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Earthlings treated to once-in-800-year celestial sight as Jupiter and Saturn align

The heightened brightness of the two planets has invited speculation about whether they formed the “Christmas star” that the New …read more

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The Verge’s DNA time capsule for 2020

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The Verge assembled a digital time capsule to immortalize 2020. The files were encoded into synthetic DNA to be preserved …read more

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Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old’s death in U.K.

A British coroner ruled Wednesday that excessive air pollution from traffic fumes contributed to the death of a 9-year-old girl. …read more

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WATCH: Saturn and its rings visible in night sky

The planet Saturn and its rings were visible in the Washington, D.C. night sky and captured by NBC News’ affiliate …read more

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‘I love you. I hear you.’ How to talk to friends and family about Covid

Experts who study the psychology of pandemics and human behavior say there are ways to prevent squabbles from fracturing relationships …read more

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Farmworkers, firefighters and flight attendants jockey for vaccine priority

Everyone — from toilet paper manufacturers to patient advocates — is arguing that they are essential workers or vulnerable — …read more

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Hoped for northern lights in New England a ‘big miss,’ U.S. space forecaster says

Stargazers in the continental 48 states have essentially zero chance of seeing the astronomical phenomenon this week, the Space Weather …read more

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World’s largest iceberg may strike land this month

The “A68a” iceberg is heading towards the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. …read more

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More than 300 shark, ray species threatened with extinction, new report finds

Among those at risk are four hammerhead shark species, four species of angel shark and the giant manta ray. …read more

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Student scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao is Time Magazine’s first “Kid of the Year”

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, inspired her to develop a way to detect contaminants and send those results to …read more

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