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Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

During Friday’s historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control. It’s NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and she’s acting as CapCom, or Capsule Communication, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. CapCom is the astronaut who on Earth who communicates…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city. Hong Kong’s Court of the First Instance ruled on Friday against a woman, known as MK, who complained that the government’s lack of marriage options in Hong Kong violated her constitutional…MORE

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

When it comes to business travel, astronauts take the cake. The six space scientists and engineers who live and work in the International Space Station are traveling at a speed of five miles per second — orbiting Earth once every 92 minutes. As far as we know, they don’t earn frequent flyer miles, but they…MORE

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

It’s like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too. Venezuela has become the latest accused human rights abuser to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It defeated Costa Rica 105 to 96 in a secret ballot vote inside the UN General Assembly. In Caracas, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister…MORE

He’s doing the ‘dirty work’ to keep plastic out of the ocean

He’s doing the ‘dirty work’ to keep plastic out of the ocean

Afroz Shah, a lawyer in Mumbai, hasn’t had a weekend off in four years. But he hasn’t spent this time writing briefs or preparing for court. His mission? Saving the world’s oceans from plastic pollution. It’s a calling he found in 2015 after moving to a community in Mumbai called Versova Beach. He had played…MORE

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