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Can Skeletons Have a Racial Identity?

Racial reckonings were happening everywhere in the summer of 2020, after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis by the police. The time felt ...

Conviction in a Former Playground for Kingpins Could Save African Wildlife

Hundreds of poachers are arrested each year for killing elephants, rhinos, pangolins and other animals in Africa. Yet the problem persists ...

Climate data could be key for preserving our cultural treasures

Equipping heritage managers, governments and the public with the right data will help conserve our past. What do Easter Island, Scotland’s ...

How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid

One day, astronomers may spot an asteroid months away from a cataclysmic rendezvous with Earth. Our only chance of survival at such a late stage ...

Russian Film Crew Wraps Space Station Shoot and Returns to Earth

A Russian actress and a film director landed safely on Earth early Sunday after spending 12 days aboard the International Space Station shooting ...

NASA’s Lucy Launches on 12-Year Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA embarked on a 12-year mission to study a group of asteroids on Saturday with the launch of Lucy, a robotic explorer that will meander ...

To Learn Bees’ Secrets, Count Them One by One

All through late summer and early fall, Max McCarthy, a graduate student at Rutgers University, walked around wetlands in northern New Jersey ...

Surprise Russian Thruster Firing Prompts Space Station Emergency

The International Space Station was briefly tilted out of its normal position in orbit on Friday during a test firing of thrusters on one of ...

Why NASA Is Launching a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy

NASA is scheduled on Saturday to launch a probe toward clusters of asteroids along Jupiter’s orbital path. They’re known as the Trojan swarms ...

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