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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,…