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Earth’s magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe magnetic signal from the tides is extremely small This is the European Space Agency's spectacular new view of ocean tides as they sweep around the Earth. The movie shows not the bulging movement of water directly, but rather its magnetic signature. As the Moon pulls the salty seas through our planet's global magnetic field, electric currents are generated. And these
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Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist’s most memorable quotes

[ad_1] Image copyright Graham CopeKoga Image caption Prof Hawking was still working at Cambridge University at the age of 75 He was trapped in his own body by motor neurone disease, but that did not stop Prof Stephen Hawking help us all get an understanding of the universe.The world renowned physicist has died at the age of 76, leaving the world memorable words on a host of subjects.From the reasons
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Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth

[ad_1] Image copyright European Southern Observatory Image caption Super-Earths and mini-Neptunes have a radius between one to four times that of Earth Researchers have recreated the chemistry of atmospheres on distant planets for the first time in the lab, according to two new papers. They found that hazes, such as the hydrocarbons that shroud Saturn's moon Titan, can be produced on a class of exoplanets known as super-Earths and mini-Neptunes.Chemical
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Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir John had laboratories named after him at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute British genome pioneer Sir John Sulston has died aged 75.He came to prominence as the British face of the international project to decode the human genome.Sir John won a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on the development of cells within a humble worm, which paved the way for