Some Antarctic ice shelves have GROWED in the past 20 years despite global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice over the past 20 years, according to new research, although the continent is suffering significant losses due to global warming. The researchers say sea ice, pushed against the ice shelves by a change in regional wind patterns, may have helped protect those ice shelves from loss. Ice shelves … Read more

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

The astronomers of Germany have spotted a fiery “nova explosion” from a white dwarf for the first time ever. Researchers observed the event, using data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s … Read more

Spacecraft crashing into an asteroid at 15,000 km/h is not a complacent NASA experience, writes TOM LEONARD

One day in late September, a box-shaped spacecraft weighing about half a ton will crash into an asteroid seven million miles from Earth at a speed of 15,000 mph, with the aim of propelling it into a new orbit. This suicide mission of a golf cart-sized device isn’t just a self-indulgent experiment dreamed up by … Read more

Incredibly sharp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope

Incredibly sharp image of nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope demonstrates huge leap forward in space photography NASA shared side-by-side images captured by its Webb and Spitzer telescopes Both show the Large Magellanic Cloud – a galaxy that orbits the Milky Way But the Webb image captures the foreground … Read more

Seasonal flu may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’

Seasonal flu virus may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ that caused a global pandemic and killed up to 100 million people, study finds Seasonal human flu virus ‘possibly descended from 1918 Spanish flu strain’ Based on analysis of samples collected in Europe during the 1918 pandemic Berlin researchers have revealed more … Read more

The painless wearable gadget can measure blood sugar, alcohol and muscle fatigue at the same time

A new wearable gadget that attaches to the arm can measure blood sugar and muscle fatigue at the gym and alcohol levels at the pub. Created in Californiathe prototype can continuously monitor three health stats – glucose, alcohol and lactate levels – either separately or simultaneously in real time. About the size of three poker … Read more

The painless wearable gadget can measure blood sugar, alcohol and muscle fatigue at the same time

A new wearable gadget that attaches to the arm can measure blood sugar and muscle fatigue at the gym and alcohol levels at the pub. Created in Californiathe prototype can continuously monitor three health stats – glucose, alcohol and lactate levels – either separately or simultaneously in real time. About the size of three poker … Read more