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Artemis launch back on schedule after delays

NASA is readying its next-generation megarocket and space capsule for a historic test flight to the moon early Wednesday morning.…

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Crucial Congo rainforest faces growing threats from logging and mining

The area of forest felled in the Congo basin rose last year, but schemes giving power to Indigenous communities could…

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How to tell the difference between a regular black hole and a wormhole

Physicists have worked out how to see whether a black hole is actually a wormhole that could theoretically be travelled…

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Remote undersea volcano believed to be erupting in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU — A volcano is probably erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,…

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How to scan a QR code with your iPhone or Android phone (no apps needed)

Your smartphone is full of surprises. There’s an app if you want to use your phone as a magnifying glass…

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News at a glance: A new antibiotic, COVID-19 in Antarctica, and a Venus mission deferred

CLIMATE SCIENCE Space station carbon mapper faces demise An orbiting fridge-size sensor that uses lasers to map forest structure—key to…

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How to use Gmail’s email layouts feature

Some Gmail users are now able to customize the layouts of their emails.  The option is currently only available on…

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Return of the ‘blood moon’: A total lunar eclipse will be visible around the world on Tuesday

Skywatchers on four continents will have the chance next week to catch the last total lunar eclipse for three years.…

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Planets around graveyard star were consumed before Earth was even born

A strangely cool star that has been dead for more than 10 billion years contains levels of some elements that…

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Drought, not lithium mining, is drying out Chile’s largest salt flat

Lithium mining has been blamed for the drying out of a region in the Andes where the metal is naturally…

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