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Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

The world’s rainforests are under siege. Climate change has driven the average temperature of the Amazon rainforest up by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius. As a result of higher temperatures and deforestation, drought has surged. In 2019 alone, tens of thousands of wildfires destroyed 2.24 million acres. Humans have wiped out or degraded nearly…MORE

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

With its thick, toxic atmosphere and temperatures hot enough to melt lead, Venus seems like a dead planet. New research, however, suggests the planet could still be geologically active. And the kind of activity taking place on Venus could provide scientists with a better idea of what’s happening on planets outside of our solar system…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Joe Jonas crashes a SoulCycle class, Cristiano Ronaldo snubs Coca-Cola and Stephen Colbert welcomes back a live audience. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Time-lapse triumph Using a pre-fab, modular design, a developer constructed a 10-story apartment building in 28 hours and 45 minutes in Changsha, China. SoulCycle surprise Members of a spin…MORE

Medieval Europeans regularly reopened graves — and not to rob them

Early Medieval graves in Europe were reopened as part of widespread burial traditions — not only by grave robbers, as experts previously thought. Hundreds of graves dating from the fifth century to the seventh century AD in an area stretching from Transylvania to England were opened as part of regular mortuary customs in order to…MORE

New images help solve celestial mystery of Betelgeuse’s great dimming

New images help solve celestial mystery of Betelgeuse’s great dimming

Betelgeuse, a bright star visible in the Orion constellation in the night sky, has beguiled and puzzled space scientists since late 2019. The red giant, a star in the last stages of its life, experienced two significant drops in brightness, which caused some astronomers to believe that it was nearing its end and could explode…MORE

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