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Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Strange objects found near the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, can be a strange place. It’s notoriously hard to see, obscured from our viewpoint by clouds of gas and dust in one of the galaxy’s spiral arms. But 13 years worth of near-infrared wavelength data from the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has captured the bizarre…MORE

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Last year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA says

Earth endured its second-hottest year on record in 2019, NASA and NOAA scientists announced Wednesday, capping a decade they say was the warmest in recorded history. The annual global climate assessment offers more evidence that the dangerous warming unleashed mostly by humans’ burning of fossil fuels is continuing virtually unabated. And combined with the recent…MORE

Second all-female spacewalk briefly hampered by helmet issue

Second all-female spacewalk briefly hampered by helmet issue

The second spacewalk in history to be conducted entirely by female astronauts got underway at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured out of the space station shortly before 7 a.m. Eastern Time for the first spacewalk of 2020. Their mission is to replace batteries on solar…MORE

The ingredients for life on Earth may have been delivered by comets, study says

The ingredients for life on Earth may have been delivered by comets, study says

Scientists know that the ingredients necessary to form life appeared on Earth early in its history, but they’re still trying to figure out exactly how that happened. A new study suggests that comets were the cosmic messengers depositing crucial elements like phosphorus on Earth billions of years ago. “Life appeared on Earth about 4 billion…MORE

What Trump really gets from his China deal

What Trump really gets from his China deal

The master of the art of the deal finally has a win to celebrate. He’ll pump it as one of history’s great breakthroughs β€” but in true Trumpian style, the trade pact the President is expected to sign today with China has more flash than substance. And as CNN’s Donna Borak reports, hardly anyone in…MORE

The Iraq War haunts the 2020 vote

The Iraq War haunts the 2020 vote

Incredibly, Americans will vote this year in the fifth straight presidential election haunted by the Iraq war β€” proof of the trauma seared on the nation’s psyche. At CNN’s Democratic debate last night in Iowa, candidates exhumed the decision to topple Saddam Hussein, prompted by fears Donald Trump could plunge the US into another Middle…MORE

The Democratic race for president is waking up

The Democratic race for president is waking up

The Democratic race for president started out woke β€” but it has often felt barely awake with its gang of 70-somethings and wonkish seminars about the intricacies of health care policy. Suddenly, that’s all changed. Just 20 days before the first nominating contest, the campaign of veteran leftie and heart attack survivor Bernie Sanders is…MORE

An ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space

An ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space

Graduating from Harvard Medical School and being a part of the Navy SEALs must not have been enough accomplishments for Jonny Kim. The 35-year-old is now the first Korean-American to become a NASA astronaut. Kim, along with 12 others, graduated last week from NASA’s Artemis program, allowing the astronauts to be eligible to participate in…MORE

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