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These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

A human hasn’t landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA’s Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s. NASA revealed two new spacesuits for the Artemis…MORE

Bronze Age warrior’s belongings recovered from famous battlefield

Bronze Age warrior’s belongings recovered from famous battlefield

About 3,300 years ago, a terrible battle raged in Germany’s Tollense Valley. The Bronze Age site has been excavated since its discovery in 2008 and every bone and artifact adds to the tragic narrative of what unfolded on the battlefield. To date, more than 12,000 human bones have been found and identified as belonging to…MORE

What each candidate must do in tonight’s debate — Meanwhile in America

What each candidate must do in tonight’s debate — Meanwhile in America

The CNN/New York Times presidential debate tonight in Ohio will be the most pivotal moment yet in the Democratic race. The clash among 12 candidates will highlight growing vulnerabilities among front-runners and offer outsiders one of a dwindling number of chances to break through. Here’s what each major candidate must do: Sign up here for…MORE

Trump’s language is his tell on Syria — Meanwhile in America

Trump’s language is his tell on Syria — Meanwhile in America

Ever since Donald Trump became president, critics have worried that his rudimentary knowledge of global affairs, erratic decisions and politicized foreign policy would get people killed. It’s happening now. “You are leaving us to be slaughtered,” Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi, commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US official last week. Trump’s…MORE

Water at the moon’s south pole may be more recent, study says

Water at the moon’s south pole may be more recent, study says

The return of humans to the moon, as well as ongoing robotic missions, may require using resources already on the lunar surface. The moon’s south pole is of particular interest because of ice deposits in craters there. Unfortunately, India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission lost communication while attempting to soft land a rover on the moon’s south…MORE

Preserving the unique history of the La Brea Tar Pits

Preserving the unique history of the La Brea Tar Pits

Black gooey methane bubbles pop on the surface of the Lake Pit outside the La Brea Museum in Los Angeles. It’s the only warning of the sticky, heavy asphalt on the bottom of the pit. The asphalt seeps have been there for thousands of years, stemming from a nearby underground large petroleum reservoir called Salt…MORE

The first man to ever walk in space has died

The first man to ever walk in space has died

Alexei Leonov, the first person to perform a spacewalk, died this week. He was 85. Russian space agency Roscosmos Space Corporation announced his passing Friday. State news agency RIA-Novosti reported he’d been chronically ill before his death. Though Leonov wasn’t the first man on the moon (a goal he wasn’t shy about), he earned his…MORE