Could Europe Bypass NASA’s Mars Sample Return Efforts?

Could Europe Bypass NASA’s Mars Sample Return Efforts?

Artist rendering of the Rosalind Franklin robotic rover, previously known as the ExoMars rover, … [+] landing on Mars. (Illustration by Adrian Mann/Future Publishing via Getty Images) Future Publishing via Getty Images By early next decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) could potentially find evidence of past or present life on Mars through its ExoMars …

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US public pensions may have missed out on a potential $21 billion boost

US public pensions may have missed out on a potential  billion boost

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A recent study from the University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Stand.earth, highlights the potential financial gain for U.S. public pension funds if they had divested from fossil fuels ten years ago. The study examined the public equity portfolios of six major funds, representing approximately 3.4 million individuals, and found that …

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Bill Maher Hosts RFK Jr., Yet Fails to Fact Check His Statements

Bill Maher Hosts RFK Jr., Yet Fails to Fact Check His Statements

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently appeared on Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, following his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. However, both Rogan and Maher failed to challenge Kennedy on his unsupported claims about vaccines. During the podcast, Kennedy stated that there are “over 100 studies” supporting the claim that vaccines cause autism, which …

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Russia’s Nomadic Pastoralists Under the Lens of an Anthropologist

Russia’s Nomadic Pastoralists Under the Lens of an Anthropologist

Nomadic pastoralists have a long history of migrating with their livestock between camps along the Yenisei River in Tuva, Russia, and northern Mongolia. In a new study by the University of New Mexico, Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology, Paul Hooper, explores how these camps are used and informally owned depending on the season, shedding light …

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Struggling Robot Truck Manufacturer TuSimple Considers Selling its U.S. Operations

Struggling Robot Truck Manufacturer TuSimple Considers Selling its U.S. Operations

TuSimple, a developer of autonomous driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, is considering selling its U.S. operations after facing challenges throughout the year. TuSimple No Current Buyer Lined Up, Says CEO, Amid Plan to Separate U.S. Operations TuSimple, a leading developer of autonomous driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, is aiming to sell its U.S. business. The …

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Impact of Climate Change on Fish: Analyzing the Effects of Warmer Waters on Biochemistry and Growth

Impact of Climate Change on Fish: Analyzing the Effects of Warmer Waters on Biochemistry and Growth

Black and white snapper in the Red Sea, Egypt. Credit: Derek Keats, Wikimedia Commons, CC Recent research conducted by the University of British Columbia’s Sea Around Us initiative and the University of Bergen has shed light on the impact of warmer waters on fish physiology and growth. The study reveals that when fish are exposed …

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Canadian Wildfire Smoke Triggers Air Quality Alerts for Over 80 Million in the U.S.

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Triggers Air Quality Alerts for Over 80 Million in the U.S.

Topline Over 80 million Americans found themselves under air quality alerts on Wednesday due to a dense plume of smoke emanating from Canadian wildfires. This smoke has created an eerie haze, shrouding the Midwest and Great Lakes region. Interestingly, just a few weeks ago, the Northeast experienced a similar phenomenon when wildfire smoke temporarily turned …

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Effects of drought on painted turtles revealed by undergraduate-led project

Effects of drought on painted turtles revealed by undergraduate-led project

A painted turtle caught from a pond near Keystone, Nebraska has provided valuable insights into the potential impact of droughts on freshwater-dwelling reptiles. Over the course of 11 years, more than 50 undergraduate students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln collected data that suggest droughts can decrease survival rates, slow growth, and disrupt the gender balance …

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Sporting Leagues Should Foster STEM Leadership in the Next Generation

Sporting Leagues Should Foster STEM Leadership in the Next Generation

In communities across the United States, children of all backgrounds engage in various sports, envisioning themselves as professional athletes. While becoming a professional athlete is a challenging goal, there are other ways for young individuals to stay connected to the world of sports and make a significant impact. One such way is by becoming Pros-at-STEM …

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