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smiley_reader added a news bookmark.Given that each light-year — defined as the distance light travels in one Earth year — is about 6 trillion miles (9 trillion km), a black hole that lies 1,000 light-years away m...About 2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.Though bushfires are a common occurrence in Australia during the summer, they have never been as devastating or as widespread as the ones currently burning across the country. S...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.Though it has been over a century since the R.M.S. Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg, modern-day ships remain as vulnerable to such catastrophes. The most recent disaster o...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.California's Yosemite National Park is home to numerous stunning waterfalls. However, from mid-to-late February each year, the unlikely star of the pristine preserve is Horsetai...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.On Monday, November 11, 2019, stargazers will be treated to an unusual sight: our solar system's smallest planet, Mercury, passing between the Earth and the Sun. The rare event...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Project Successfully Retrieves Plastic From The Great Pacific Garbage PatchBoyan Slat has been dreaming of cleaning up the world's oceans ever since he was a teenager. On October 2, 2019, the now 25-year-old announced that System 001/B, an autonomous r...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.The Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, had been relatively calm this year, with just one major storm in July. That changed at the end of August, ...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 coronavirus global emergency is now a pandemic. The UN health agency urged countries worldwide...2 months ago
smiley_reader added a news bookmark.Over the years, paleontologists have been able to uncover many mysteries about human ancestors from unearthed skeletal remains. However, not much is known about their developme...2 months ago
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