antarctic crack

Crack in the Antarctic set to destabilise ice shelves

The new Antarctica crack is an offshoot of a rupture that gained notice after growing dramatically in 2014, and can destabilise the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic.

European Space Agency talks to China about moon outpost

Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon.
MOAB mini nukes

The “mother of all bombs” fades in comparison to US mini-nukes

In December, the Defense Science Board, submitted a report advising the Pentagon to invest in low-yield nuclear weapons that could provide “a rapid, tailored nuclear option for limited use.”

EU ‘multi-speed’ set in motion in Rome

European Union leaders gathered in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead.

Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam

Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display.

Strong case for European Innovation Council’s vision

Betting more money on disruptive startups in Europe can help solve the continent’s productivity problem.

Trump rules via Twitter, Slovenian President dominates Instagram

Borut Pahor, who is known as "Barbie" and along with Melania Trump is Slovenia's other former fashion model.

“White Helmets” documentary wins Academy Award

The film focuses on Syrian first-responders who risk their lives to save people from the civil war, now in its sixth year.

Scientists discover 60,000 year old life form trapped in crystal

They come from Hell, are tens of thousands of years old, and scientists have not seen anything quite like them before.

Dwarf planet Ceres raises prospect of life

A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth.



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