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Curiosity finds an ancient oasis on Mars

Scientists working with the Curiosity rover have found salt-enriched rock at a place called Sutton Island on Mars. The rocks suggest ponds with briny water on Mars, billions of years ago.

10 amazing places for year-round stargazing

The stars are accessible to everyone, but where can you get the most from the night sky? Here are 10 great dark-sky places – mostly in the U.S. but also in Australia, New Zealand and Chile – for skywatching and stargazing.

Climate change may make some days too darned hot to fish off the Southeast coast – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH Some days, it’s just too hot to be outside. Researchers anticipate a drop in recreational fishing as climate change raises the planet’s temperatures. Under a scenario where climate change advances on its current path, participation in recreational fishing off…

NSF award helps Kent State anthropologists expand international partnership

(Kent State University) A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students.The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a 3-year, $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to Kyoto University in Japan to study primates and human evolution at the world-renowned Primate Research Institute.

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The skeleton of a fish lies on a dry part of the bed of the River Loire in western France Almost 400 all-time high temperatures were set in the northern hemisphere over the summer,…

Best use of drones ever? Planting a forest

I’m not a fan of drones — at least not when they interrupt an otherwise quiet scene when I’m out hiking — but this news may change my mind. Those nettlesome little buggers are finally doing something undeniably useful: replanting…

Sorry, Al Gore, New Evidence Suggests Venus Was Never ‘Earth-Like’

One of Al Gore’s favorite talking points is that Venus was once a warm and hospitable place covered by large oceans. Then the ‘runaway’ greenhouse effect turned it into a barren, desolate rock. And it could happen to Earth! —CCD…

Fact-Checking AOC’s Twitter Video Showing Toxic Fracking Fumes

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out a video that she said shows a hydraulic fracturing site releasing toxic emissions. The video has been retweeted more than 13,500 times. There is no hydraulic fracturing currently taking place at the…