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The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light. Right in the middle of all that natural beauty sits a towering metal structure…MORE

A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light
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A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light

Scientists are aiming little ray gun-like devices, called leaf clips, at plants in an attempt to better understand biodiversity as environments respond to the climate crisis. Not unlike the tricorder used to perform environment scans in “Star Trek,” the nifty gadget is a type of spectroradiometer that helps record how plant leaves reflect light differently…MORE

‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US
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‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US

Five United States citizens and a permanent resident who were serving house arrest in Caracas, Venezuela, were picked up by the country’s intelligence service SEBIN on Saturday, just hours after the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian financier close to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the families of two of the detainees and one of…MORE

Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth
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Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth

After filming the first movie in space, Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have safely returned home. After saying farewell to the rest of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station and closing the hatch at 4:41 p.m. ET on October 16, their Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft undocked from…MORE

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions will be 90% favorable on the morning of October 16, when the Lucy mission is set to leave Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:34 a.m. ET. If it doesn’t launch at that time, the window…MORE

Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst
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Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Talk about a cosmic temper tantrum. An outburst of explosions has been traced back to a mysterious repeating fast radio burst in space called FRB 121102. Using China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, or FAST, researchers detected 1,652 bursts over the course of 47 days, between August 29 and October 29, 2019. This is the…MORE

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