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Curiosity Mars rover gets 50 per cent speed boost from software update

The navigation strategy of NASA’s Curiosity rover means it has to stop frequently to check its position, but soon a…

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JWST has captured a sparkling galaxy full of intense star formation

The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy has some of the most extraordinary regions of star formation of any galaxy we’ve found,…

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Arizona and Nevada face another round of water cuts as drought hammers Colorado River water levels

Arizona and Nevada will be hit with another round of cuts to their water supply, as the U.S. Bureau of…

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Your smartphone could recognise you just by the way you hold it

An artificially intelligent algorithm has learned to recognise people from the way their hands shake when they hold a smartphone…

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Quantum computers might not offer extreme speed boost for chemistry

One of the long-promised benefits of quantum computers is simulating molecules very quickly, but it turns out that these extra-fast…

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Glowing Arctic snailfish is packed with antifreeze proteins

Greenland’s variegated snailfish produces antifreeze proteins that stop large ice crystal formation, keeping the animal’s blood like a slushie, instead…

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Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant ‘not designed to withstand fighting’

A scientist in Ukraine warns that the reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear power station is designed to protect against some…

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NASA’s InSight Mars lander found surprisingly little underground ice

There is plenty of ice and watery minerals underground at the poles of Mars, but NASA’s InSight lander found almost…

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Europe’s extreme drought is exacerbating food and energy crises

Rain forecast this week will not be enough to end Europe’s drought, which could be the worst the continent has…

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Living robots made from human cells may induce neuron healing

The so-called superbots formed a bridge between neurons in injured cells, leading to tissue growth across the injured site in…

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