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Mysterious Space Object ‘Oumuamua Not Alien, Scientists Say

Nearly six years ago, a space object roughly the size of a football field baffled scientists as it zipped through our solar system. The irregular shape and motion of the object, dubbed ‘Oumuamua, led to one of the most controversial astronomical mysteries, with theories that ranged from asteroid to alien probe.

Why vinegar is so good at cleaning

Vinegar is a staple in housekeeping hacks and cleaning tips. BBC Future looks at why it might just be the most useful product in your pantry.

What is the UN High Seas Treaty and why is it needed?

Two-thirds of the world’s oceans are currently considered international waters. That means all countries have a right to fish, ship and do research there. But until now only about 1% of these waters – known as high seas – have been protected.

The Polar Wildlife Report.

Crockford’s report reveals that there were no reports in 2022 that would suggest that polar wildlife is suffering as a result of reduced sea-ice extent: no starving polar bears or walrus, no beach-cast dead seals, no marked declines in great whale numbers, no drowned penguin chicks.

The tiny diamond sphere that could unlock clean power

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), part of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, had done such experiments before, but this time the energy that came out of the reaction, was more than the laser power used to trigger it.