Teen climate activist gets Normandy’s first Freedom Prize
Jul21

Teen climate activist gets Normandy’s first Freedom Prize

Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France’s Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary. Thunberg, 16, received the award in Caen on Sunday, posing alongside D-Day veterans Charles Norman Shay and Léon Gautier. Thunberg said that “I think the least we can do to honor them is to stop destroying that same world that Charles, Leon...

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A ‘moonshot’ is about more than landing on the moon today
Jul21

A ‘moonshot’ is about more than landing on the moon today

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — A half century ago this July, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped outside the Eagle lander and set foot on the moon, the first time humans ever walked upon the dusty, pockmarked surface of our lunar neighbor. Looking back, it’s clear that whatever American astronauts and engineers lacked in space infrastructure and necessary scientific advances while putting together their...

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Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing
Jul21

Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the real prize of sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s. The billionaires’ space club is on board. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactic’s Richard...

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American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant
Jul20

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more are expected to emerge soon. Turkey Point’s 168-mile (270 kilometers) of man-made canals serve as the home to several hundred crocodiles,...

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Russian, US astronauts blast off on moon landing anniversary
Jul20

Russian, US astronauts blast off on moon landing anniversary

A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station. Saturday’s took place on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. The capsule entered orbit nine minutes after liftoff from Russia’s launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It is carrying Andrew Morgan of the United States on his first spaceflight, Russian Alexander...

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