Rice University’s new reactor can transform greenhouse gas into liquid fuel
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Rice University’s new reactor can transform greenhouse gas into liquid fuel

Jeff Fitlow/Rice UniversityThere are plenty of ideas for ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in our environment — from lab-grown minerals which suck carbon dioxide out of the air to a Caltech reactor that transforms CO2 into molecular oxygen. Now researchers from Rice University have added their own contribution: a new electrocatalysis reactor…

Mercury’s ancient magnetic field likely evolved over time
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Mercury’s ancient magnetic field likely evolved over time

A color-enhanced image of Mercury’s terrain taken by MESSENGER. Credit: NASA / JHU Applied Physics Lab / Carnegie Inst. Washington Mercury’s ancient magnetic poles were far from the location of its poles today, implying its magnetic field, like Earth’s, changed over time, a new study says. Some planets have metallic liquid cores. Scientists generally believe…

Immigration! Influencers! Climate Change! What to Expect This Fashion Month
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Immigration! Influencers! Climate Change! What to Expect This Fashion Month

A guide to everything you need to know about the ready-to-wear shows.ImageClockwise from top left: Telfar Clemens; Prabal Gurung with models; Stella McCartney; Prime Minster Boris Johnson with Carrie Symonds; Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss.CreditCreditClockwise: JP Yim/Getty Images; Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times; Luca Bruno/Associated Press; Reuters; Heather Sten for The New York…

Giant Ammonia Storms Are Screwing with Jupiter’s Beautiful Brown and White Belts of Color
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Giant Ammonia Storms Are Screwing with Jupiter’s Beautiful Brown and White Belts of Color

A radio telescope image (top) and visible light Hubble Space Telescope image (bottom) show a storm erupting on the gas giant. (Image: © NASA/Hubble) Powerful storms have erupted on Jupiter, and they’re screwing up the planet’s beautiful belts of white and brown.The storms, which resemble the anvils of cumulonimbus thunderheads on Earth, are blurring the…