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AOC sends a stark climate message from the future

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The 2020s, just right around the corner, promise to be a critical decade.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends the 2020s to be the decade that the United States tackles climate change by reinventing our society’s antiquated energy infrastructure, while also guaranteeing Americans livable, dignified incomes. It’s similar to the historic New Deal advanced by FDR in the 1930s.   

It’s the Green New Deal. 

In a seven and a half minute message sent from some 10 years in the…

AOC sends a stark climate message from the future

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The 2020s, just right around the corner, promise to be a critical decade.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends the 2020s to be the decade that the United States tackles climate change by reinventing our society’s antiquated energy infrastructure, while also guaranteeing Americans livable, dignified incomes. It’s similar to the historic New Deal advanced by FDR in the 1930s.   

It’s the Green New Deal. 

In a seven and a half minute message sent from some 10 years in the…

Who is this alien? Why, it’s the psychedelic frogfish.

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“Who’s this alien?” is Mashable’s enduring series about the exceptionally peculiar critters that inhabit a relatively small, ocean-dominated world in the outer realms of the Milky Way galaxy, called Earth. Many of these lifeforms, you’ll find, are quite alien.


Hiding in the nooks and crannies of dead piles of Indonesian coral is a pudgy fish, wholly covered in swirls of orange and white. Seen from the right perspective, the critter might be mistaken for a vibrantly colored…

There may be a copy of Wikipedia somewhere on the moon. Here’s how to help find it.

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If you’ve ever worried that humanity will ever wipe itself out so completely that there’ll be no record of our civilization for aliens to discover, you can now rest (somewhat) easy. 

Even if we blow everything on Earth to smithereens tomorrow, there will likely still be a library of 30,000 books, 5,000 languages, plus a complete copy of Wikipedia, somewhere on the moon. 

The only problem: We don’t know exactly where. 

The library is a project of the Arch Foundation, the same company that

There may be a copy of Wikipedia somewhere on the moon. Here’s how to help find it.

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If you’ve ever worried that humanity will ever wipe itself out so completely that there’ll be no record of our civilization for aliens to discover, you can now rest (somewhat) easy. 

Even if we blow everything on Earth to smithereens tomorrow, there will likely still be a library of 30,000 books, 5,000 languages, plus a complete copy of Wikipedia, somewhere on the moon. 

The only problem: We don’t know exactly where. 

The library is a project of the Arch Foundation, the same company that

29-year-old Katie Bouman responsible for first black hole image

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29-year-old Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, led the development of the algorithm that captured the first-ever image of a black hole. She began working on the algorithm three years ago as a graduate student at MIT. Read more…

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SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressive

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Three is certainly a magic number.

SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.

The Falcon Heavy launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.

Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company landed…

SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressive

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Three is certainly a magic number.

SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.

The Falcon Heavy launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.

Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company landed…

SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressive

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Three is certainly a magic number.

SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.

The Falcon Heavy launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.

Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company landed…

Scott Kelly spent a year in space. What happened to his body?

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When astronaut Scott Kelly landed in the frigid Kazakhstan plains on March 2, 2016, a team of responders pulled Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts from the charred capsule and carried them to chairs, set out in the crisp morning air. After nearly a year in space, Kelly looked pale but appeared alright, joking about the weather with the crew and media.  

Three years later — after scrutinizing Kelly’s blood, arteries, genes, eyes, bones, and gut bacteria in the aftermath of the historic…