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Greta to Congress: ‘End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Now’
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Greta to Congress: ‘End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Now’

Tell ‘em, Greta.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Between releasing new climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and organizing an international Earth Day summit, it’s clear that President Joe Biden wants to reposition the U.S. as an international climate leader. At a hearing on Thursday, 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg offered him some advice on...

How to Watch the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the ISS
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How to Watch the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the ISS

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2, as photographed during a training session. From left are, Mission Specialist Thomas Pesquet of the ESA, Pilot Megan McArthur of NASA, Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide from JAXA.Image: SpaceX Early Friday morning, NASA will attempt to launch a CrewDragon to the International Space Station. The occasion will...

Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better
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Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo After days of rumors that Sony is adding a video streaming service to its existing PlayStation Plus, the company confirmed today that it’s testing one such service in Poland. I don’t know about you, but I’m so over new video streaming services. There are just too many of them. PlayStation Now, Sony’s...

Scientists Look in an Ancient Meteorite and Find Evidence of CO2-Laced Water
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Scientists Look in an Ancient Meteorite and Find Evidence of CO2-Laced Water

Fragments of the Sutter’s Mill meteorite.Image: Wikimedia Commons (Fair Use) A team of researchers recently took a close look at an ancient meteorite and determined that it contained carbon dioxide-rich water, a discovery that has implications for the theory that water (and thus, life) first arrived on Earth by way of these rocks. Advertisement The...

A Harvard Scientist Is Selling His Genetic Code as an NFT
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A Harvard Scientist Is Selling His Genetic Code as an NFT

Image by Futurism Famed geneticist and Harvard University professor George Church has launched a genetic sequencing service called Nebula Genomics — and the company is putting Church’s own DNA for sale as a non-fungible token (NFT). “As one of the first genomes ever sequenced, Professor Church’s DNA carries a great deal of historical significance to...

AI forensics reveals a Grassy Knoll-style ‘second author’ mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls
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AI forensics reveals a Grassy Knoll-style ‘second author’ mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls

AI has helped discover new insights about the authors of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Researchers in the Netherlands used AI and pattern recognition to analyze the handwriting of the mysterious scribes. They found evidence that the manuscripts were penned by two different writers. Mladen Popović, professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism at the...