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Observations of our closest neighboring star dampen hopes of a potentially habitable planet

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One of the planets that orbits around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, had been thought to exist within what astronomers call the habitable zone. While Proxima b is 20 times closer to its star than Ear...

Scientists are potty-training cows in a bid to help save the planet

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If you can potty-train a child, you can potty-train a cow. At least, that was the theory a group of researchers in Germany decided to test, in a bid to find a solution to the environmental damage caused by livestock...

Hurricanes are maintaining their strength farther inland as the planet warms, study finds

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Over the years, scientists have found lots of evidence that hurricanes are becoming more dangerous as the planet heats up. They are rapidly intensifying more often, dumping higher rainfall totals and even moving sl...

Matthew Perry is engaged to ‘the greatest woman on the face of the planet’

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Matthew Perry is engaged to his girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz, the "Friends" star revealed in comments published Thursday. "I decided to get engaged," the 51-year-old told People magazine. "Luckily, I happened to be da...

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink satellites. Their goal is to blanket the planet in high-speed broadband

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched Sunday morning, sending 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. Falcon 9 took off from the 39 launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at around 6 a.m., SpaceX...

You can see every planet in our solar system this week

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It might be time to break out that telescope. This week, there will be some not so familiar sights in the sky: all seven of the planets that make up our solar system will be visible at various points throughout the ...

The RealReal CEO: Fashion is polluting our planet. We need regulation to make it stop

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Julie Wainwright is CEO of TheRealReal. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. .leftside-floating-image { width:100%; display:block; margin:0 auto 1.5rem; } @me...

Greg Gutfeld: Media the most egocentric fools on the planet

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In fact, some reporters won’t even return to the building and others are in therapy.  One long-time reporter, meaning he’s old, had to retire soon after the attack, and others can’t sleep. Maybe they saw their rating...

‘Indigenous people have the knowledge’: Conservation biologist Erika Cuéllar on restoring the planet

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Call to Earth is a CNN initiative in partnership with Rolex. Erika Cuéllar is a biologist and conservationist, and a Rolex Award Laureate. An arid region of open forests and grasslands spanning three countries and m...

Why the red planet captures our imagination in movies and books

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Consider the odds of your having been born: from the earliest stirrings of protohominid life — the ones writer Arthur C. Clarke and director Stanley Kubrick imagined in "2001: A Space Odyssey" — to the present, acro...

David Attenborough offers his ‘witness statement,’ and a warning, in ‘A Life on Our Planet’

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At 93, Sir David Attenborough has spent a lifetime studying the natural world, and been knighted for his efforts. So when he asks that people heed his "witness statement" about the peril humans collectively face, as...

This lava planet has ‘rocky’ weather and winds many times the speed of sound

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If you thought life on Earth during a pandemic was tough, imagine living on a lava planet, thrashed by violent weather, with rocks literally raining down and the wind howling at thousands of miles per hour. That's t...

NASA discovers first possible planet outside our galaxy

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists may have detected signs of a planet transiting a star outs...

DeSantis fires back at Biden: ‘Every COVID variant on this planet’ is coming through his open border

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On "The Ingraham Angle", DeSantis said Biden is being disingenuous in blaming conservative governors who have refused to engage in widespread socioeconomic restrictions in regard to COVID mitigation, because the pres...

Renewables are being installed at top speed — but still far too slow to fix the planet, energy watchdog says

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(CNN Business)Growth in renewable energy is set to hit an all-time record this year, but is still falling "well short" of what is necessary to slash planet-warming emissions, according to the International Energy Ag...

Venus is a Russian planet — say the Russians

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No longer confined to territories here on Earth, Russia has now staked its claim on Venus, saying it is a "Russian planet." This week, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space corporation Roscosmos, revealed that ...

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