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The case for taking better notes

The case for taking better notes

This story was originally published in the November 22 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. It’s the revenge of the note takers. The experts and diplomats whose testimony helped build the impeachment case against Donald Trump know…MORE

This is the first known galaxy to have three supermassive black holes

This is the first known galaxy to have three supermassive black holes

Supermassive black holes act as the engines powering the centers of galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy. But in a first, scientists have observed that one galaxy contains three supermassive black holes at its core and they’re surprisingly close together. The galaxy, NGC 6240, has an unusual shape, which previously led scientists to believe…MORE

This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system

This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system

Astronomers have uncovered increasing evidence that some bodies in our solar system, like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, are actually ocean worlds. And those oceans could potentially host life — even if they formed in a way that is completely different from what we know about similar bodies of water on Earth. To…MORE

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

Meteorites that crashed into Earth billions of years contain sugars, researchers say, lending support to the idea that asteroids may hold some of the ingredients to life. An international team of scientists found “bio-essential” sugars in meteorites, which also contain other biologically important compounds, according to a press release from NASA on Tuesday. Asteroids —…MORE

Sondland’s spectacular example of throwing your colleagues under the bus

Sondland’s spectacular example of throwing your colleagues under the bus

This story was originally published in the November 21 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. That almighty crash you heard coming from the direction of the United States was the implosion of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense.…MORE

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

At least 16 civilians were killed when rockets struck an internally displaced persons camp, in the village of Qah in Syria’s Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets. The camp was targeted by a missile loaded with cluster munitions, the White Helmets said. The attack also “led…MORE

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

Snake evolution has intrigued scientists for years because they knew that these complex vertebrates once had limbs and adapted over time to live without them in dramatic fashion. But a limited fossil record didn’t reflect how that transition happened since snakes first appeared during the upper Middle Jurassic Period between 163 to 174 million years…MORE

Vanishing ice puts Mongolia’s reindeer herders at risk

Vanishing ice puts Mongolia’s reindeer herders at risk

Vanishing ice patches are jeopardizing the livelihoods of reindeer herders in Mongolia, new research has found, revealing the toll the climate crisis is taking on people and animals in the region. Herders in the north of the country rely on what they call “eternal ice,” which remains intact even during the summer, for drinking water…MORE