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NASA drops an unsettling new video

Humanity is radically disrupting the planet.  In a succinct new video released Thursday, NASA announced that 2020 tied 2016 for the warmest year on record. Importantly, the science agency underscored...

Top U.S. scientists: 2020 was damn hot

Top U.S. research agencies confirmed Thursday that 2020 rivaled 2016 for the warmest year on record. Modern records go back 140 years. NASA data shows 2020 matched...

Fascinating graphics show how far we’ve come with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and how...

COVID-19 vaccines are here. Now we just have to get them to people.  So far, several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved around the world. Thanks to a worldwide...

Congresswoman tests positive after sheltering with GOP anti-maskers

This is a story about grotesque irresponsibility. On Monday, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman announced she tested positive for COVID-19. The 75-year-old Democrat believes she was infected while...

Assume the new coronavirus variant is in your community

You may have missed it. The same day a mob of weapon-bearing Trump-zealots hijacked the Capitol Building, fatally injured a police officer, carved "Murder the media" on a door, and marched...

4 stellar new features to check out in the NASA app

The NASA app has always been a solid scientific resource for armchair astronauts, but some recent updates have taken it from educational to sensational. This is in part due to a...

NASA digs deep into the archives for a peaceful view of Earth from half...

On Dec. 27, 1968, two days after Christmas in one of the USA's worst years on record, the astronauts aboard Apollo 8 returned home after almost a week in space.

The world’s most suspenseful iceberg is breaking apart

Crack. Crack. Crack. Last week, iceberg A-68a was larger than Rhode Island. By Dec. 23, satellite footage showed the berg had broken apart into several (though still...

The world’s most suspenseful iceberg is breaking apart

Crack. Crack. Crack. Last week, iceberg A-68a was larger than Rhode Island. By Dec. 23, satellite footage showed the berg had broken apart into several (though still...

What the first new moon rocks in decades can tell us

The newest moon rocks to have landed on Earth are now headed to the lab.  On Dec. 17, the Chinese National Space Administration’s Change 5 mission...

Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano awakes, awesomely fountains lava into the air

The lava has returned. On Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported an eruption at Kīlauea, the youngest Hawaiian volcano whose gushing lava rivers captivated the world in 2018....

Humanity dumped 37 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere in 2020

The worst pandemic in a century won't make a dent in humanity's accelerating carbon problem.  In 2020, civilization emitted an estimated 34 billion tonnes (or 37.5 billion tons) of heat-trapping carbon dioxide...

How to watch SpaceX launch the Starship rocket

UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2020, 2:53 p.m. PST The Starship test flight was aborted after an attempted lift-off around 4:30 p.m. CT Tuesday. Immediately...

After six years and millions of miles, a capsule with an asteroid sample lands...

In the immortal words of Will Smith: Welcome to Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully completed its mission to bring a piece of the asteroid...

Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

For most of the pandemic, I saw masks as a necessary evil when going out for my daily 5K run. I'd stick it on if someone was coming the...

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Apple TV Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies...

Apple TV Plus finally has a name and megawatt stars bragging about it. But with so much still under wraps, here's what we really...

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