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There is a surprising amount of life deep in the earth. Hundreds of times more mass than all humanity

Scientists using the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are changing our understanding of life deep in the earth and possibly other worlds. Their discoveries suggest that abundant life could exist on the underside of other planets and moons, even when temperatures are extreme and energy and nutrients are scarce. They have also discovered that all life hidden in the deep earth …

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Google unveils digital catalog of lost artifacts from the Brazilian National Museum

An undated photo shows Brazil's oldest human fossil, called Luzia, in the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Alexandre Macieira (AP) Following a catastrophic fire in September that destroyed millions of valuable items at the Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Google unveiled a project that has preserved some of these valuable artifacts and now …

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Elf on the shelf lives on the International Space Station

If you are a parent with young children, you may have had difficulty placing The Elf on a shelf and may run out of seats. Here's an idea – how about putting it in space? [19659003Thebelovedchildren'sbook/toylivesontheInternationalSpaceStationinaTweetoftheNASAastronautinAnneMcClain look whoever showed up on @Space_Station! "McClain tweeted on Tuesday." I think we all have to be good now! I hope with his mischievous …

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Bishops and astronauts meet in Washington to remember Apollo 8

WASHINGTON (RNS) – Sometimes the deepest truths about humanity – and God – are revealed as we step back a little. Or even fly about 238,000 miles into space. The astronaut James Lovell had this epiphany 50 years ago, when he became one of the first astronauts orbiting the moon. "I remembered a phrase that I had often heard:" I …

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For decades, Al Gore predicted the ice-free Arctic in 5-7 years

On Thursday, former Vice President Al Gore celebrates for the tenth time that the ice cap of the North Pole would be completely ice-free within five to seven years during some summer months. The Gateway Pundit The blog recalled Gore's statements on United Nations climate change in Copenhagen on December 13, 2009, in which he referred to computer modeling by …

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NASA's Insight Lander takes its first selfie from the surface of Mars

NASA's lander InSight touched down on the Martian surface November 26 after hurling through space for six months. It's been capturing photos – and even sounds – of the alien planet, but has finally taken a decent shot of itself. NASA posted a photo to Twitter Wednesday evening showing InSight's first selfie from Mars. "The spacecraft uses a camera on …

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'Christmas comet' zooming 'near' Earth this weekend

The year's brightest comet this week is flying across the night sky. The comet, "46P / Wirtanent," dubbed "The Christmas Comet" is expected to come to about 7.2 million miles of Earth. CBS News reports the comet will be among the 10 closest to Earth approaches in modern times. It could be bright enough for people to see with the …

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Mass e-mail joke leads to closures in the US and Canada

A tsunami of e-mailed bomb attacks leads to closures in hospitals, schools, public transport and businesses in the US and Canada. The word of emails appeared in tweets like this on Thursday morning: I received a bomb threat today in my work e-mail requesting that I send Bitcoin $ 20,000 to the person, otherwise they will blow up my workplace …

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Get ready to howl under a Super Wolf Wolf Moon in Vancouver

Are you ready to cry? Vancouverites will be inaugurated at the longest full moon for over a decade on 22 December; In the new year, however, an even more spectacular full moon takes place. Known as "Super Blood Wolf Moon," this incredible astral display involves a total lunar eclipse as the moon slips under the shadows of the earth. Last …

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