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Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star

Some 3,000 light years away from Earth, researchers believe they have found an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. The star is known as Kepler-160, and it was observed during NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. It’s similar in size and temperature to our sun. Previous observations in the last six years have…MORE

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever

New cases of the novel coronavirus are rising faster than ever worldwide, at a rate of more than 100,000 a day over a seven-day average. In April, new cases never topped 100,000 in one day, but since May 21, there have only been less than 100,000 on five days, according to data from Johns Hopkins…MORE

Behind the fences, Trump may be missing a national moment

Behind the fences, Trump may be missing a national moment

President Donald Trump is literally and figuratively fencing himself off from a moment of national reckoning. High barriers have sprung up around the White House complex and an adjacent park, formalizing a state of siege amid nationwide protests. Trump fancies himself a law and order enforcer but the imagery of a President hidden behind high…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t making everyone poorer. A jobs report today is expected to show that US unemployment is now near 20% — the highest since 1948. But US billionaires have become $565 billion richer since mid-March, according to a study published yesterday. The two reports are just the latest signs that the virus is…MORE

‘They died in the exact same way’

‘They died in the exact same way’

Paris (CNN) — The case of Adama TraorĂ© has striking parallels with that of George Floyd. Both were black men whose interactions with police led to their deaths. Both struggled to breathe in their final moments. Their deaths have become rallying points in their countries for protests against police brutality. TraorĂ© died on his 24th…MORE

Why Trump wants the G7 to look more like a G11

Why Trump wants the G7 to look more like a G11

What’s the point of a party if you can’t invite your friends? President Donald Trump is trying to turn the off again, on again, off again G7 summit this year into a G11 — at least. Maybe he’s looking for moral support. Global gatherings in the Trump era have been contentious affairs, and as often…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 4

George Floyd had coronavirus before he was killed while in police custody last week in Minneapolis. Floyd tested positive for the virus after his death. The autopsy report released yesterday says the disease played no role in his death and was likely a sign of a previous infection. As a black man, Floyd had a…MORE

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) detected the planet in 2016. The Very Large Telescope based in Chile has a new and more powerful spectrograph named ESPRESSO, so astronomers decided to use…MORE

Laser mapping reveals largest and oldest Mayan temple

Laser mapping reveals largest and oldest Mayan temple

For decades, archeologists have keep their eyes down to the ground as they slashed through jungles, attempting to spot traces left by lost civilizations like the Khmer Empire in Cambodia and the Maya in Mexico and Central America. It’s painstaking work that took entire careers to complete. But now, archeologists — or at least their…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, June 3

Latin America is in crisis. But parts of it are reopening anyway. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the region is spiking fast. The death toll in Brazil, the worst-hit country in Latin America, passed 30,000 yesterday. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro continues to dismiss the threat and parts of the nation are rushing to…MORE

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