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NASA’s newest mission, ICON, has launched

NASA’s newest mission, ICON, has launched

NASA’s ICON mission to explore where Earth’s weather meets space weather launched Thursday evening at 10 p.m. ET from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ICON was air-launched on Northrop Grumman’s L-1011 Stargrazer aircraft on the Pegasus XL rocket. A first attempt at 9:33 p.m. was aborted because communication was lost with the…MORE

Diana Ross is first artist announced for Glastonbury 2020

Diana Ross is first artist announced for Glastonbury 2020

Diana Ross is to perform in the “legends slot” at Glastonbury 2020, it was announced Thursday, making the soul icon the first artist confirmed for the festival’s 50th anniversary event. The singer, who rose to fame as the lead member of The Supremes, will take to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday June 28, on the…MORE

America’s presidential race is the most grueling experience in democratic politics

America’s presidential race is the most grueling experience in democratic politics

The oldest 2020 presidential candidate insists he’s still feeling the Bern. After a heart attack, 78-year-old Bernie Sanders seemed to suggest he would slow the pace of his campaign. But stung by politically damaging reports that he was slowing down, he now says he “misspoke.” His reversal is not surprising: Ceding ground for health reasons…MORE

Four ways to think about Trump’s Syria decision — Meanwhile in America

Four ways to think about Trump’s Syria decision — Meanwhile in America

This might be Donald Trump’s most unpopular foreign policy decision yet. His withdrawal from northeastern Syria has united America’s allies, Democrats who want him gone, and even usually supine Republicans in condemnation. Here are a few ways to think about this moment in Trump’s presidency: Morality: Trump’s decision leaves Kurdish allies who bled alongside America…MORE

Who are the Kurds and why are they under attack?

Who are the Kurds and why are they under attack?

Hundreds of people living in northern Syria near the Turkish border are fleeing, herding their loved ones and running from an unknown fate as fires blaze behind them. These people are members of an ethnic minority known as the Kurdish people. Living in a region controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a defense…MORE

Move over, water bears, and make way for ancient ‘mold pigs’

Move over, water bears, and make way for ancient ‘mold pigs’

Tiny fossils trapped in amber have revealed a previously unknown creature that lived 30 million years ago that scientists are calling the “mold pig.” Researchers say the fossil suggests a new family, genus and species of microinvertebrates that lived during the mid-Tertiary period. The mold pig, well, looked like a microscopic pig and munched on…MORE

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month as member states fail to pay dues

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month as member states fail to pay dues

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to pay their outstanding contributions, as the organization faces such a “severe financial crisis” that staff salaries risk not being paid next month. The organization is suffering its worst deficit in a decade, Guterres said Tuesday, as he addressed the UN General Assembly to introduce…MORE

Trump’s test for Democrats — Meanwhile in America

Trump’s test for Democrats — Meanwhile in America

Your turn, Democrats. President Donald Trump just played his most significant moves yet in Washington’s new game of impeachment chess: He blocked a deposition by US diplomat Gordon Sondland, who faces scrutiny over Trump’s request that Ukraine probe his rival Joe Biden. And the White House said it would not cooperate in the impeachment inquiry…MORE