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Astronomers Unexpectedly Capture 'Great Dimming' of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse

Astronomers Unexpectedly Capture 'Great Dimming' of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse

A Japanese weather satellite saw the mysterious dimming unfold in 2019 and 2020.

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New Solar Panel Design Uses Wasted Energy to Make Water From Air

New Solar Panel Design Uses Wasted Energy to Make Water From Air

The system directly addresses clean water shortages and crop devastation worldwide.

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Spawning Sturgeon Fish: The Feel-Good Story You Didn't Know You Needed

Spawning Sturgeon Fish: The Feel-Good Story You Didn't Know You Needed

Let's celebrate the first verified lake sturgeon spawning in the Red River Basin in over 100 years.

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New Solar Panel Design Uses Wasted Energy to Make Water From Air

New Solar Panel Design Uses Wasted Energy to Make Water From Air

The system directly addresses clean water shortages and crop devastation worldwide.

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'Clobbered by Climate Change': UN Warns of Failure to Adapt to Global Warming

'Clobbered by Climate Change': UN Warns of Failure to Adapt to Global Warming

Humanity's ability to deal with climate change will become more difficult unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say.

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Study Says Corn-Based Ethanol 24% More Carbon Intensive Than Gasoline

Study Says Corn-Based Ethanol 24% More Carbon Intensive Than Gasoline

This research seems to contradict published findings from the USDA, though it is more holistic in its approach.

The Ocean Cleanup Expands its River-Focused Interceptors

The Ocean Cleanup Expands its River-Focused Interceptors

The nonprofit cleanup crew shows off its newest river tools, the Interceptor Barrier and the Interceptor Tender. The Ocean Cleanup's CEO talks to CNET about plans for 2022 and beyond.

New fusion record a step toward solving our energy and climate crises

New fusion record a step toward solving our energy and climate crises

Huge amounts of clean energy are closer than ever, but plenty of experiments still remain.

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NASA James Webb Target Acquired: A Super-Earth Covered in Lava Oceans

NASA James Webb Target Acquired: A Super-Earth Covered in Lava Oceans

Oh, and a scorching exoplanet that probably doesn't have any air.

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Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst Tonight

Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst Tonight

Plan to head outside on the night of May 30, when we could see the birth of a brand new meteor shower called the tau Herculids.

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Astronomers Unexpectedly Capture 'Great Dimming' of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse

Astronomers Unexpectedly Capture 'Great Dimming' of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse

A Japanese weather satellite saw the mysterious dimming unfold in 2019 and 2020.

How to Watch One of 2022's Biggest Asteroids Zoom Past Earth

How to Watch One of 2022's Biggest Asteroids Zoom Past Earth

It's easily the biggest "potentially hazardous" space rock to fly by this year but it poses no threat.

NASA Mars Helicopter Delivers Epic View of the Red Planet During Record Flight

NASA Mars Helicopter Delivers Epic View of the Red Planet During Record Flight

This never gets old.

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Spawning Sturgeon Fish: The Feel-Good Story You Didn't Know You Needed

Spawning Sturgeon Fish: The Feel-Good Story You Didn't Know You Needed

Let's celebrate the first verified lake sturgeon spawning in the Red River Basin in over 100 years.

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See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

Wandering salamanders are the flying squirrels of the amphibian world.

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Tiny Robot Crab Army Could Assist With Surgeries One Day

Tiny Robot Crab Army Could Assist With Surgeries One Day

They may even be joined by beetle bots and inchworm droids.

When Can Kids Get the COVID Vaccine or Booster?

When Can Kids Get the COVID Vaccine or Booster?

The FDA has authorized boosters for kids 5 to 11, but kids under age 5 still can't be vaccinated. Here's what to know about COVID shots for kids.

'Dragon of Death' Unearthed in Argentina Is One of the Largest Pterosaurs Ever Discovered

'Dragon of Death' Unearthed in Argentina Is One of the Largest Pterosaurs Ever Discovered

The ancient flying terrors were as large as school buses.

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