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Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The civil war in Yemen has brought untold misery and desperation to civilians trapped by the fighting. You can help the charities and non-profits providing humanitarian aid through the Public Good campaign at https://bit.ly/2AYbjBm . The United Nations describes the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and reports more than 22 million…MORE

Melting of Greenland’s ice is ‘off the charts,’ study shows

Melting of Greenland’s ice is ‘off the charts,’ study shows

Greenland’s massive ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet, and a new study shows that they are melting at a rate “unprecedented” over centuries — and likely thousands of years. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Nature, found that Greenland’s ice loss accelerated rapidly in the past…MORE

This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon

This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon

A newly discovered exoplanet 124 light-years away is just full of hot air, according to a new study. HAT-P-11b, about the size of Neptune and four times larger than Earth, was found in the Cygnus constellation. The planet is considered a “warm Neptune,” with an average temperature of 1,022 degrees Fahrenheit. For reference, Neptune is…MORE

Microplastics found in gut of every sea turtle in new study

Microplastics found in gut of every sea turtle in new study

Plastic was found in the gut of every single sea turtle examined in a new study, casting fresh light on the scale of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. The research, published in the journal Global Change Biology, examined more than 100 sea turtles of all seven species, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. Researchers…MORE

The top space stories of 2018: Mars, new moons and a mystery asteroid

The top space stories of 2018: Mars, new moons and a mystery asteroid

This year was full of discovery throughout the cosmos. We were dazzled by beautiful images from space telescopes; marveled at the discovery of planets, stars and objects; were intrigued by a lunar mystery solved by missing Apollo mission data; and saw the first confirmed image of the birth of a planet. Things were just waiting…MORE

Five young people creating a better world

Five young people creating a better world

It’s easy to ignore the homeless encampment near your neighborhood, the pollution clogging the local beach or the faraway children who don’t have resources to play a sport they love. Solving those problems might seem insurmountable, but not to one group of teens and tweens who saw an issue and tackled it with passion and…MORE

Ancient tools found in North Africa could ‘rewrite human origin story’

Ancient tools found in North Africa could ‘rewrite human origin story’

The story of humankind may need some editing. A collection of 2.4-million-year-old stone tools has been found in Algeria, throwing into question the long-held theory that humanity emerged in East Africa. The discovery of the 250 tools, found alongside 296 animal bones, suggests early humans were butchering meat in North Africa about 600,000 years before…MORE