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Next Tuesday, NASA will try to land on Mars

Next Tuesday, NASA will try to land on Mars

A little before 7am next Tuesday, a small metal shell flying six times faster than a bullet will reach the outer edges of Mars’ thin atmosphere.

  • by Liam Mannix

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Super-powerful interstellar 'ticking time bomb' found not far from Earth
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Super-powerful interstellar 'ticking time bomb' found not far from Earth

Australian astronomers say they have spotted a super-powerful star that could explode at any moment in one of the most-powerful detonations since the Big Bang.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Mind-blowing': Hazards to multiply and accumulate with climate change
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'Mind-blowing': Hazards to multiply and accumulate with climate change

Humanity is already enduring cumulative effects from climate change and damages will continue to mount along with carbon emissions, a new study has found.

  • by Peter Hannam
Ask Fuzzy: Light energy delivers glowing results

Ask Fuzzy: Light energy delivers glowing results

It was light triggered by uranium salts that led Henri Becquerel to discover radiation in 1896.

  • by Rod Taylor
The Kilogram is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!

The Kilogram is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!

Several dozen nations have voted to overthrow Le Grand K and to redefine the kilogram and three other standard units of measure.

  • by XiaoZhi Lim
Meet Jordan Nguyen, the TV presenter turning sci-fi into reality
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Meet Jordan Nguyen, the TV presenter turning sci-fi into reality

Biomedical engineer and futurist Dr Jordan Nguyen is turning the stuff of dreams into reality. But could it all become a nightmare?

  • by Karl Quinn
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The untold story of how Melbourne's great bat war was won
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The untold story of how Melbourne's great bat war was won

As the sun set, the volunteers gathered at parks across the city. Some exchanged sheepish glances. If this did not work, they were about to look pretty stupid.

  • by Liam Mannix
'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists
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'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists

Controversial logging pacts between the state and federal governments were supposed to end the forest wars, but critics say threatened species have been doomed to extinction.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Frozen planet three times the size of Earth found in our neighbourhood
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Frozen planet three times the size of Earth found in our neighbourhood

If you were travelling at the speed of light, it would take you just six years to reach it. In the context of the universe, that's basically right next door.

  • by Deborah Netburn
Using light one million times brighter than sun to treat cancer
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Using light one million times brighter than sun to treat cancer

‘Microbeam radiation therapy’, a new cancer treatment which promises to be up to 20 times more powerful than today’s radiation medicine, is being tested in Melbourne using the Australian Synchrotron.

  • by Liam Mannix
Pilots saw 'very bright' UFOs but if it wasn't aliens, what was it?
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Pilots saw 'very bright' UFOs but if it wasn't aliens, what was it?

For many people who read between the classified lines, the Truth is already out there.

  • by Cleve R. Wootson jnr