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Just when you thought it was safe to fly again.  First, it was a United passenger being dragged off a plane. This time, it’s American Airlines under scrutiny after a passenger posted a video on Facebook showing an angry confrontation between a passenger and flight attendant.  Another passenger, Surain Adyanthaya, posted the video Friday afternoon […]

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Millions of people came out this Earth Day to clean up and care for the planet. But space agencies and companies took a different approach, choosing to celebrate our Earth from up above. SpaceX on Saturday shared a breathtaking image captured during the recent launch of its SES-10 communications satellite.  Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company […]

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What’s better than clever protest signs? Protest penguins. On Saturday, as thousands of people joined the March for Science worldwide, a group of penguins waddled in solidarity at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The aquarium shared the “March of the Penguins for Science” via Facebook Live. The post had nearly 1.7 million views by […]

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Well, this clears everything up.  On Sunday, Donald Trump unveiled a lengthy, well-considered border security plan.  SEE ALSO: Seth Meyers shuts down Trump’s wall by exposing the inconsistencies Oops, sorry, I meant a few confusing tweets. The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs […]

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Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers.  For Google, that enormous thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina, where the tech giant hosts a sprawling data center complex. Google wants to draw 1.5 million gallons per day from an […]

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In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out in droves to support science.  But what, exactly, are they marching for?  SEE ALSO: Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message We went to the New York City March for Science to ask people […]

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Justin Trudeau is here to lull you to sleep, and wish you a happy Earth Day.  The Canadian prime minister released an incredibly soothing video on Saturday wishing everyone an active, outdoorsy, socially responsible holiday.  “When I think of my childhood, I think of Harrington Lake and Gatineau Park, hills and forests, and a beautiful […]

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The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global.  The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread […]

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Google Doodles are a regular source of unexpected joy, and Earth Day is no exception, with the search giant crafting a special, children’s book style message of love for our planet.  SEE ALSO: Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories The new doodle tells the story of a fox that has a nightmare about fish […]

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On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science.  But even if you can’t make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you […]

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Say hello to Steve.  Steve isn’t a person. Steve is actually the unofficial name of a mysterious purple streak of light observed by some social media savvy skywatchers keeping an eye out for the northern lights.  SEE ALSO: I am so unreasonably jealous of this view of the southern lights The Alberta Aurora Chasers — […]

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We have an obsession with looking at ourselves from space.  So it should come as no surprise that we continue to turn our far-flung spacecraft homeward to see what we look like from way out in the solar system. SEE ALSO: Extraterrestrial Oceans Could Host Life A new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft near […]

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Thoroughly sick of jaywalkers, the Chinese city of Wuhan has decided to go big and install subway-style gates on its sidewalks. The gates remain closed when the red light is on, preventing pedestrians from dashing across the road, reports state media outlet, People’s Daily. SEE ALSO: Road rage in Australia? It’s basically a bunch of […]

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