Frozen moons, hot stars, a quest for life-friendly conditions, exoplanets, galaxies moving away from each other as the universe expands, future trips to the universe’s past, new expeditions. The amazing effort to explore the universe not only fires up the imagination but opens new avenues for scientific research and the whole of humankind.
The decline in mental health among teenagers was intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic with studies observing sharp increases in anxiety, depression, aggression, self-harm and, most prominently, online addiction, experts warn ahead of a three-day conference at the University of Athens (UoA) starting Wednesday.
The head of a Greek team which took part in NASA’s probe to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid has hailed the success of humanity’s first test of a planetary defense system designed to defend Earth from an asteroid collision scenario.
During the lockdowns of 2020, loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Bay of Laganas on the Ionian island of Zakynthos moved to shallower and warmer waters which were beneficial for their eggs, according to a recent study published in a scientific journal.
The purple jellyfish, whose tentacles carry a very painful sting and which have have proliferated in several parts of the Aegean and Ionian seas this year, are now in relative decline according to researchers at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ELKETHE) as there have not been any recent reports of dense congregations.
Greece started bracing for a heat wave on Tuesday, the official beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, with meteorologists warning that it is expected to drag on until the end of the month.
Athanasios Nenes does not have his head in the clouds, but he does study them to determine the complex process of cloud formation, the interactions between aerial particles, and their consequences on climate change.