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Living on Earth while your dad walks on the moon
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Living on Earth while your dad walks on the moon

There is something about stargazing that inspires us to dream, to imagine the impossible. What if, as you looked to the stars, you were envisioning your next destination? It’s something that Apollo astronauts did in the 1960s. And this week, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first person to ride into space aboard a…MORE

NASA begins high-stakes repair to Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA begins high-stakes repair to Hubble Space Telescope

NASA engineers are trying to work their magic on the Hubble Space Telescope, which stopped working on June 13 as a result of a problem with the payload computer on board. After a month of trying, engineers with the space agency were unable to restart the computer — and its backup — so the Hubble…MORE

Catch Venus, Mars and the moon close together in the night sky
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Catch Venus, Mars and the moon close together in the night sky

Skywatchers are in for an (inter)stellar treat this week. Look up and you can gaze upon a dazzling view of Venus, Mars and the moon Monday and Tuesday nights, according to EarthSky. Venus and Mars have been moving toward one another all weekend, culminating in their closest meeting during the early hours of Tuesday, July…MORE

Mystery of Jupiter’s northern lights solved after 40 years, scientists say
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Mystery of Jupiter’s northern lights solved after 40 years, scientists say

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are Earth’s greatest light show, dazzling those lucky enough to see them in the northernmost reaches of our planet. It’s a phenomenon shared by other planets in our solar system, including the largest, Jupiter, which is bathed in spectacular color at its poles. Characterized by massive pulsating X-ray flares,…MORE

Experts fear the next Covid-19 variant might evade the vaccines that are restoring the developed world
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Experts fear the next Covid-19 variant might evade the vaccines that are restoring the developed world

Remember last month’s G7 summit? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, basking in his role of host after a year of sterile Zoom diplomacy, implored his fellow leaders to vaccinate the whole world against Covid-19 by the end of 2022. But when the spin about the Cornwall huddle supposedly being one of the most vital global…MORE

Climate change altered the size of human bodies

Climate change altered the size of human bodies

The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is linked to a changing climate, according to research published Thursday. A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Tübingen in Germany gathered measurements of brain and body size for…MORE

Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4 million
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Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4 million

More than 4 million people around the world have died of Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In total, three countries account for more than a third of all global deaths. The United States, which has the highest number of fatalities at 606,000, accounts for 15% of the global total, followed by Brazil…MORE

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