than it has been in the last 59 years, making it prominently visible in the night sky. As it rises in the east at dusk, the largest...

Japan Space Probe Discovers Water in an Asteroid

For the first time ever, the finding of water in an asteroid sample by Japan's Hayabusa2 space mission sheds light on how the Earth's oceans may have originated. On Thursday, research teams from Tohoku University, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,...

Autumn Equinox Marks Solemn Change of Seasons

In Greek mythology, the Autumn equinox (which occurs on Wednesday) marks the return of the goddess Persephone to the underworld for three months, where she is reunited with her husband, Hades. This somber event, as recorded by the ancient Greeks...

A Protogalaxy in the Milky Way May Be Our Galaxy’s Original Nucleus

Astronomers have identified a protogalaxy in the Milky Way in and around the constellation Sagittarius which suggests it may be our galaxy’s original nucleus. New data from the Gaia spacecraft reveal the full extent of what seems to be the...

Neptune and Its Rings Captured by Webb Telescope in All Its Glory

The first image of Neptune from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) offers the finest look at this ice giant's rings in more than three decades, as well as its fainter dust bands. Astronomers last obtained such a high-quality picture...

Innovation Park to Turn Thessaloniki into Greece’s Silicon Valley

Greece seems to be very close to attaining its own version of Silicon Valley in Thessaloniki, which will soon be home to the largest state-of-the-art science and technology park (STP) and startup hub in Southeastern Europe with the establishment...

Scientists Calculated The Population Of Ants: 2.5 Million For Every Human

An astounding twenty quadrillion ants, or 2.5 million for every human, are thought to exist worldwide, according to scientists. This is the most detailed evaluation of the ant population to date. Ants are insects that have colonized practically every...