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This material could make parts of Mars habitable for humans, study says

This material could make parts of Mars habitable for humans, study says

Earth is the only currently habitable planet in our solar system, but that’s never stopped scientists from proposing ways to make Mars a little more human-friendly. In a 1971 paper, astronomer Carl Sagan suggested a way of terraforming Mars, or making it more habitable for humans. His proposal included vaporizing the northern Martian polar ice…MORE

Bastille Day inspired centuries of civil disobedience in France. Here’s why

Bastille Day inspired centuries of civil disobedience in France. Here’s why

When the French government dares to turn its back on the people, the people set the streets of Paris on fire. Indeed, it appears to be a long-running tradition in French history. The country’s past is splattered with the blood and sacrifice of protesters who have continued a legacy of public dissent and demonstration. This…MORE

Explaining cricket, the world’s second-most popular sport, to Americans

Explaining cricket, the world’s second-most popular sport, to Americans

The Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand will take place this Sunday in the UK, and the whole world is feeling the excitement! Well, almost the whole world. In America, almost nobody cares about cricket unless they’re from a cricket-literate county or knows someone who is. It’s kind of embarrassing. If we…MORE

A Dutch runner breaks the 23-year-old record for the women’s mile

A Dutch runner breaks the 23-year-old record for the women’s mile

The women’s world record in the mile run, which has stood for 23 years, finally fell on Friday. The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan broke the record Friday night at the Monaco Diamond League with a time of 4:12.33. Hassan took the lead with 600 meters remaining in the race and did not look back. The next…MORE

Scientists noticed an error in the new season of ‘Stranger Things’

Scientists noticed an error in the new season of ‘Stranger Things’

Season 3 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” expresses a subtle appreciation of science and gives an even bigger nod to science fiction. But the curiosity voyage gets a little off track with its science, and we’re not talking about exploding rats or people consuming copious amounts of chemicals. As our young heroes try to save the…MORE

Hubble spies something mysterious around a supermassive black hole

Hubble spies something mysterious around a supermassive black hole

There’s something unusual happening at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, and the Hubble Space Telescope caught a good look. The galaxy, which is 130 million light-years away, contains a supermassive black hole at its heart, as expected. What wasn’t expected is the thin disc of material around the black hole. The black…MORE

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