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Robotic Kayaks Reveal Glaciers Are Melting Much Faster Underwater

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Glaciers don’t just melt from the top, where they’re exposed to air, some are melting from the bottom, where seawater is lapping away at them. This type of melting can be hard to study.

Moon, Mars And Beyond: Space Exploration Highlights Coming Up In 2020

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Science stands still for no one, and with a new year comes a new calendar of exciting events in spaceflight and exploration. New Atlas rounds up some of the most important milestones to look forward to in 2020.

US Government Joins The Trillion Tree Initiative

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There were once six trillion trees on the planet, now there are only three trillion and we’re still losing ten billion trees per year. That leads to a changing climate, a shrinking habitat for wildlife, and harder lives for billions of people. The scale of the problem calls for radical action.

Venture Capital Accelerating And Shifting To AI And Other Breakthrough Technologies

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 18th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There could even be a faster rush if there are breakout companies in each of the areas. Massive SpaceX success or other space startups could create a boom like there was in internet stocks. This could also happen in AI and antiaging.

Algorithm Identifies New Treatment For Neuroblastoma

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening.