What’s new in science – 17th November

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the solar system.

Two potential ice volcanoes have been found on the surface of Pluto.

Analysis has identified that the government’s energy policy changes since the election will likely increase CO2 emissions.

British astronaut Tim Peake is going through the ‘final phase’ of training before departing for the International Space Station next month.

Australia’s Southern right whales are making a comeback following a whaling ban.

A cheap vaccine has nearly eradicated Meningitis A from Africa.

Early maternal loss has a long-term effect on chimpanzee social behaviours.

A diabetes drug reduces the risk of heart failure and may even prevent it.

Thermal imaging has found that there are warm zones in the pyramids of Giza.

Scientists have theorised a new means of producing diamonds by using acid.

A change in sense of humour could be an early indicator for dementia.

Scientists have developed implantable devices that can activate and block pain signals.

An atomic-level fingerprint could increase the security of connected devices.

The sun could be responsible for Mars’s reduced atmosphere.


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jacobbeebe Going into his 2nd year of his Biomedicine degree, Jacob plans to spend his time in the hive huddled around a cuppa’ - more than likely sporting a befuddled expression on his face. Aside from his studies he is a guitarist, saxophonist and a budding drummer. Previously a committed Environment writer, he aims to make the newly formed Science and Environment section an interesting new addition to Concrete.

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