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These potentially habitable exoplanets can see Earth as it evolves

These potentially habitable exoplanets can see Earth as it evolves

As human civilization began to flourish on Earth about 5,000 years ago, 1,715 star systems within 326 light-years of Earth could have seen our planet over that time. And over the next 5,000 years, 319 more star systems will be able to see Earth. If there are exoplanets orbiting these nearby stars, they could witness…MORE

Why female mongooses all give birth at the same time

The vast majority of expectant mongoose moms within a group give birth on the same night. The synchronous arrival of the tiny pups makes it impossible to know whose offspring belongs to which mongoose. At first glance, it doesn’t sound like the best approach to parenting — but researchers in the United Kingdom say this…MORE

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

Rainforests are under siege. Here’s what you should know.

The world’s rainforests are under siege. Climate change has driven the average temperature of the Amazon rainforest up by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius. As a result of higher temperatures and deforestation, drought has surged. In 2019 alone, tens of thousands of wildfires destroyed 2.24 million acres. Humans have wiped out or degraded nearly…MORE

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

With its thick, toxic atmosphere and temperatures hot enough to melt lead, Venus seems like a dead planet. New research, however, suggests the planet could still be geologically active. And the kind of activity taking place on Venus could provide scientists with a better idea of what’s happening on planets outside of our solar system…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Joe Jonas crashes a SoulCycle class, Cristiano Ronaldo snubs Coca-Cola and Stephen Colbert welcomes back a live audience. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Time-lapse triumph Using a pre-fab, modular design, a developer constructed a 10-story apartment building in 28 hours and 45 minutes in Changsha, China. SoulCycle surprise Members of a spin…MORE

Medieval Europeans regularly reopened graves — and not to rob them

Early Medieval graves in Europe were reopened as part of widespread burial traditions — not only by grave robbers, as experts previously thought. Hundreds of graves dating from the fifth century to the seventh century AD in an area stretching from Transylvania to England were opened as part of regular mortuary customs in order to…MORE

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