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How did Saturn’s moon get its tiger stripes? A ‘just so’ space story

How did Saturn’s moon get its tiger stripes? A ‘just so’ space story

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is an intriguing oddity. The tiny moon, only about 300 miles across, contains a rocky core and global subsurface ocean beneath an icy shell. Scientists believe the icy water world could be another potential spot for life in our solar system. And along the south pole, four “tiger stripes” can be seen.…MORE

Global weapons sales up as US manufacturers dominate world market

Global weapons sales up as US manufacturers dominate world market

The global arms industry continues to grow with total sales up 4.6% last year, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. The top 100 weapons companies sold $420 billion in arms and military services in 2018, and the top five companies are all from the United States, said SIPRI…MORE

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

It’s something that girls and young women in western countries can’t imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods — and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest…MORE

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

So much for falling “in love.” North Korea is celebrating a “very important test” at a launch site that US President Donald Trump declared would be dismantled earlier this year — the real-life culmination of a recent exchange of verbal projectiles across the Pacific. Last week, Trump blasted Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” and…MORE

Video captures the sound of joy when a baby’s hearing aid is turned on

Video captures the sound of joy when a baby’s hearing aid is turned on

When the video starts, 4-month-old Georgina silently stares at the camera. Then her mother says, “OK, so we’ve just turned your hearing on. Can you say hello to everybody?” Georgina’s response is immediate — and heart-melting. She enthusiastically squeals a long, high-pitched “hi” of her own. When she turns her head, you can see the…MORE

Scientists discovered 71 new species this year. Here are some of their favorites

Scientists discovered 71 new species this year. Here are some of their favorites

The quest for the unknown revealed exciting new discoveries this year. California Academy of Sciences researchers discovered 71 new animal and plant species in 2019. The list includes flowers, fish, corals, spiders, sea slugs, ants and lizards, among others. They were found across three oceans and five continents in caves, forests and even the greatest…MORE

Florida shooting is the last thing Saudis want

Florida shooting is the last thing Saudis want

That it was Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and not his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who called President Trump speaks to how seriously the kingdom is treating Friday’s shooting at a US military base that involved a Saudi national. Compared to Saudi Arabia’s often glacial standards, the 83-year-old monarch moved with…MORE

Robot arrives on the space station to keep astronauts company

Robot arrives on the space station to keep astronauts company

On Sunday, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule docked at the International Space Station, bringing supplies, experiments including “mighty mice” — oh, and a friendly robot to keep the astronauts company for the next three years. CIMON-2 is the next generation of the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion. The robot was built by Airbus at the German Aerospace Center…MORE