China’s Tianwen-1 Mars Mission Team Wins International Space Award

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars Mission Team Wins International Space Award

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission team has won this year’s International Astronautical Federation (IAF) World Space Award, an award recognizing a person or a team for exceptional contributions to space exploration, during the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris, held from September 18 to 22. The award aims to recognize outstanding achievements in space science … Read more

Auroras on Jupiter Seen Spawning Massive and Extreme Heat Waves

Auroras on Jupiter Seen Spawning Massive and Extreme Heat Waves

When the solar wind collides with Earth’s magnetosphere, we get typically brief but dazzling light displays called auroras. Surprisingly, scientists have discovered that on gas giant planet Jupiter, auroras seem to be causing massive, planetary-scale heat waves. The observations help solve one of the more perplexing mysteries in our solar system: why some gas giant … Read more

Coral genome reveals cysteine ​​surprise

Coral genome reveals cysteine ​​surprise

While generating a high-quality genome of the coral Acropora loripes (pictured above), KAUST marine scientists discovered for the first time that most animals have an alternative cysteine ​​biosynthesis pathway. Credit: 2022 KAUST; Jose Montalvo-Proano Model animals, such as mice and fruit flies, have provided scientists with powerful insights into how cellular biology works. However, model … Read more

How worker wasps balance specialization and plasticity

How worker wasps balance specialization and plasticity

Individual wasps on their nest. Credit: Solenn Patalano An international team of biologists and theoretical physicists from Dresden (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems), Cambridge, UK (Babraham Institute) and Athens (BSRC “Alexander Fleming”) has tackled this paradox using experiments on paper wasps. Paper wasps are social insects that display societal division of … Read more

Dinosaurs Were Already on Their Way Out Before Asteroid Hit, Another Study Finds: ScienceAlert

Dinosaurs Were Already on Their Way Out Before Asteroid Hit, Another Study Finds: ScienceAlert

The demise of the dinosaurs has long captivated paleontologists. Their mass extinction after a fiery meteorite pummeled Earth some 66 million years ago, as volcanoes erupted and global temperatures rose and fell, was a tumultuous end to the reign of these once-dominant beasts. But now another study suggests dinosaurs were already on their way out … Read more