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Catch a lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon this weekend

Catch a lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon this weekend

Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse. Both events will be visible early Monday morning. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse. A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon…MORE

Neanderthals may have used their hands differently from humans

Neanderthals may have used their hands differently from humans

If you were to greet a Neanderthal with a handshake, it might feel a little awkward. The digits of the Stone Age people, who went extinct about 40,000 years ago, were much chunkier than ours. What’s more, a Neanderthal’s thumb would have stuck out from his hand at a much wider angle. “If you were…MORE

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the “lion’s share” of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday. It comes one day after the international body warned that the pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. Thursday’s “Whose…MORE

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

The holidays may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but they will still happen — even in space. The International Space Station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season, the most ever for the orbiting laboratory in its 20 years of having humans living aboard. The international crew includes…MORE