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You might want to move up any plans to visit Glacier National Park in Montana.  New data shows that the park’s namesake rivers of ice are rapidly disappearing due to global warming.  SEE ALSO: Sea level rise could send U.S. ‘climate migrants’ fleeing to Austin, Atlanta The warming climate has slashed the size of 39 […]

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Well, that was fun, er, nerve-wracking while it lasted.  After months of study, NASA has decided that it won’t try to send astronauts to space aboard the first flight of its huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, designed to eventually bring people and payloads to destinations like Mars or the moon. While acting NASA administrator […]

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Two NASA astronauts are floating around in the void outside the International Space Station Friday. NASA’s Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are, at the time of this writing, comfortably inside their spacesuits traversing the outside of the Space Station, while performing maintenance on the $100 billion orbiting laboratory.  SEE ALSO: The first spacewalk was 50 […]

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A Chinese game based on the country’s notorious “internet addiction camps” has shed light on their condition, and some of the appalling “cures” they have inflicted on teenagers. The game, called Mysteries of Fence (篱笆庄密闻), gained attention after getting featured on Steam Greenlight, which allows people to vote on indie games. Set in a tense, […]

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With all the communication between Russian government officials and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, you’d think someone at the White House would know that the Kremlin is home to professional trolls.  But they apparently didn’t realize this until after a photo session at the White House on Wednesday went public.  SEE ALSO: A Russian […]

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Bill Clinton loves ants. Yeah, you read that correctly. He loves ’em. In fact, Clinton loves the tiny insects so much that he is the very proud owner of two ant farms. Not just one. Two. On Thursday during a speech at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit — an organization dedicated to fighting […]

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People once routinely brushed off bullying as a normal part of childhood that built character. Now we know with certainty that it actually tears people down in devastating ways.  The longterm risks of bullying, however, don’t have to shape the rest of your life. While the research on protecting yourself from those effects is still […]

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Stealthy “superbugs” that cause dangerous infections are one of the world’s biggest public health concerns. Yet these antibiotic-resistant microbes, which are spreading fast in hospitals, aren’t a new phenomenon. Today’s “enterococci” superbugs likely arose from ancestors dating back 450 million years ago, according to a new study in the journal Cell. That’s around the time […]

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If you happen to find yourself on Jupiter’s moon Io, you could be in for some trouble.  The moon is thought to be the most volcanic place in the solar system, with hundreds of volcanoes dotting its surface and lava spewing all over the moon.  And now, scientists think they’ve spotted waves of lava moving […]

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Donald Trump is winning again! Congrats, Mr. President!  Trump’s latest victory came out of a recent poll conducted by Suffolk University, which determined the U.S. president is MORE unpopular in France than his BFF, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tremendous win here for Trump! Beautiful victory. Really good stuff. SEE ALSO: Poll asks Americans what they […]

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Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline warned this would happen. They probably didn’t expect it to come so soon, however. The newly completed conduit, which cuts across a reservoir relied on by members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, leaked 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota in early April, recent media reports indicate. […]

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If scientists are to be believed, a new, recently-discovered dinosaur bares a strong resemblance to the demigod known as “Zuul” from the 1984 film Ghostbusters. This is really all the confirmation I need in order to label Ghostbusters as a documentary.  In fact, the resemblance is so uncanny that scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum […]

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