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July 14, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

Profile – The Women Behind the Vaccines l Astra Zeneca

Meet Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Cathering Green, the women who created the Astra Zeneca vaccines. Read more

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Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex (the long-winded name is Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is on its way back after collecting samples from an asteroid! Read More

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Uranus – The Tilted Planet

When you look at images of planets in our solar system, they all seem to follow a certain design. The rocky ones are round with a few moons, while the gas giants and the ice giants have rings. But one of them is different. It seems to be tilted on […]

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Fantastic Women Series – Caroline Herschel First Professional Female Astronomer

Caroline Herschel was the First Professional Female Astronomer who discovered comets and star clusters in the 18th century and the first to be awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Society. Read More

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An Ancient Tree and the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything

The 42,000 year old kauri tree has information about Earth’s magnetic field reversal at the time. Read More

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Coelacanth – No Longer A Living Fossil

This weird fish called the coelacanth has long been known as a living fossil. After disapearing for over 60 million years it reappeared. And now genetic testing shows it has been hijacking genes from other species. Read More

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February 11, 2021 Saima Baig montreal protocol,ozone hole,ozone layer no responses

Drop in Ozone Depleting Emissions: How We Healed the Ozone Layer

An international team of researchers has found that ozone-depleting CFC chemicals are back on the decline, five years after a major spike, as per two papers published in the journal Nature. “We should see recovery of the ozone layer back to levels that we saw in 1980” later this century, said […]

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January 21, 2021 Saima Baig coronavirus,covid19,mRNA,vaccines no responses

RNA Vaccines – What are they? FAQs

What exactly are vaccines and what are mRNA vaccines, like the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines? Read More

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Neanderthals and Denisovans – Not savage brutes after all

Who are the Neanderthals and Denisovans who have left their DNA in modern humans? Read More

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November 24, 2020 Saima Baig darwin,evolution no responses

The Idea that Changed the World: Darwin and Evolution by Natural Selection l Blogpost

November 24th is World Evolution Day. It is celebrated because 161 years ago, a paper was published that changed scientific thinking completely. On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; an account of the greatest story ever told — […]

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