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A third of Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse as our planet warms

A third of Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse as our planet warms

More than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf risks collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels as climate change warms the world, a new study from the UK’s University of Reading has warned. In a forecasting study, scientists found that 34% of the area…MORE

Mars Perseverance rover snaps selfie photo with Ingenuity helicopter

Mars Perseverance rover snaps selfie photo with Ingenuity helicopter

Just days after NASA’s Perseverance rover gently dropped the Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars, the robot companions took a selfie together on Tuesday and beamed it back to Earth. The rover used its robotic arm, which has a camera mounted on the end, to capture the image. The helicopter can be seen 13…MORE

One in three Covid survivors suffers ‘brain disease,’ study finds

One in three Covid survivors suffers ‘brain disease,’ study finds

A major study published Tuesday suggests as many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 are left with longer term mental health or neurological symptoms. Researchers found that 34% of coronavirus survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of infection, according to the research published in the journal…MORE

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission flies by asteroid Bennu one final time

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission flies by asteroid Bennu one final time

A NASA spacecraft will bid farewell to its asteroid companion of the last few years. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is conducting a final flyby of the asteroid Bennu on Wednesday. The spacecraft made history when it briefly touched down on the asteroid on October 20, 2020, and collecting a hefty 2-ounce sample from the surface. The…MORE

Hospitals notice a difference in Covid patients

Hospitals notice a difference in Covid patients

The more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK has now been reported in every state in the US. Experts are concerned this strain is hitting younger people hard and could fuel a new surge of the pandemic. Yet as the US rolls out a breakneck-speed vaccination program, many states have begun relaxing measures,…MORE

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter survives first freezing night on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter survives first freezing night on Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter survived its first night on the freezing-cold surface of Mars, a major milestone in the rotorcraft’s journey ahead of its historic first flight. Jezero Crater, an ancient lake bed on Mars and the current site of the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, can drop to temperatures of minus 130 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s…MORE

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