World’s largest telescope celebrates 10 years unveiling secrets of the universe
14 March 2023 | 3:14 pm
World's largest telescope celebrates 10 years unveiling secrets of the universe.
27 Dec 2021
23 Nov 2021
A black diamond on the plate: Sniffing out the secrets of French truffles. The truffle is a luxury fungus that's become a delicacy in French gastronomy. Being a truffle farmer requires years of patience and hunting for the "black diamond" cannot be done without the unrivalled sense of smell of man's best friend.
27 Dec 2021
The telescope left Earth enclosed in a rocket, which blasted off from French Guiana. The revolutionary instrument could help scientists discover extraterrestrial life.
21 Feb 2022
Switzerland's second-largest bank stands accused of handling funds for dictators, drug traffickers and torturers after a whistleblower leak led to a year-long investigation by a consortium of journalists. And the United States and Britain have raised the stakes for potential sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine. Finally, Italy's famed glassblowers are cracking under red-hot energy prices.
5 Mar 2022
A group of conservationists is using environmental DNA to track animals in Liberian forests to help better understand their intricate biodiversity and ensure further protection of these environments.
16 May 2022
Danish media has suggested the charges are in connection to revelations of Denmark's cooperation with the NSA. The justice ministry has requested that lawmakers lift the ex-minister's immunity.
13 Jul 2022
On Christmas Day 2021, the James Webb telescope launched into space. Now, it has delivered some of the most breathtaking images of the universe to date. Using new infrared technology, the telescope can capture sharper photos in full colour, allowing scientists to see the origins of stars, planets, and the first galaxies. Our journalists Florence Gaillard and Emma James take a look at the advent of the project.
17 Jul 2022
This week, NASA unveiled the first astounding images of the distant cosmos taken by its James Webb Space Telescope. In this image, we can see a star-forming region in the Carina Nebula, located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. These high-resolution images are the most detailed ever seen of this little-known corner of our universe, revealing nebulas, galaxy clusters and stars from billions of years ago.
22 Sep 2022
We take you on a journey to Peru's famed Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. Perched at an altitude of 2,430 metres, this UNESCO World Heritage site still holds many secrets. Some of them were recently uncovered by archaeologist José Bastante and a team of Polish researchers. They found a system of underground aqueducts, as well as other fascinating structures.
21 Oct 2022
The James Webb Space Telescope captured the image of the pillars located in the Eagle Nebula of the Milky Way, 6,500 light years away from Earth.
25 Dec 2022
The James Webb telescope was launched into space to look further into the universe than we've ever seen before on December 25, 2021, and it has far exceeded expectations with its jaw-dropping images. Ever since the first photos of nebulas and distant galaxies, NASA's most powerful telescope has captivated the public and “amazed” scientists.
On January 14, the 71st edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. On the catwalk, 86 candidates from all countries of the world will seek to be the successor of Miss Universe 2021, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu.
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For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
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As the UN's annual climate summit gets underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, one underlying question is set to top the agenda: can the world finally agree to ditch fossil fuels? Down to Earth takes a closer look.
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A spate of attacks on drivers using GPS navigation systems prompted South Africa to ask Google Maps to exclude a notorious crime hotspot. The intervention comes as the authorities battle to remedy widespread crime.
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For the first time, a South African court has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for inciting unrest. More than 350 people died during days of unrest in 2021 sparked by the incarceration of ex-president Jacob Zuma. Also, with COP28 is set to begin, we see how Kenya is leading the way in the fight against climate change.
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Two weeks ago, powerful waters washed away two dams and left much of the coastal city of Derna in ruins. Nearly 4,000 people are known to have been killed in the region, but with many others still missing, the death toll could be much higher.
6 hours ago
While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.
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