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From Red Mars To Green Earth
2014-04-15 13:36:50

How can a sensor for analyzing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before.

European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2013 Expanded
2013-06-04 11:11:21

The European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2013 launched today has been expanded to now include entries from Europe and South America.

New Insights Into The Birth And Evolution Of Stars Provided By Gamma Ray Camera
2013-02-05 11:08:45

A major step forward in our understanding of the structure and behavior of some of the most elusive atomic nuclei in existence, some of which occur only briefly on the surface of exploding stars, is now taking place thanks to the first experiments to come from the new Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA).

First European Astronomy Journalism Prize Winners Announced
2012-09-05 16:54:16

The winner of the first European Astronomy Journalism Prize, designed to help inspire the next generation of researchers has been announced today (5 September 2012) at a reception in the House of Commons.

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2012-06-03 07:34:02

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) recently expressed deep regret at the decision of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to end support for two major astronomical telescopes.

2011-07-05 23:01:22

A scientific advance in renewable energy which promises a revolution in the ease and cost of using solar cells, has been announced today, Monday 4 July 2011.

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2011-05-13 09:55:00

MPs said that deep-funding cuts put the UK's prominence in astronomy and particle physics at risk.

2011-02-04 12:41:10

Scientists continuing to investigate a 50 year mystery have discovered another vital clue that could help pave the way for improved medicines.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.