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Everything to know about the Mars 2020 rover

First announced in December 2012, the Mars 2020 rover will finally leave Earth later this summer and travel more than 35 million miles to its new home. Once on the surface, this car-sized science lab (10 feet x 9 feet…

Let’s go back to calling it global warming – The Japan Times

NEW YORK – As scientific terms go, “climate change” is lame. It sounds like something created by committee. And it’s hard to understand as a crisis when we also hear scientists talking about ice ages and other natural changes to…

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Rips ‘Trumpers’ For Attacking ‘Kid’ Greta, Twitter Pounces

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was quick to defend climate activist Greta Thunberg from “Trumpers” who mocked her on Thursday but was quickly reminded about the settlement his network recently made with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. At the…

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new article in Science Advances.

On climate change, American voters sound more like Team Greta than Team Donald Trump – USA TODAY

The world was offered starkly conflicting views of the future this week as an American president in full climate-change denial shared the spotlight in Davos, Switzerland, with a 17-year-old Swedish girl who is the Earth’s most prominent environmental activist. Donald Trump’s vision was of a…

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Jewel beetles’ sparkle helps them hide in plain sight

Bright colors are often considered an evolutionary tradeoff in the animal kingdom. Yes, a male peacock’s colorful feathers may help it attract a mate, but they also make it more likely to be seen by a predator. Jewel beetles and their iridescent wing cases may be an exception to the rule, researchers report. They found that the insects’ bright colors can act as a form of camouflage.

The Disturbing Dismissal Of The Kiddies’ Climate Lawsuit

On a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court finally dismissed Juliana v. the United States, the lawsuit brought on behalf of child plaintiffs demanding their constitutional right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The children, and the…

Scientists accidentally discover new type of immune cell that kills most cancers

The cure for cancer might have been hiding within the human immune system all this time. A team of scientists from Cardiff University have accidentally discovered a new type of immune cell that appears to be a broad-spectrum remedy for…