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Earth-like planet spotted orbiting Sun’s closest star.
14.02.2022

Shifts in starlight from Proxima Centauri, observed over more than 2 years, reveal its third planet.

Scientists urge Pluto be reinstated as planet
14.12.2021

Scientists urge Pluto be reinstated as planet

The current definition of a “planet” is rooted in folklore and astrology, and must be dropped due to not meeting the needs of modern astronomy, a new study states, opening the doors for the Pluto comeback.

Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark
17.11.2021
Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark
The goal to preserve summer sea ice, and the creatures that depend on it, is ambitious. Scientists are pinning their hopes on building a sanctuary for Arctic species in the Last Ice Area (see photo), the region of the Arctic where summer sea ice will last longest.

What does the first successful test of a pig-to-human kidney transplant mean?
25.10.2021

What does the first successful test of a pig-to-human kidney transplant mean?

The milestone is a step toward solving shortages of the organ but hurdles remain. Surgeons in New York City successfully attached a pig kidney to a human patient and watched the pinkish organ function normally for 54 hours. While such procedures have been done in nonhuman primates, this is the first time that a pig kidney has been transplanted to a human body and not been immediately rejected.


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