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Global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 100 million

Global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 100 million

The world has now surpassed 100 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It’s a figure that seemed almost unimaginable 12 months ago, when the first case had only just been confirmed on US soil. A year later, the pandemic shows little sign of loosening its stranglehold on billions of people’s everyday lives. Cases continue to…MORE

These 7 Earth-size exoplanets named after beer may be incredibly similar

These 7 Earth-size exoplanets named after beer may be incredibly similar

Just 40 light-years from Earth is a planetary system that has intrigued scientists since its discovery in 2016. While some of the planets in this system will be observed by the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in October, researchers continue to uncover new details that make TRAPPIST-1 even more distinct. The planets,…MORE

Dogs likely migrated to the Americas with humans over 15,000 years ago, study says

Dogs likely migrated to the Americas with humans over 15,000 years ago, study says

Dogs have been following humans for thousands of years. Archaeological and genetic data has revealed that dogs accompanied humans when they were migrating to the Americas from East Asia, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dogs were likely domesticated over 23,000 years ago in Siberia, said…MORE

Colombia’s FARC party is changing its name to ‘Comunes’

Colombia’s FARC party is changing its name to ‘Comunes’

Colombia’s FARC political party, formed after the guerilla group with the same acronym was disbanded, has announced that it is is changing its name to “Comunes,” or “Commons” in English. “I want to inform Colombia and the international community that from today we will bear the name #Comunes, because we are a party of common…MORE

Baby tyrannosaurs were about the same size as a dog, new research shows

Baby tyrannosaurs were about the same size as a dog, new research shows

Tyrannosaurs were fearsome predators in the dinosaur kingdom, but new research shows their hatchlings were about as big as a medium-sized dog. Researchers studying the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos suggest the dinosaurs were approximately three feet long when they hatched, according to a study from the University of Edinburgh, published Monday. A team of…MORE

5 planets found in unusual rhythmic dance around a star 200 light-years away

Astronomers have discovered a planetary system including six planets and it’s not quite like anything they’ve seen before. The system could challenge the theories scientists have about how planets form and change over time. Our solar system is just one of many planetary systems, and so far, no two systems are alike. The systems vary…MORE