Put simply, it's the outcome of a chemical reaction, which humans learned how to make some 400,000 years ago.
Even a small cloud can weigh as much as four tonnes – but gravity, chemistry and temperature keep them floating in the sky.
Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
Climbing a mountain has more to do with how your body deals with altitude, which you can’t control.
While acclimatising is more important, here's the training you should undertake to go mountain-climbing.
How well you’ll cope on a mountain has little to do with how fit you are.
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You can't know how altitude will affect you until you're up there. Here's why people have different reactions to less atmospheric oxygen.
The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
Mine’s a Star-opramen.
It's like one great big distillery up there.
The health benefits of being close to nature are well established.
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Health benefits of being close to nature are well established, but the rise of apartment living means we can't always be close to greenery.
Scientists are perplexed by the detection of molecular oxygen in comet 67P’s tail – a completely unexpected discovery.
Why finding molecular oxygen on comet 67P is a really big deal.
Enormous algal blooms off Cornwall, which can lead to low oxygen waters.
The world’s oceans are plagued with the problem of “dead zones”, areas of high nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus) in which plankton blooms cause a major reduction of oxygen levels in the water…
Yawning acts to cool the brain, according to a new study. Researchers recorded yawning habits of people in Vienna, Austria…
Early microbial communities, such as stromatolites, are intrinsically linked with the rise of oxygen.
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How long has Earth’s atmosphere included oxygen? A recent paper suggests low levels of oxygen appeared in the atmosphere approximately 2.95 billion years ago. That’s about 550 million years earlier than…
Researchers have discovered a new way to stabilise haemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood. Researchers wrapped…
A technique using the power of sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen has been developed by researchers. The development…