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History will be televised live in today’s impeachment hearings

History will be televised live in today’s impeachment hearings

This was originally published in the November 13 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. The turning point in public opinion that costs Donald Trump his presidency could come today — at least, that’s what Democrats hope. Millions…MORE

‘Real King Kong’ primate was related to the orangutan

‘Real King Kong’ primate was related to the orangutan

An immense prehistoric primate that once roamed southern China was first discovered in 1935 after a scientist found a jaw bone in a traditional medicine shop in Hong Kong, where they were sold as “dragon teeth.” Scientists have estimated that the extinct ape, known as Gigantopithecus blacki, stood almost 10 foot high (3 meters) and…MORE

The Mars 2020 rover will search for fossils and signs of ancient life

The Mars 2020 rover will search for fossils and signs of ancient life

When the Mars 2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in February 2021, it will touch down in Jezero Crater, the site of a lake that existed 3.5 billion years ago. Now, two research teams have identified areas in Jezero Crater where the rover might find signs of ancient life. The crater is 28 miles…MORE

Space rock visited by NASA New Horizons probe given new name

Space rock visited by NASA New Horizons probe given new name

To ring in the new year, NASA’s New Horizons probe conducted the farthest ever flyby to distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, 4 billion miles from Earth. Now, the object has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term that means “sky” in the Powhatan and Algonquian language, according to NASA. An official ceremony to…MORE

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet’s history. But Curiosity also stuck its nose in the air for a big sniff to understand the Martian atmosphere. So far, this sniffing has resulted in some findings that…MORE

Rare dragonfly fossils could teach us about climate change

Rare dragonfly fossils could teach us about climate change

Rare dragonfly fossils dating from about 50 million years ago show how life recovered after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and could benefit our understanding of climate change. Canadian scientist Bruce Archibald, who examined the fossilized remains of the insects,┬ásaid the dragonflies would have lived in a period of increasing atmospheric carbon and higher…MORE

The Milky Way’s black hole kicked a star out of our galaxy

The Milky Way’s black hole kicked a star out of our galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a star speeding through our galaxy at more than 3,728,227 mph. And in 100 million years, it will leave the Milky Way for good. But where did it come from and why is it in such a hurry to leave? Astronomers using the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Australian National University’s Siding…MORE

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

President Donald Trump can’t wait to see Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week, but it’s hard to find anyone else here in Washington who shares his enthusiasm. The Turkish President is an unwelcome guest in many parts of America’s capital. Last time he visited, his security detail waded into a melee with protesters in a savage…MORE

What makes a planet potentially habitable

What makes a planet potentially habitable

While Earth is currently the only planet known to support life, astronomers look for certain factors that hint when a newly discovered exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, could be potentially habitable. They consider the type of star the planet orbits and how close it’s orbiting to the star. Too close to the…MORE

13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours after Mexico ambush speaks out

13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours after Mexico ambush speaks out

The 13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours to get help after his family was ambushed near the US-Mexico border last week spoke out publicly about his harrowing journey for the first time. In an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Devin Langford said the attack began when gunmen shot up the…MORE