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European Mars rover delayed until 2022

Europe’s Rosalind Franklin rover can drill 2 meters into the surface of Mars. ESA/ATG medialab By Daniel CleryMar. 12, 2020 , 10:25 AM Multiple technical issues…

UK cues up big funding increases for R&D

By Erik StokstadMar. 11, 2020 , 5:55 PM The United Kingdom will increase public funding for research and development by 15% in the next fiscal…

The secret to a long life? Matching sex chromosomes

Sex chromosomes influence physical differences between male and female animals, such as feather patterns in mandarin ducks. Chris Schenk/Minden Pictures By Erin MalsburyMar. 3, 2020…

Was this life’s first meal?

Minerals near deep-sea hydrothermal vents promote the formation of energy-rich organic molecules that life needed to get its start. NOAA/Nature Source/Science Source By Robert F.…

This rainy exoplanet could be ripe for life

Amanda Smith By Daniel CleryFeb. 26, 2020 , 7:01 PM A nearby exoplanet with rainclouds in its atmosphere may have habitable conditions at its surface,…

Do you like weird art? Blame your brain

A new algorithm can predict who is likely to prefer abstract art, like this unnamed Mark Rothko painting on display at Sotheby’s in New York…

Outbreak of virus from China declared global emergency

A Russian health official uses thermal imaging devices to remotely measure temperature of passengers from China arriving at Novosibirsk International Airport. Kirill Kukhmar/TASS via Getty…