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Vertical forest buildings designed by Stefano Boeri set to center new Cairo Administrative district

In a world of high population growth, it’s increasingly difficult to find adequate housing, and green space is diminishing throughout most urban areas. But when Cairo began developing a new administrative capital area architects and designers jumped into the planning with vertical forest block buildings. Italian architect Stefano Boeri collaborated with Egyptian designer Shimaa Shalash as a local partner, as well as landscape agronomist Laura Gatti to create three, seven-story buildings including…

Where does Mars’ methane come from? Not wind

On Earth, methane gas is often associated with microbial life. Scientists find methane in Mars’ atmosphere, too. Could it be life-related? We still don’t know, but a new study shows wind erosion is likely not the cause.

Starman's Tesla completes orbit around the sun

The Starman sitting behind the wheel of Elon Musk’s original cherry red Tesla Roadster is most certainly living up to his name. The dummy payload, which caught a ride into space aboard SpaceX’s historic launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket…

Astronomy ambassadors to Chile: ALMA radio telescope

Learn what it would be like to travel to Chile – sometimes called astronomy’s world capital – in this final report from Robert Pettengill with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program. Thank you for your dispatches, Rob!

The Richest People On Earth Are Financing ‘Climate Protectors’

(H/t Doc) The news is out: According to the latest IPCC report, the state of the Earth is catastrophic, but we still have a chance. All we have to do is listen to the 16-year-old climate figurehead Greta Thunberg of…