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Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii’s highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.

MIT professor renews warning about the possibility of mass extinction event in ocean

Rothman issued a dire warning in 2017 that the oceans, if they absorb too much more carbon from human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, could begin a mass extinction by 2100.

Chinese scientists facing greater scrutiny by United States

As US-China trade talks have deteriorated and federal agencies have aggressively pursued potential cases of spying and espionage, academics of Chinese descent say they are being singled out.

A way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees

The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

NASA unseals moon rock samples for the first time since the Apollo missions

What better way to mark this summer’s 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on the moon than by sharing a bit of the lunar loot?

Study: A gigantic deposit of fresh water is hidden off the Northeast coast

Under the undrinkably salty water of the ocean off the northeastern coast of the United States lies a gigantic deposit of relatively fresh water, scientists have found.

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