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China’s Chang’e 5 mission is orbiting the moon!

China’s robotic Chang’e 5 will be the 1st sample-return from the moon since the 1970s. It launched successfully last week atop a Chinese Long March 5 rocket. Now it’s reported to have entered orbit around the moon.

Paris Climate Accord Puts America Last, Which Is Why Biden Loves It

Here we are in the midst of the second wave of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened and millions of Americans unemployed, and race riots in the streets of our major cities. And Joe Biden says that one of…

Scientists release genomes of birds representing nearly all avian families

Scientists report on the genomes of 363 species of birds, including 267 that have been sequenced for the first time. The studied species represent more than 92 percent of the world’s avian families. The data from the study will advance research on the evolution of birds and the conservation of threatened bird species.

Distinct slab interfaces found within mantle transition zone

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Prof. CHEN Qifu’s group from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) and their collaborators observed two distinct seismic discontinuities within the mantle transition zone (~410 km to 660 km) beneath the western Pacific.

We’ve Made Massive Progress Educating Girls Around the World in the Last 25 Years, Says Report

Over the last 25 years, the proportion of girls being educated around the world has risen to 89%—a 16% increase since 1995. A UNESCO report released last month shows that 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary education compared to a generation ago Additionally, three times more women are now enrolled in […]

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Australia will not be invisible to Joe Biden, especially when it comes to China and climate change | Katharine Murphy

Let’s begin with the good news for America, Australia and the world. The people of America have voted in record numbers and Donald Trump – a demagogue with only glancing respect for the democratic principles his office is meant to…

Scientists develop energy-saving ‘liquid window’

Scientists have developed a liquid window panel that can simultaneously block the sun to regulate solar transmission, while trapping thermal heat that can be released through the day and night, helping to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

Bronze Age travel routes revealed using pioneering research method

Archaeologists have reconstructed the ancient seasonal migration routes of Bronze Age herders in Xinjiang, north-western China. Their research was the result of innovative methodology. To determine snow cover and vegetation cycles, crucial to the survival of Bronze Age people and their flocks, they examined both satellite imagery and archaeological evidence, as well as interviewing modern-day herders.