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When to look up for the Lyrid meteor shower

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Tuesday morning, but keep your eyes on the sky over the weekend as well. There hasn’t been a meteor shower to light up the sky since early January, and this one will be visible around the globe. The moon was full Friday, so it will still be…MORE

Observing Good Friday around the world

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrations Good Friday falls on April 19 this year and is marked by many different traditions around the world. Rome In this city, the…MORE

Skeleton DNA reveals surprising backgrounds of Crusader soldiers

DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows. Christians invaded and attempted to claim the Near East during the Crusades, a series of religious wars between 1095 and 1291. Although the…MORE

Researchers identify largest carnivorous mammals ever to live on land

Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, according to the fossils of a previously undiscovered species that spent decades in a museum drawer. Portions of the animal’s jaw, skull and skeleton, including enormous teeth, were discovered in a drawer at the National Museums of…MORE

After US terrorism designation, Instagram begins banning some Iranian generals

Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, began removing pages and accounts run by people associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps this week after the US government officially designated the IRGC a terrorist organization on Monday, Instagram confirmed to CNN. Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency reported earlier this week that Instagram accounts belonging to some…MORE

Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space

When the universe formed during the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, the chemical reactions of the aftermath formed the first molecules. Those first molecules were crucial in helping form everything we know, but they’re also absent. And although HeH+, the helium hydride ion, has been proposed for years as that first molecule, scientists couldn’t…MORE

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