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Massive X-class solar flare erupted from sun

Massive X-class solar flare erupted from sun

The first large flare of the current solar cycle has erupted from the sun. The solar flare happened at sunspot AR2838 at 10:29 a.m. ET on July 3, according to the US Space Weather Prediction Center. Researchers at the center measure the intensities of solar flares on a scale, with A-class flares being the smallest…MORE

Mars Ingenuity helicopter completes its toughest flight yet

Mars Ingenuity helicopter completes its toughest flight yet

Ingenuity, the helicopter that accompanied the Perseverance rover on its Mars mission, has undertaken its ninth and “most nerve-wracking” flight since it first took off on the red planet. Although we don’t have the full details about what it accomplished, NASA confirmed in a tweet on July 5 that Ingenuity had completed the flight. The…MORE

One variant, many approaches to masks

One variant, many approaches to masks

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK The Delta variant, a more transmissible and possibly more dangerous strain, now makes up more than half of all new infections in the United States. It is of global concern, forcing some Asian-Pacific nations to impose tough restrictions, yet countries are taking different strategies on masks. The US Centers for Disease…MORE

Sixth Nicaraguan presidential candidate detained in ‘night of terror’ roundup

Sixth Nicaraguan presidential candidate detained in ‘night of terror’ roundup

A sixth Nicaraguan presidential candidate was detained along with student leaders and activists late Monday, in what the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights called a “night of terror.” Four months ahead of a crucial election, the government of long-time President Daniel Ortega has detained more than two dozen people since late May, including the six…MORE

Al Qaeda and Taliban members among thousands of prisoners left under Afghan control in jail next to deserted US air base

Al Qaeda and Taliban members among thousands of prisoners left under Afghan control in jail next to deserted US air base

Thousands of prisoners — including senior al Qaeda and Taliban figures — remain in Afghanistan’s Bagram prison under the sole control of Afghan authorities, following the swift departure of US combat troops from the sprawling compound that houses it, Afghan and security officials told CNN Tuesday. While a regional security official with knowledge of the…MORE

Hasty air base handover sums up America’s hurried exit from its longest war

Hasty air base handover sums up America’s hurried exit from its longest war

Located an hour north of Kabul, Bagram was for nearly 20 years the hub of America’s war in Afghanistan. Now it is eerily quiet. The last US combat troops have left and the Afghan government is trying to work out how to use the sprawling complex — and how to secure it. Afghan officials accompanying…MORE

Chinese astronauts carry out country’s first spacewalk outside space station

Chinese astronauts carry out country’s first spacewalk outside space station

Chinese astronauts on Sunday successfully carried out the country’s first spacewalk outside their space station — a significant milestone in its rapidly expanding space program. The spacewalk is only the second by Chinese astronauts since the Shenzhou 7 manned mission of 2008, which was conducted outside a spacecraft, according to the China Manned Space Agency…MORE

This forgotten species thought to be extinct was actually on an island paradise

When I was a kid, field trips to the local science museum or planetarium were more appealing than any playground. Disposable camera in hand, I marveled that a dinosaur fossil could tower over me in one room while an Apollo capsule seemed to float in the next. The things I learned created constellations of fascination.…MORE

In fossilized dinosaur poop, scientists find hidden treasure

In fossilized dinosaur poop, scientists find hidden treasure

You might think fossilized feces are only full of crap, but new research on one specimen has turned up a hidden treasure: a 230-million-year-old, previously undiscovered beetle species. Named Triamyxa coprolithica, the tiny beetles are also the first insects to be described from fossilized feces — or coprolites — and were visible by a scanning…MORE

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