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Lakes on Saturn’s moon may be explosion craters

Lakes on Saturn’s moon may be explosion craters

Saturn’s moon Titan is a curiosity in our solar system, the only other body besides Earth to host liquid water on its surface. And it’s the only moon in our solar system that has an atmosphere. But it’s not exactly inviting. The lakes on the icy moon are filled with liquid ethane and methane. Titan…MORE

John Bolton’s firing won’t end the confusion over US foreign policy

John Bolton’s firing won’t end the confusion over US foreign policy

Anyone hoping that John Bolton getting fired by the Trump administration would end the confusion over American foreign policy is likely to be disappointed. Bolton, the erstwhile national security adviser, was a rare constant in President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. He read the details. He opined. He threatened. He had some quite scary ideas, many…MORE

Ancient kangaroo had a koala-like face and jaws of steel

Ancient kangaroo had a koala-like face and jaws of steel

This ancient kangaroo really knew how to chew the scenery. Sthenurine kangaroos, also called “short-faced” kangaroos, are extinct now. But these marsupials lived in Australia around 42,000 years ago. And unlike modern kangaroos, they had short snouts, powerful jaws and teeth and skulls built for a tough, hefty diet. Rex Mitchell, a researcher of feeding…MORE

Giant balloon structures found at the center of the Milky Way

Giant balloon structures found at the center of the Milky Way

A pair of towering, hourglass-like balloons have been discovered at the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a new study. They are some of the largest features ever observed at the galactic center and researchers were able to detect them because they’re emitting radio waves. A new study describing the balloons…MORE

Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable super-Earth

Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable super-Earth

For the first time, astronomers have peered into the atmosphere of an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — and discovered both water vapor and temperatures that could potentially support life, according to a new study. The exoplanet, known as K2-18b, is eight times the mass of Earth and known as a super-Earth,…MORE

Pope says he’s not afraid of a schism in the Catholic Church

Pope says he’s not afraid of a schism in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis says he is not afraid of a schism within the Catholic Church, even as he confronts criticism from conservative Catholics about his leadership. “I pray that there will not be schisms,” the Pope said Tuesday, “but I am not afraid.” The Pope’s remarks came in response to a question from a journalist at…MORE

‘Frozen dragon of the north wind’ was one of the largest animals to ever fly

‘Frozen dragon of the north wind’ was one of the largest animals to ever fly

If you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan, the name of this newly discovered giant flying reptile might evoke familiar imagery. Cryodrakon boreas, a previously unknown type of pterosaur, was one of the largest flying animals that ever lived. The name means “frozen dragon of the north wind” and it flew over North America 77 million…MORE

Netanyahu says Israel will annex parts of West Bank if he’s re-elected

Netanyahu says Israel will annex parts of West Bank if he’s re-elected

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week. Netanyahu told reporters at a press conference that, if re-elected and able to form a coalition, he would apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea. He said he expected…MORE

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