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Why approaching comet ATLAS is so bright (and how you can see it)

A newly discovered comet named ATLAS is on track to become one of the brightest comets to grace our night skies since Hale-Bopp in 1997. Officially known as C/2019 Y4, the comet was nicknamed ATLAS in honor of the Asteroid…

What if super-puff planets have rings?

All 4 of the gas giant planets in our solar system – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – are known to have rings. Could many of the so-called super-puff or cotton candy exoplanets have rings instead of super low densities?

'Cashless' stores don't work for everyone

When I was living near the poverty line for a couple years, the only way I could keep from overdrawing my bank account was to pay for day-to-day necessities in cash. It’s just easier to control your spending when you…

Spring break road trip ideas for families on a budget

When spring emerges after a long winter, getting out on the open road is just the thing to cure those seasonal doldrums. But for those of us who can’t spring for luxurious resorts or far-off locales, taking that long-anticipated spring…

Trump, Senate Strike Deal To Fund And Restore National Parks

Slashing the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been an annual tradition in Washington, D.C., for most of the 55-year-old program’s history, but no longer. In a rare show of bipartisan unity, Republican and Democratic senators gathered Wednesday to cheer…

AGRICULTURE: ‘Climatic events’: How farm groups skirt global warming – E&E News

Major farm groups have hit on a new way to tiptoe around climate change affected by human activity: Call it “climatic events.” That’s the catchphrase in a new initiative by the American Farm Bureau Federation and 20 other farm groups…

Is there a technological solution to aquatic dead zones?

(Carnegie Institution for Science) Could pumping oxygen-rich surface water into the depths of lakes, estuaries, and coastal ocean waters help ameliorate dangerous dead zones? New work led by Carnegie’s David Koweek and Ken Caldeira says yes, although they caution that further research would be needed to understand any possible side effects before implementing such an approach.