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Is climate change causing ‘divorce’ among Albatross birds? -study

The albatross is regarded as one of the most “romantic” species in the animal kingdom. Their love lives – specifically their mating dance – has long been a subject of scientific interest.

NASA’s DART takes off in first mission to deflect asteroid

The first-of-its-kind mission will head to the asteroid Dimorphos in the Didymos system and test kinetic impactors to see if an asteroid’s trajectory can be altered.

24/11/2021

DART: First trial at planetary defense against an asteroid - analysis

A first of a kind spacecraft is set to be launched into space to hit an asteroid and deflect it from its course - a first step in the development of a planetary defense system against asteroids.

By Yuval Rosenberg
23/11/2021

Asteroid deflection: NASA’s DART Mission to test planetary defense

The first-of-its-kind mission will head to the asteroid Dimorphos in the Didymos system and test kinetic impactors to see if an asteroid’s trajectory can be altered.

23/11/2021
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Technion University.

Technion team's breakthrough research vacates single oxygen atoms

A study, which was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal 'ACS Nano,' shares findings that are a potential breakthrough in the development of ferroelectric materials.

Skyscraper-sized asteroid coming towards Earth on Christmas Eve

2016 TR54 is set to pass by the planet at a distance of around 6.5 million kilometers, meaning there will be no Armageddon this holiday season.

22/11/2021
Burning forest is seen during "Operation Green Wave" to combat illegal logging in Amazon rainforest

Nations overusing natural resources faster than they replenish them - study

The frightening trend has the potential to affect ecosystems and further the deprivation of resources among impoverished populations.

Researchers recreate deep-earth conditions to test stress impact on iron

Iron’s response to stress under such high temperatures and pressures had never been measured to this extent before, leaving researchers puzzled as to how the iron would react.

Israeli, German researchers find breakthrough in quantum data security

A new breakthrough in quantum technology brings us closer to secure, efficient quantum computing.

Nature vs. nurture: Boldness in baby fruit bats an acquired trait, not hereditary - study

Animals that are adapted to living in cities are known to be less risk-averse than those living in rural environments. The TAU team wanted to find how this trait occurs in fruit bat pups.

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