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  • The Science of Birds
    by Scientific American on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Birds are fascinating creatures. They descend from dinosaurs, soar the skies and display cognitive abilities once thought to be reserved for humans. It’s easy to understand why so many people... -- Read more on

  • Buried 'Lakes' on Mars May Just Be Frozen Clay
    by Charles Q. Choi, on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Mineral deposits, not salty water, are the most likely cause of radar reflections spotted beneath the planet’s south pole, a new study finds -- Read more on

  • To Understand UAP, We Need Megapixel Imagery
    by Avi Loeb on August 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    If any of them represent advanced technology, high-resolution photographs might tell us whether they’re metaphorically labeled “Made in China” or “Made on Exoplanet X” -- Read more on

  • Can the U.S. and China Cooperate in Space?
    by Leonard David on August 2, 2021 at 10:45 am

    China’s meteoric rise in space science and exploration—along with its new partnership with Russia—is spurring U.S. experts to reconsider a long-standing prohibition on bilateral... -- Read more on

  • Canada's Residential Schools Were a Horror
    by Ian Mosby, Erin Millions on August 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Founded to carry out the genocide of Indigenous people, they created conditions that killed thousands of children -- Read more on