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Earth Day 2017: what is it and why is it important?

Wired.co.uk - ‎Apr 22, 2017‎
In 2017, Earth Day draws closer to its 50th anniversary. This year, the event arguably takes on an even greater significance as it coincides with the international March for Science.
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How to hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence

PRI - ‎1 hour ago‎
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence - known as SETI - got a boost in 2015, when philanthropist Yuri Milner announced plans to inject up to $100 million into the field over the next decade.
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Homo floresiensis Likely Evolved from Primitive Ancestor in Africa, Researchers Say

Sci-News.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
An Australian National University-led team of researchers has found that Homo floresiensis - a dwarfed human species that lived until about 50,000 years ago on a remote Indonesian island - most likely evolved from a very primitive ancestor on the ...
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Earth was hit with a devastating comet strike around 11000 BC, ancient stone carvings reveal

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 22, 2017‎
Ancient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", have revealed that the planet was likely hit with a devastating comet strike over 13,000 years ago.
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Four climate change myths, debunked

Deutsche Welle - ‎Apr 21, 2017‎
Some people are skeptical that human activity is driving global warming. We take a look at the most common arguments used by climate deniers, and set the record straight.
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Who'll be first to Mars?

TechRadar - ‎4 hours ago‎
No human has ever left Earth's orbit. Armstrong, Aldrin and the 22 other Americans who visited the Moon as part of the Apollo program may have been further than anyone else, but even they remained within our planet's gravitational influence.
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Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 21, 2017‎
Every April hundreds of meteoroids crash into Earth's atmosphere, creating stunning displays of 'shooting stars' and this weekend they will reach their peak.
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Cygnus Cargo Ship S.S. John Glenn Arrives at Space Station

Space.com - ‎Apr 22, 2017‎
The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship S.S. John Glenn arrives near the International Space Station on April 22, 2017 to deliver tons of supplies for the orbiting lab's crew.
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Asteroid simulation: Scientists reveal what would REALLY happen if an asteroid hit earth

Daily Star - ‎Apr 22, 2017‎
SCIENTISTS simulated what would happen if an asteroid hit earth - and it is not good news. By George Martin / Published 22nd April 2017.
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Amante: After Earth Day

Sun.Star - ‎Apr 22, 2017‎
FOR Earth Day, a patch of water somewhere between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea became mine to adopt. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which organized #AdoptThePlanet, offered plenty of information on my ...
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So, That Asteroid Didn't Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data

WIRED - ‎Apr 21, 2017‎
This week, a kilometer-wide asteroid whizzed by within about a million miles of this planet—about four and half times the distance between the Earth and the moon.
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Newly Discovered Exoplanet May be Best Candidate in Search for Signs of Life

Space Daily - ‎9 hours ago‎
An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title "best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System".
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