scientific exploration

A record 12 missions are aiming to explore the Moon in 2024. Here’s why.

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Going to the Moon and other planetary bodies in search of natural resources may alleviate critical shortages on Earth.

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Private companies and governments are reaching for the stars in an effort to ease Earth-bound shortages.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will allow scientists to put asteroid Bennu under the microscope and perhaps answer questions about the origins of life on Earth.

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Plenty of mistakes were made in the use of antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to learn from them to curb the growth of antimicrobial resistance.

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More than national pride will be on the line when India undertakes its second attempt to land on the Moon later this week.

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Even mismatched vaccines could confer some immunity against related coronaviruses. To prepare for the next pandemic, the world could build a vaccine library.

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Psychedelic therapies have the potential to treat mental illness but there’s still a long way to go.

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As global tensions rise, India’s burgeoning space programme could become a tool for peace.

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Distant, uninhabited and irrelevant: the Arctic is none of these things. And the effects of climate change on the Arctic will be felt by the world.

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