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It’s been twelve months since we counted down the final minutes of 2019 and joyfully screamed ‘Happy New Year’. We were so blissfully unaware of what was in store for us in the days ahead.   For those who lost Read more…


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People in Europe were tweeting about a “dry cough” more than usual as early as January 2020, newly analysed data reveal. While social media has played a key role in disseminating health information during the relentless COVID-19 pandemic, the new Read more…


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NASA announced Thursday that 2020 was likely the planet’s hottest year on record, edging out 2016 by one-tenth of a degree Celsius. The temperatures were close enough to fall within the scientists’ margin of error, so they considered it “a Read more…


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For the very first time, the European Union is generating more energy from renewables than from fossil fuels.  A newly published report confirms that in 2020, wind, solar, hydropower and biomass shouldered 38 percent of the EU’s electricity demands, while Read more…


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Earth’s second moon will make a close approach to the planet next week before drifting off into space, never to be seen again. “What second moon,” you ask? Astronomers call it 2020 SO – a small object that dropped into Read more…


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Every now and again, we get a little glimpse of just how far human ingenuity has gone. Quite literally: The above image was taken by a spacecraft travelling through the Solar System while it was at a distance of 251 Read more…

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