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Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet

For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why? Because the planet – which is about as big as Jupiter – is orbiting perilously close to its star.

IAU approves 2nd round of names for Pluto features

New Horizons provided what will be the only close-up images of Pluto many of us will see in our lifetimes. The new feature names from the International Astronomical Union recognize the mission’s forerunners in Earth and space mythology and history.

Extreme heat associated with increased risk of hospitalization, death for patients with ESRD

(JAMA Network) This observational study looked at whether extreme heat is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or death among the vulnerable population of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study included 7,445 patients with ESRD who underwent long-term hemodialysis treatment at clinics in Boston, Philadelphia or New York from 2001 to 2012. During that time, 2,953 of the patients died.

Booker’s Latest Climate Scheme Involves A Lot Of Tree Planting

Sen. Cory Booker is proposing an environmental version of a New Deal-era work relief program that would effectively recruit young people to plant billions of trees within the next decade. The New Jersey Democrat unveiled a bill Thursday with Democratic…

Jason Holliday receives $2.5 million NSF grant to research poplar genome

(Virginia Tech) A $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Associate Professor Jason Holliday of the College of Natural Resources and Environment research the genomic architecture of poplars, fast-growing trees that are a crucial source of forest products.

AOC’s Radical Campaign Agenda Now Embraced By 2020 Democrats

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was not in Motor City for this week’s Democratic primary debates — but she was there in spirit. A year after the former bartender shot to prominence with an upset primary win over establishment Democrat Joe…