Mysterious magnetic pulses discovered on Mars
Nature News

Mysterious magnetic pulses discovered on Mars

At midnight on Mars, the red planet’s magnetic field sometimes starts to pulsate in ways that have never before been observed. The cause is currently unknown. That’s just one of the stunning preliminary findings from NASA’s very first robotic geophysicist there, the InSight lander. Since touching down in November 2018, this spacecraft has been gathering…

Greta Thunberg attacks world leaders for failing her generation as she files lawsuit at United Nations
Environmental News

Greta Thunberg attacks world leaders for failing her generation as she files lawsuit at United Nations

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg furiously attacked world leaders at the United Nations on Monday for not doing more to tackle climate change, berating the assembled delegates and asking: “How dare you?” Greta, 16, who began the “climate strike” movement encouraging children to miss school to protest on Fridays, also launched legal proceedings against five countries on Monday, arguing that…

New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox
Nature & Science

New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox

Illustrations representing the components of the common dCas9 system (top) and the Cascade system (bottom) Credit: Gersbach Lab Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit genomes in human cells. With this new approach, the researchers hope to dramatically expand the CRISPR-based tools available to biomedical…

Venus once had a habitable atmosphere
Green Energy

Venus once had a habitable atmosphere

iStock/3quarks Venus may have been habitable 700m years ago, could this be promising for Venus-like planets in other solar systems? New research has suggested that Venus may have been habitable over 700m years ago, before a resurfacing changing 80% of the planet’s surface. This may have implications for the habitability of other similar exoplanets. The…