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Chilean Drought Makes Grass a Luxury in Santiago

May 6, 2022

A decade of drought is making grass rare in Chile’s capital. The once lush, green landscape is become increasingly desert-like, leading to drier scenery—and shrubbery. Grass itself impacted evolution millions of years ago. […]

Exoplanet in space

List of Confirmed Exoplanets Crosses 5,000

March 30, 2022

Exoplanet research may be new, but its tools date back 400 years. Johannes Kepler, who died in 1630, found laws of motion that still matter to modern astronomy. NASA said 5,000 exoplanets have been discovered. […]

View of Earth from the moon

Moon Struck by Three Tons of Space Junk

March 10, 2022

A Chinese rocket launched a decade ago hit the Moon, causing a crater. The rocket had long since broken up into countless piece of debris, striking at 5,800 mph. Naturally formed craters tell another tale. […]

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As Russia Invades Ukraine, Oil Prices Soar

March 2, 2022

Crude oil topped $100 a barrel amidst Russia’s Ukraine invasion. The surge in price stood out in stock markets, Thursday, even as global markets plunged. Oil remains a major fossil fuel used worldwide. […]

Dead sunflowers during a drought

Southwest Drought Worst in 1,200 Years

February 24, 2022

A drought in the United States hasn’t been rivaled since at least 800 C.E. The Southwest has suffered an exceptional dry period during the last 20 years, with an especially brutal summer in 2021. Drought comes in many deadly forms. […]

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