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Skin whitening: What is it, what are the risks and who profits?

Skin whitening: What is it, what are the risks and who profits?

Skin whitening is the use of cosmetic products or services to reduce the amount of melanin, or pigment, in the skin to make it appear lighter. It’s a big industry and predominantly targets women of color in every region of the world, with the Asia-Pacific region being the most lucrative. The practice dates back centuries,…MORE

Saturn’s ice moon could be a ‘stealth’ ocean world hospitable to life
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Saturn’s ice moon could be a ‘stealth’ ocean world hospitable to life

Saturn’s innermost moon, which resembles the Death Star from Star Wars, may be a “stealth” ocean world, according to new research. Mimas, which is the smallest and closest to Saturn of the ringed planet’s 82 moons, may contain a liquid internal ocean. “If Mimas has an ocean, it represents a new class of small, ‘stealth’…MORE

Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from Earth
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Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from Earth

The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination, almost a month after launch. Since lifting off from French Guiana on December 25, the telescope has unfurled its tennis court-size sunshield and unfolded a massive gold mirror that will help it study the universe in new ways and peer inside the atmosphere of exoplanets.…MORE

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

The ocean depths are as mysterious as the infinite abyss of space beyond our planet. Every time we dive beneath the waves, or those waves surface an unusual creature, we learn something new about the water covering more than 70% of Earth’s surface. Only around 20% of the ocean floor has been mapped, according to…MORE

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite
China's Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

A piece of debris created by Russia’s recent anti-satellite test came within striking distance of a Chinese satellite Tuesday, in an encounter the Chinese government has called “extremely dangerous.” The Russian debris came as close as 14.5 meters (approximately 48 feet) from the satellite, according to the Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center of the…MORE

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take
NASA, ESA, Zachary Schutte (XGI), Amy Reines (XGI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

Black holes are best known for shredding stars, devouring light and acting like massive garbage disposals in space. In a twist, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that these energetic celestial objects have a nurturing side, too. Hubble’s observation of a dwarf starburst galaxy, called Henize 2-10, revealed a gaseous umbilical cord stretching…MORE

The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom
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The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to…doom

The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world. On Thursday, the clock was set at 100 seconds until midnight — the same time it has been since 2020. The clock isn’t designed to definitively measure existential…MORE

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