Dark matter missing from 6 galaxies

Astronomers completed a 40-hour long observation of an ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy and discovered no traces of dark matter. Galaxies without hints of dark matter had been previously discovered though these remain rare anomalies.

Pig heart transplanted to human for the first time

The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced that its staff had completed the first transplant of a pig's heart into a human. The patient was too sick to qualify for the standard transplant list. 

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars In Our Galaxy

Using telescopes from around the world, a team of astronomers recently discovered 70 additional free-floating planets (FFPs), the largest sample of “Rogue Planets” discovered to date in the Milky Way.

Astronomers Find the Biggest Structure in the Milky Way

An international team recently noticed a massive filament of atomic hydrogen gas in our galaxy. This structure, named “Maggie,” is located about 55,000 light-years away and is one of the longest structures ever observed in our galaxy.

Nearby Supernovae Were Essential to Life on Earth

A new research article sheds light on another way that supernovae support life. Supernova activity in Earth’s neighbourhood may have led to more oxygen in the atmosphere. And oxygen is necessary for complex life.

James Webb telescope's mirrors fully deployed

After successfully unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshade and optical elements, scientists and engineers are now ready to begin a multi-step process to align the primary mirror’s 18 hexagonal segments.

China's Chang'e-5 probe proves presence of water on Moon

There is as much as 120 parts per million of water (as hydroxyl and/or H2O) in the lunar regolith, new data from the lander of China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe has revealed.

China's Artificial Sun Just Broke a Record

In a new world record, China's "artificial sun" project has sustained a nuclear fusion reaction for more than 17 min. Superheated plasma reached almost 70 million degrees C— that's roughly five times hotter than the sun.

Tornadoes and climate change

Projections suggest that stronger, tornado-producing storms may be more likely as global temperatures rise, though strengthened less than we might expect from the increase in available energy.

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row

The study finds that the amount of heat in the oceans last year broke the previous 2020 record by around 14 zettajoules. That’s equivalent to at least 20 times the entire world’s annual energy consumption.

Roundup of 8 Positive environmental stories from 2021

From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.

Campaigners in South Africa halt Shell's oil exploration

Local campaigners have blocked Shell from exploring oil on South Africa’s eastern coastline. In a battle pitting the oil company against the community, the court ruled that Shell halt its seismic tests.

Scientists develop biodegradable food packaging

Say goodbye to plastic packaging. Scientists are testing a new biodegradable food packaging material that kills microbes that contaminate foods.

Water At The Bottom of Valles Marineris on Mars

According to new evidence obtained by the orbiter element of the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission, there is plenty of water ice at the bottom of Valles Marineris mixed with Martian soil - regolith.

Real-Time Error Correction for Quantum Computing

Random errors incurred during computation are one of the biggest obstacles in quantum computing. Researchers have now demonstrated a technique that allows errors to be detected and corrected in real time.