Researchers across the globe have long tackled the question: Is there life on other planets, and if so, how do we find it? Faced with thousands of planets to explore beyond our solar system, scientists need a way to predict which exoplanets are most likely to host life. To complicate matters, their predictions have to be based on observations that can be made from light-years away — like the exoplanet’s size, mass and the makeup of its atmosphere.
Ocean circulation may hold the key to finding alien life on exoplanets
Climate change, not early humans, was likely responsible for the extinction of Australia’s megafauna, according to groundbreaking research that has rewritten the ancient history of the continent.
Groundbreaking research rewrites Australia's ancient history
The US Air Force successfully launched its Atlas V rocket, carrying a X-37B space plane for a secretive mission.
US Air Force launches secretive space plane
Cryptomining hacks aren’t new by any stretch, but a string of recent incidents is raising eyebrows. ZDNet reported that culprits infected multiple European supercomputers with Monero mining malware in the past week, including the University of Edinburgh’s ARCHER, five of bwHPC’s computer clusters and most recently a cluster at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University.
Supercomputers across Europe have fallen to cryptomining hacks
If we're going to make it out further into the universe, we need to know more about the long-term effects of living in space. Two studies have now revealed how the International Space Station (ISS) leaves a microbial 'fingerprint' on astronauts, and vice versa.
Living on ISS leaves a microbial 'fingerprint' on astronauts
By Henry Jacoby, Richard Richels, Gary Yohe and Ben Santer*
Can a pandemic aid the fight against global warming?
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17, 2020, said that international cooperation on digital technology is essential to help defeat COVID-19.
Int’l cooperation on digital technology is essential to help defeat COVID-19: UN chief
Newly released genomes from Neolithic East Asia have unveiled a missing piece of human prehistory, according to a study conducted by Professor Qiaomei Fu’s team from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Important missing piece of human history uncovered from ancient DNA
Tiptoeing through scrubby woodlands and fern-rich rainforests in Chile and a sliver of Argentina is a tiny feline called the güiña.
Meet the güiña, a 'mystery cat' vulnerable to extinction

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