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King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different
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King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different

This may be the world’s oldest surviving evidence of supersize thirst quenchers. Mysterious scepters found in an ancient burial mound could actually be giant drinking straws — and they were used to consume mass quantities of beer. The gold and silver straws, each measuring about 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) long, are over 5,000 years old.…MORE

A huge, kilometer-wide asteroid will pass by Earth today
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A huge, kilometer-wide asteroid will pass by Earth today

An asteroid estimated to be around a kilometer (3,451 feet) wide will fly by Earth on Tuesday. It will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet, moving at 47,344 miles per hour (76,193 kilometers per hour), according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks potentially hazardous comets and asteroids that could…MORE

Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say
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Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say

Though massive volcanoes have the potential to affect global temperatures and weather, the eruption near Tonga on Saturday was likely not large enough to impact global climate, experts tell CNN. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai eruption on Saturday was enormous; likely the largest in 30 years, according to experts. It injected a huge cloud of ash and sulfur…MORE

Don’t miss the full ‘wolf’ moon light up the sky tonight
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Don’t miss the full ‘wolf’ moon light up the sky tonight

“Owoooo!” Wolves are associated with howling at the moon — a common myth that’s become widely accepted over the ages. Despite the fictional tale, it hasn’t stopped people from connecting the moon with the furry animals. The first full moon of the year is known as the wolf moon, and will appear the evening of…MORE

Treasure trove of ancient Roman discoveries unearthed in Europe
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Treasure trove of ancient Roman discoveries unearthed in Europe

If you’re a parent, you’re intimately acquainted with one question that hatches an infinite number of them: Why? If asking and investigating “why” is good enough for Nancy Drew, or the Scooby-Doo gang trawling for the truth in the Mystery Machine, that’s the only motivation we need. From the time we’re little, we’re encouraged to…MORE

2021 was 45th year in a row with a warmer-than-normal global temperature
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2021 was 45th year in a row with a warmer-than-normal global temperature

The last 45 years have all been above the 20th century average for global temperature, new data shows, as Earth continues its relentless warming due to heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions. Twin reports released Thursday from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found 2021 was the sixth warmest year on record, despite the influence…MORE

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

A breeding colony of 60 million fish has been discovered in Antarctica’s ice-covered Weddell Sea — a unique and previously unknown ecosystem that covers an area the size of Malta. The fascinating find shows how little is known about the ocean depths. The vast colony, believed to be the world’s largest, is home to the…MORE

Massive object could be an interstellar moon, a rare find
Helena Valenzuela Widerström

Massive object could be an interstellar moon, a rare find

Astronomers may have found a moon that’s completely different from anything in our solar system. It’s only the second space object discovered that may be an exomoon, or a moon outside of our solar system. The giant moon was found orbiting a Jupiter-size planet called Kepler 1708b, located 5,500 light-years from Earth. A study detailing…MORE

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