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A meteorite smashed into Mars — and left the red planet black and blue

The blue-black crater was likely made between September 2016 and February 2019. (Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) For all the asteroids and comets that have slammed into its surface over the years, Mars has done a remarkable job of keeping its…

Coal comeback? Trump plan would breathe new life into aging power plants – USA TODAY

CLOSE President Donald Trump continues to dismantle Obama administration efforts to combat coal, gas and oil emissions even as world leaders are set to gather in Poland to fine tune the 2015 landmark global climate deal reached in Paris. (Nov….

What is valley fever?

Valley fever is on the rise. Cases of this dangerous and sometimes fatal condition have tripled in the past decade, to the point where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have dubbed it a “silent epidemic.” Fewer than…

World Cultural Council has announced the winners of the 2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science

(Consejo Cultural Mundial) The winner of the 2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science is Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, Chair and Regents Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The 2019 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts will be presented to Portuguese independent film producer, Paulo Branco.

US astronomers speak on SpaceX Starlink satellites

The American Astronomical Society – chief organization for US astronomers – said it is in conversations with SpaceX about the impending launch of 12,000 Starlink satellites. The astronomers worry the satellites will interfere with their work of understanding the universe.