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The first seismometer on the moon, with solar panels and an antenna pointed at Earth, was placed there by Apollo 11 astronauts and tested by Buzz Aldrin stamping his foot. Image credit - NASA

Earth is not the only place in our solar system that shakes with seismic activity. Read more

The X chromosome, of which women have two and men have one, is believed to influence immune response. Image credit: Ketut Subiyanto/Pexels

Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione on a ‘moment of awakening’ for medical research. Read more

The emerald ash borer has killed more than 150 million trees in the US in the last decade and is a potential threat to Europe’s forests.

Six new species of pest are introduced to Europe every year. Read more

Around half a million babies are born prematurely each year in Europe and that number is increasing. Image credit - Jeremykemp/Wikimedia commons, public domain

Novel devices could better assess likelihood of early birth and provide personalised nutrition advice for preemies. Read more

Fossil meteorites from the mid-Ordovician period, around 460 million years ago, indicate that Earth may have been hit by debris from an asteroid collision at that time.  Image credit - Birger Schmitz

How a Swedish quarry search unearthed an asteroid-triggered ice age. Read more

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