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Star Wars’ last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, trains in the ways of the Force in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (Handout)

Star Wars’ last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

Star Wars’ last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, trains in the ways of the Force in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (Handout) Christopher Wiebe, University of Winnipeg As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres and […]

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world

Photo courtesy of Michael Studinger, Operation IceBridge project scientist. Caption adapted from content by Adam Voiland, NASA Earth Observatory.

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world Chris Fogwill, Keele University; Chris Turney, UNSW, and Zoe Robinson, Keele University Ever since the ancient Greeks speculated a continent must exist in the south polar regions to balance those in the north, Antarctica has […]

Curious Kids: Where does the oxygen come from in the International Space Station, and why don’t they run out of air?

Astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station. NASA

Curious Kids: Where does the oxygen come from in the International Space Station, and why don’t they run out of air?

Curious Kids: Where does the oxygen come from in the International Space Station, and why don’t they run out of air? The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998. Wikimedia Commons/NASA, CC BY Michael J. I. Brown, Monash University This is […]

Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA

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Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA

Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA NASA/JPL Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling Three times further away from the sun than the Earth lies an enormous lump of metal. Around 252km in diameter, the metallic “M-class” asteroid 16 Psyche is […]

How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground

Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth. (Handout)

How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground

How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect […]

Three new reports add clarity to Australia’s space sector, a ‘crowded and valuable high ground’

Three new reports examine Australia’s existing space capabilities, set them in the light of international developments, and identify growth areas and models for Australia to pursue. [email protected]/flickr , CC BY

Three new reports add clarity to Australia’s space sector, a ‘crowded and valuable high ground’

Three new reports add clarity to Australia’s space sector, a ‘crowded and valuable high ground’ Three new reports examine Australia’s existing space capabilities, set them in the light of international developments, and identify growth areas and models for Australia to pursue. [email protected]/flickr , CC BY […]

You don’t need to build a rocket to prove the Earth isn’t flat – here’s the simple science

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You don’t need to build a rocket to prove the Earth isn’t flat – here’s the simple science

You don’t need to build a rocket to prove the Earth isn’t flat – here’s the simple science Shutterstock Ian Whittaker, Nottingham Trent University Could 2,000 years of belief be wrong? Are we in fact living on a disc rather than a globe? One believer […]

Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

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Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover Maxime Raynal/wikipedia Jim Wild, Lancaster University Thunder and lightning have sparked awe and fear in humans since time immemorial. In both modern and ancient cultures, these natural phenomena are often thought to be governed by some of the most important […]

We’re drafting a legal guide to war in space. Hopefully we’ll never need to use it

Nothing to stop high energy weapons being deployed in orbit around Earth. Marc Ward/Shutterstock

We’re drafting a legal guide to war in space. Hopefully we’ll never need to use it

We’re drafting a legal guide to war in space. Hopefully we’ll never need to use it Nothing to stop high energy weapons being deployed in orbit around Earth. Marc Ward/Shutterstock Dale Stephens, University of Adelaide and Duncan Blake, University of Adelaide A war in outer […]