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This is the closest solar system to Earth containing multiple planets

This is the closest solar system to Earth containing multiple planets

Just 11 light years from earth is the GJ 15 A star system with two planets orbiting a red-dwarf star. This makes it the closest solar system to Earth that contains multiple planets. The Alpha Centauri system is only 4.3 light years away but only contains one exoplanet, called Proxima B. The planets in GJ…MORE

The world’s oldest leftovers stashed at Israel’s Qesem Cave

The world’s oldest leftovers stashed at Israel’s Qesem Cave

It seems stashing your leftovers from dinner is hardly a new concept. Humans have been storing food for 200,000 to 400,000 years, new research suggests. A bit like we would store our food in a Tupperware container, early humans stored marrow-rich deer bones for several weeks. Once the bones, skin and tendons had had time…MORE

Vatican launches $110 ‘click to pray’ wearable rosary

Vatican launches $110 ‘click to pray’ wearable rosary

The Rosary is going mobile. The Vatican announced the launch of the “Click to Pray eRosary” Wednesday. October is the month of the Rosary. The eRosary is an app-driven device that can be worn as a bracelet. To activate it, all you have to do is make the sign of the cross, similar to how…MORE

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

Astronomers spied three spots around a star that could indicate baby planets are forming and growing there, according to a new study. This is the first time astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope have seen 3D motions of gas in a disk around a star where planets form. The study published Wednesday in the journal…MORE

This is how Syria’s 8-year war ends. But there’s nothing to celebrate

This is how Syria’s 8-year war ends. But there’s nothing to celebrate

The war, or wars, in Syria may be approaching an end. The third of the country that was under the control of the once US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will slowly be reabsorbed into the orbit of Damascus, as will the troops who fought alongside the Americans. The SDF, abandoned in a flash by the…MORE

How to help Syrian refugees in latest crisis

How to help Syrian refugees in latest crisis

The crisis in northern Syria is only getting worse. Hundreds of thousands of people are trying to escape the fighting as colder weather sets in. Syria is already facing the largest displacement crisis in the world, according to the United Nations. More than a dozen aid agencies have signed a joint letter to UN Security…MORE

These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

A human hasn’t landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA’s Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s. NASA revealed two new spacesuits for the Artemis…MORE

Bronze Age warrior’s belongings recovered from famous battlefield

Bronze Age warrior’s belongings recovered from famous battlefield

About 3,300 years ago, a terrible battle raged in Germany’s Tollense Valley. The Bronze Age site has been excavated since its discovery in 2008 and every bone and artifact adds to the tragic narrative of what unfolded on the battlefield. To date, more than 12,000 human bones have been found and identified as belonging to…MORE

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