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What is astrophysics?

Observational astronomy and astrophysics work together to further our understanding of the cosmos. Astrophysicists apply the laws of physics and physical theories to interpret the light gathered by observational astronomers.

What does 'Medicare for All' actually look like?

Born in the States but living in Canada, I’ve always been amused by some of the silly things said by those who reject “Medicare For All” in the U.S., describing health care in Canada as being all about long waits,…

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Sharp Effort To Seize The Moment

Make no mistake, Ford’s unveiling of the Mustang Mach-E was a momentous move — arguably the most important electric vehicle story of 2019. Why? Because it represents the first indication that a non-Tesla automaker plans not only to produce an EV, but to sell it in volume

Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future

(University of Sussex) The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned.

​How the smartphone changed our cities and our lives in the last decade

Urban planner Brent Toderian recently tweeted: QUESTION: As we approach the end of not only the year, but the DECADE, what do you think is the most important change, trend or new thing that has changed our cities, for the…

2019 Men Of The Year: London Commuters

Social scientists have long been fascinated by the “bystander effect,” in which ordinary people remain idle as evil deeds are done. A group of brave commuters at London’s Canning Town station showed this year that the opposite can happen, too:…

Australia fires live: NSW and SA count cost of bushfires after Balmoral and Cudlee Creek devastation – latest

EPA Victoria (@EPA_Victoria) #AirQuality forecast for today: Moderate air quality is expected for Melbourne and Geelong. Very poor air quality is forecast for the Latrobe Valley. Smoky conditions expected. View your local air quality at EPA AirWatch: https://t.co/x3FPiMeu7N pic.twitter.com/mBrjQdgUgU December…

German Christmas markets are the best way to celebrate the happiest season of the year

Rows of stalls make up the Munich Christmas Market in the Marienplatz, or city center. The beautiful New Town Hall, or Neues Rathaus, looms above it. (Photo: MNN) Christmas celebrations take place around the world, but in Germany, Christmas markets…

Why do smells trigger such vivid memories?

The smell of a newly mowed lawn may take back to your childhood days tumbling in the backyard. Maybe catching a whiff of a certain perfume instantly reminds you of your mom. Why do smells have the power to trigger…