Nov 17, 2021
New Mission to Scour Alpha Centauri System for Life
A new space mission to hunt for potentially habitable planets around Earth’s closest neighbouring star system is under way. In a project with echoes of the 2009 film Avatar, an...
Aug 6, 2021
Supernova Captured in Detail for the First Time
The earliest moments of a supernova – the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star – have been observed in unprecedented detail, in a development researchers say could...
Jan 19, 2021
Lungfish Has Largest Genome of Any Animal Sequenced
The Australian lungfish has the largest genome of any animal so far sequenced. Siegfried Schloissnig at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria and his colleagues...
Jan 7, 2021
Two Children May Have Acquired Tumor Cells Before Birth
Two children with lung cancer in Japan acquired the tumour cells from their mothers during or shortly before birth – an incredibly rare way of developing the disease. Chitose...
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