Jupiter will be in opposition tonight and 'close' to Earth - how to see it in the UK

Jupiter will be in opposition tonight and ‘close’ to Earth – how to see it in the UK

The planet will be visible when it makes one of its “closest” approaches to Earth The largest planet in the solar system is due to reach “opposition” today (September 26), which is when the gas giant positions itself directly opposite the Sun, as seen from Earth’s perspective. But how exactly can you see the planet …

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To hasten the end of fossil fuels, local researchers design a cheaper, safer battery - The Boston Globe

To hasten the end of fossil fuels, local researchers design a cheaper, safer battery – The Boston Globe

Researchers and companies around the world are struggling to solve the problem of storing clean energy when the sun doesn’t shine on solar farms or the wind doesn’t spin turbines. Sure, good batteries are already commonly used in EVs and Tesla Power Walls, but those batteries rely mostly on lithium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, and other …

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With the help of Maryland families, scientists discover little-known autism genes

With the help of Maryland families, scientists discover little-known autism genes

There are many ways to improve the lives of people diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability that federal figures affect 1 in 44 children. But the condition is a range of disorders affecting social communication and interaction, and doctors aren’t always able to provide parents with accurate information about what to expect or how to …

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Noise pollution kills whales, but this technology could help |  CNN

Noise pollution kills whales, but this technology could help | CNN

Editor’s note: Call to Earth is an initiative of CNN in partnership with Rolex. Michel André is a winner of the Rolex Awards. CNN — In the ocean, where light only penetrates a few hundred meters underwater, animals depend on sound to locate their food, navigate and communicate with each other. But even in the …

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Study: Sleep exerts lasting effects on hematopoietic stem cell function and diversity. Image Credit: SB Arts Media/Shutterstock

The impact of sleep fragmentation on immune cell clonal diversity and genetic aging of the hematopoietic system

Sleep has long been celebrated as the ultimate pick-me-up after a period of excessive work, stress, illness or other cause of bodily fatigue. It affects immunity and inflammatory pathways, thus protecting against cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Study: Sleep exerts lasting effects on the function and diversity of hematopoietic stem cells. …

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Nobody in physics dares to say it, but the race to invent new particles is useless | Sabine Hossenfelder

Iimagine you are going to a zoology conference. The first speaker talks about her 3D model of a 12-legged purple spider that lives in the Arctic. There is no evidence that this exists, she admits, but it is a testable hypothesis, and she argues that a mission should be sent to search for spiders in …

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UK bolsters leadership in space debris removal and in-orbit manufacturing with national mission and increased funding

UK bolsters leadership in space debris removal and in-orbit manufacturing with national mission and increased funding

Two UK-based companies are designing missions to clean up hazardous space waste alongside the launch of a new program to support cutting-edge space technology, the UK Space Agency has announced. IN-ORBIT SERVICES TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE SPACE OPERATIONSTo play Video credit: ClearSpace ClearSpace and Astroscale have received £4 million from the UK Space …

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Genetic testing for keratoconus facilitates early recognition of the condition

Genetic testing for keratoconus facilitates early recognition of the condition

Reviewed by Dr. Sumit Garg. Great strides have been made in recognizing and treating keratoconus. Recent imaging technologies, such as optical coherence tomography, have identified thinning of corneal tissue over the cone, and wavefront aberrometry shows higher order aberrations that can aid in diagnosis. Yet the path to diagnosing the disease is not always smooth, …

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‘A Powerful Solution’: Activists Push to Make Ecocide an International Crime

Californian winemaker Julia Jackson has long understood the threats posed by the current global climate change crisis, from more intense wildfires and hurricanes to rising sea levels. But for her, those ideas have shifted from abstract to tangible when his home was razed by the Kincade Wildfire that devastated his home county of Sonoma in …

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