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Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

The Associated Press news agency (AP) has apologized after cropping a Ugandan climate activist from a photograph where she had posed with her white peers after a press conference in Davos, Switzerland. Climate activist Vanessa Nakate said she was invited to attend a youth climate science event. When news coverage of the event emerged, she…MORE

Researchers make surprising discovery in one of the universe’s oldest stars

Researchers make surprising discovery in one of the universe’s oldest stars

It’s one of the oldest known stars in the universe and it’s been hiding a surprise, according to new research. The primitive star is known as J0815+4729. It’s 5,000 light-years away from us in the Lynx constellation. And when astronomers used the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii to study it, they were…MORE

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, another first in space

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, another first in space

The first batch of cookies in space have been baked in a zero-gravity oven, but the astronaut bakers didn’t even get to try them. Instead, three of the five cookies returned to Earth on one of SpaceX’s Dragon capsules on January 8 and were moved to cold storage in Houston. But in a nice bonus,…MORE

Vampire star system shows one star gorging on another

Vampire star system shows one star gorging on another

Although NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler mission ended in 2018, astronomers are still finding surprises in the data provided by the space telescope. One of those surprises included the unexpected finding of a white dwarf star that’s draining the life from its brown dwarf companion, according to a new study. Ryan Ridden-Harper, a postdoctoral fellow at the…MORE

Radioactive dinosaur skull helped researchers make new discovery

Radioactive dinosaur skull helped researchers make new discovery

Allosaurus was a fierce predator at the top of the dinosaur food chain millions of years before Tyrannosaurus rex claimed its “king of the dinosaurs” title and researchers have now discovered the earliest known species of Allosaurus. The new species, Allosaurus jimmadsen, has been revealed at the Natural History Museum of Utah, home to the…MORE

Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk

Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk

So — some sharks walk. Just not the scary ones. While great whites haunt the deep, walking sharks are content to scuttle in the shallows. They’ve been walking, or something close to it, for at least 9 million years. They’re evolutionary superstars, too: Walking sharks could be the most recently evolved shark on Earth. That’s…MORE

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Like any intrepid explorer, NASA’s Curiosity rover has to do safety checks before moving around on the Martian surface. Those who maintain communication with the rover on Earth keep an eye on those safety checks, like a parent getting messages from their traveling child. Last week, the rover didn’t seem to understand where it was,…MORE

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