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US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970, study says

US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970, study says

Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by 29% since 1970, signifying 2.9 billion birds lost in almost 50 years, according to a new study. The scientists involved in the study warn that like a canary in a coalmine, birds reveal environmental health. This steep loss of bird populations, including some of…MORE

Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau’s progressive public image butts up against a series of scandals

Justin Trudeau has long cultivated a public persona as a “woke” champion of socially progressive values. In office, he has proudly proclaimed he is a feminist and proposed legislation to tackle gender pay equity. He has personally welcomed Syrian refugees to the country. And he has offered formal apologies on behalf of the Canadian government…MORE

Global climate strikes start today. Here’s what you should know

Global climate strikes start today. Here’s what you should know

People all over the world are expected to walk out of their schools and workplaces Friday to demand action to address the global climate crisis. Here’s what you should know. What’s happening? Young people are asking others all over the world to join them in global climate strikes starting today. More events will take place…MORE

Brownface. Blackface. They’re all offensive. And here’s why

Brownface. Blackface. They’re all offensive. And here’s why

It doesn’t matter what skin tone you’re trying to portray. Blackface, brownface, yellowface, redface. Any colored-face you wear that isn’t yours is racist. Some of the recent controversies have included public figures, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Trudeau apologized after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface during…MORE

One of the world’s oldest bird fossils features bony teeth

One of the world’s oldest bird fossils features bony teeth

Researchers have uncovered one of the most complete fossils of a bony-toothed bird that flew 62 million years ago over New Zealand. The bird species lived soon after dinosaurs went extinct. And it was the ancestor to some of the largest flying birds that followed. Researchers previously believed Pelagornithids evolved in the Northern Hemisphere, but…MORE

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter’s moons, could erupt this month

Loki, named for the Norse god of mischief, is about to unleash an eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io, according to astronomers. Io is the most volcanically active body in our solar system, according to NASA. And Loki is the most powerful volcano on Io. Loki likes to keep to a schedule, astronomers have noticed. And…MORE

Why a volcanic eruption caused a ‘year without a summer’ in 1816

Why a volcanic eruption caused a ‘year without a summer’ in 1816

It happened more than two centuries ago, but its impact remains enormous. Historians have credited the infamous “year without a summer” of 1816, at least indirectly, with the invention of the bicycle and the writing of the classic novel “Frankenstein.” In April of 1815, Mount Tambora exploded in a powerful eruption that killed tens of…MORE

This mysterious star could be consuming a stolen exomoon

This mysterious star could be consuming a stolen exomoon

For more than a century, Tabby’s Star has intrigued astronomers with its unusual dimming, sometimes over days or weeks, before returning to its normal brightness. Now, new research suggests that the mysterious star is chowing down on a moon stolen away from a planet. More than 1,000 light-years away, the star, also known as KIC…MORE

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