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Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

It may be time to finally say goodbye to the Opportunity rover. NASA will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. ET today to discuss the results of recovery efforts since a dust storm encircled Mars last year. Opportunity hasn’t communicated with engineers since June 10. Dust has blocked out the sunlight, and even the…MORE

China and India are making the planet greener, NASA says

China and India are making the planet greener, NASA says

The Earth is facing a climate crisis, but it’s also getting greener and leafier. According to new research, the rise is largely courtesy of China and India. A study by NASA, based on extensive satellite imagery and published in the journal Nature Sustainability, has revealed that the two countries with the world’s biggest populations are…MORE

Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

A fossilized mucus trail led to the discovery of the oldest evidence for mobility on Earth, dating to 2.1 billion years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, the oldest known traces of movement were dated to 570 million years ago, so this discovery…MORE

Migrant rescue ship renamed in honor of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi

Migrant rescue ship renamed in honor of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi

It’s been more than three years since the body of 3-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore, his lifeless body face down in the sand. The disturbing image of his death showed to the world the dangers that Syrian refugees faced as they fled their country amid a devastating civil war.…MORE

‘X-ray gun’ used to study 800-year-old shipwreck and its treasures

‘X-ray gun’ used to study 800-year-old shipwreck and its treasures

Researchers have been investigating the incredible cargo from an 800-year-old shipwreck for years, trying to uncover its secrets. Now, with the help of what researchers called an X-ray gun, they know more about where the beautiful ceramics found on board were made and about the ship’s route. Fishermen found the wreck in the 1980s in…MORE

Amid uproar, Vatican clarifies Pope’s comments on ‘sexual slavery’ of nuns

Amid uproar, Vatican clarifies Pope’s comments on ‘sexual slavery’ of nuns

A day after Pope Francis created an international uproar by saying Catholics nuns had been subjected to “sexual slavery” by the founder of a French order, the Vatican sought to clarify his remarks. “When the Holy Father, referring to the dissolution of a Congregation, spoke of ‘sexual slavery,’ he meant ‘manipulation,’ a form of abuse…MORE

Solving the ‘climate mystery’ of the Vikings

Solving the ‘climate mystery’ of the Vikings

Evidence of Viking settlements in Greenland conjures images of the intrepid Norse that settled there amid freezing temperatures centuries ago, between 985 and 1450. But as evidence grows to the contrary, it seems like Vikings may have been a little more comfortable, temperature-wise, than we thought. Today, Vikings are depicted in shows and movies wrapped…MORE

Earth just experienced one of the warmest years on record

Earth just experienced one of the warmest years on record

Last year was the fourth-hottest year ever recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, which means that the past five years have been the five warmest years in the modern record. NOAA and NASA discussed 2018’s global temperature and climate in a joint news conference Wednesday; both agencies maintain independent data…MORE

The Pope, for the first time, calls the sexual abuse of nuns ‘a problem’

The Pope, for the first time, calls the sexual abuse of nuns ‘a problem’

For the first time, Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a “problem” in the Catholic Church, saying that “we’ve been working on this for some time.” The Pope’s comments, which came during a press conference aboard the papal plane on a return flight to Rome from the…MORE

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