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Venus was potentially habitable until a mysterious event happened

Venus was potentially habitable until a mysterious event happened

Venus likely maintained stable temperatures and hosted liquid water for billions of years before an event triggered drastic changes in the planet, according to a new study. Now, Venus is a mostly dead planet with a toxic atmosphere 90 times thicker than ours and surface temperatures that reach 864 degrees, hot enough to melt lead.…MORE

Why does the sun get sunspots? Scientists may finally know

Why does the sun get sunspots? Scientists may finally know

The sun may be the focal point of our solar system, but astronomers are still trying to understand some strange processes that unfold on the star, including sunspots. Sunspots show up like dark spots on the sun’s surface. And every 11 years, the number of sunspots peaks. New research, rooted in fusion energy research, suggests…MORE

Climate strikes sweep the globe as protesters demand urgent action

Climate strikes sweep the globe as protesters demand urgent action

From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. Some of the first protests were held in Australia and organizers have said “well over” 300,000…MORE

US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970, study says

US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970, study says

Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by 29% since 1970, signifying 2.9 billion birds lost in almost 50 years, according to a new study. The scientists involved in the study warn that like a canary in a coalmine, birds reveal environmental health. This steep loss of bird populations, including some of…MORE

Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau has long cultivated a public persona as a “woke” champion of socially progressive values. In office, he has proudly proclaimed he is a feminist and proposed legislation to tackle gender pay equity. He has personally welcomed Syrian refugees to the country. And he has offered formal apologies on behalf of the Canadian government…MORE

This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like

This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like

We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like. The previously recovered bone fragments include a pinky bone, teeth and a jawbone. Denisovans also left…MORE

Global climate strikes start today. Here’s what you should know

Global climate strikes start today. Here’s what you should know

People all over the world are expected to walk out of their schools and workplaces Friday to demand action to address the global climate crisis. Here’s what you should know. What’s happening? Young people are asking others all over the world to join them in global climate strikes starting today. More events will take place…MORE

Brownface. Blackface. They’re all offensive. And here’s why

Brownface. Blackface. They’re all offensive. And here’s why

It doesn’t matter what skin tone you’re trying to portray. Blackface, brownface, yellowface, redface. Any colored-face you wear that isn’t yours is racist. Some of the recent controversies have included public figures, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Trudeau apologized after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface during…MORE